County Barbeque Feeds Furloughed Free Sandwiches This Coming Week

By Julia Weeman in Food on Oct 6, 2013 8:30PM

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Photo courtesy of County Barbeque's Facebook Page

DMK Restaurants, the company behind DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar, Ada Street, and their newest addition, County Barbeque is offering a pulled pork glimmer of hope to furloughed government employees during the shutdown.

This week, from Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 11th, all furloughed guests with a government ID will receive a pulled pork sandwich on the house at County Barbeque. "We're grateful to be able to help those who do so much for us in our own, small way," says DMK Restaurants Co-Founder David Morton in a press release.

The new BBQ joint doesn't discriminate by region - they offer up St. Louis spare ribs, Texas brisket, and Chicago tips. Finally, the pulled pork sandwich is smothered in Carolina-style mustard BBQ sauce.

With the main course on the house, you've got an excuse to try some of the sides suited to a tight budget--add some cheddar grits or bacon deviled eggs for only $3.

If you've got a sweet tooth, get a spoon of chocolate chip cookie dough for just $2. Want to drown your sorrows? Shots of whiskey start at $3 and there's an excellent selection of beers on draft for $5.

Congressmen and women haven't been excluded from the deal, despite the fact that they're still receiving paychecks during the shutdown. However, their freebie is appropriately dubbed the "Congress Chicken." Round out your meal with a Stone Arrogant Bastard for only $6.

County Barbeque is located 1352 W. Taylor Street and is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m.