Sauced BBQ & Spirits
Sauced, which settled in next to the Golden 1 Center in 2017, serves up a Southern menu of spice-rubbed smoked meats and other comfort food favorites. The fall-off-the-bone pork ribs are a highlight, but nab the flavor-packed smoked brisket ends if you can (they often sell out). Meats heaped onto platters are accompanied by sides like stone-ground jalapeño cheese grits and a sweet and spicy slaw. The generous helpings extend to the rest of a substantial lineup that includes appetizers like egg rolls stuffed with brisket and pimento cheese and sides like the giant baked sweet potatoes loaded with fixings. If you can still find room, try the banana pudding with crushed Nilla wafers. But if you’d rather drink your dessert, you can choose from some 200 whiskeys (including rare bourbons like Pappy Van Winkle) or seven custom-brewed draughts.