BBQ bliss on a budget

UPDATE: Since writing this post, Dixie’s has removed both the tex-mex nachos and the sampler platter from the menu :(

If you love southern BBQ, Dixies on Grand can be very economical – and quite delicious!  Dixies offers a sampler platter for $39.99.  The sampler platter includes biscuits with honey butter, Baby Back ribs, St. Louis Style ribs, pork and chicken shack, Cajun chicken breast, quarter BBQ chicken, coconut shrimp and four side choices!  As shown in the picture below, this is a lot of food (there’s even food underneath all the ribs)!  This sampler platter is fantastic to share with a group of 4-5 people.  It’s fun to try everything and when you break down the cost between multiple people it is not very expensive.  My husband and I also love to get the platter for just the two of us.  It’s way too much food for two people but it reheats perfectly and then we don’t have to cook for the next few days.  Last night we went to Dixies and, after eating what we could of the platter, we brought home over 3.5 POUNDS of leftovers!  No doubt, we will be eating good for days!

The sampler platter (note that there is more food under the ribs)

The leftovers after two people devoured the platter

Dixies also has my my favorite tex-mex nachos.  Their nachos are absolute heaven to me.  They are crisp and served with smoked chicken and spicy chili for dipping.  I will admit, I had a soggy batch once but they took them back and very apologetically whipped up a new batch.  These nachos are half price during happy hour (Reg. $10.95).

Heaven on a plate

I’d also like to give Dixies a shout-out for their $6.50 cosmopolitans.  Regardless of the time or day, you can get a tasty cosmopolitan for under $7, which is a rarity.

Dixies on Grand
695 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105