Boston’s Best 2018

from Improper Bostonian |

Chef Andy Husbands’ long experience vying for prizes in national slow-smoke barbecue competitions is fully evident at his pair of full-service BBQ joints, most especially in his oversized, gorgeously crusted St. Louis-style pork ribs. But the hits keep coming with excellent renditions of brisket, pulled pork, Texas hot links, smoked-then-fried chicken wings, collard greens and pit beans. A terrific whiskey list and lively honky-tonk atmosphere help make the Smoke Shop about as good as Yankee ’cue gets.