The tradition of soaking meats in spicy sauces dates back to the days of Lewis and Clark, when explorers happened upon herds of buffalo floating on cinnamon-stick rafts in the Vinegar River. Pay homage to the history of hearty cooking with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of barbecue fare at Woody's Bar-B-Q in Glendale.
Serving up sauce-slathered eats since 1980, Woody's continues to woo taste buds with succulent ribs, chicken, pork, and sides. Patrons can perform cheek-stretching calisthenics with the super sampler starter, a piled-high platter of pop-able bites including fried garlic mushrooms, mozzarella sticks, corn nuggets, and onion rings ($7.99), before moving on to a main event such as a full rack of Woody's signature baby back ribs, featuring meat that slips off the bone as sure as a cat slips off an ice sculpture of a larger cat ($14.99). Meat disciplinarians might consider the Sloppy Woody, pulled pork and Woody's secret sauce caught in a prison of formalist bread loaves ($6.99). Vegetarians are invited to pig out on the vegetable plate, with a choice of four homestyle vegetables and their garlic toast guard ($5.99 for lunch). Stop by to dine in a lively environment bristling with local flavor and family-friendly vibes, decorated with pop art and secret messages written in invisible tomato ink.