City Barbeque is undoubtedly one of Columbus’ great gifts to the world. Its sheer volume of amazing smoked meats, sides, desserts and numerous convenient locations keeps this homegrown chain at the top of the BBQ pack in C-Bus and beyond.
Whether you’re a veteran City Barbeque fanatic or a total newbie, there’s no better time to get your smoke on than (614) Restaurant Week, when City Barbeque will offer incredible deals across all of its central Ohio locations.
Restaurant Week Deal: 2 meats, 2 sides, Texas toast, choice of dessert all for $15
To give you an idea of what you’re in for when Restaurant Week (July 15-19) kicks off, 614NOW editor Regina Fox and staff writer Mike Thomas were treated to the RW offerings at City BBQ’s Grove City location. Read their (our) thoughts on the entire experience below!
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Mike: At one time, my roommate, his girlfriend, and my girlfriend all worked for City Barbeque. Needless to say, our fridge was constantly stocked with the stuff, so I’m a veteran City BBQ eater. I’ve had everything on the menu, but I’ve never grown tired of it! I also know what to expect when it comes to their meals. That said, I was still blown away with the amount of food that comes in this Restaurant Week deal. Holy smokes.
Regina: As a rookie, I was really impressed with the parking availability right off the bat. And upon entry, I was blown away with the decadent smokey smells! I can also appreciate how simple City Barbeque makes ordering during Restaurant Week. Rather than crafting a new menu, City Barbeque offers the foods you know and love, just at a deeply discounted price.
Mike: Being that I’m such an old hand at this, I tried to mix things up a bit for my pre-Restaurant Week order. I went with the smoked sausage, greens, and french fries (underrated) but couldn’t resist the pull of old favorites brisket (my favorite anywhere) and banana pudding (the best). With so many options in a single meal, you can afford to try new things and play it safe with tried and true staples. This is seriously enough food for two people, so you could even make out like a bandit and feed two for $15!
Regina: I went with the pulled pork and ribs for my proteins, traditional mac & cheese and hush puppies for my sides, and chocolate cake for my dessert. I smothered my meats with City Barbeque’s Sweet City sauce (which I immediately splattered all over my shirt) and I was off to the races. The juiciness and flavor of the pulled pork stood out to me the most. And the hush puppies—OH the hush puppies! These little fried bundles were fresh, crunchy, and delicious. And my chocolate cake was definitely the envy of the office when we returned with the leftovers.