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Head here when: You’re looking for brand-new buzz. The latest entry on this list, The Smoke Shop, opened in Central Square in late June as the latest project from chef Andy Husbands (Tremont 647). The Hell’s Kitchen alum has written a couple of barbecue cookbooks and tours the country with IQue, his competitive barbecue team that was the first group from New England to win the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship.
Must-eat meat: If you can pull together a few friends, go for the whole hog, a reservations-only feast that feeds up to a dozen hungry pigs. Solo diners (or smaller appetites) can simply opt for some of the best burnt ends we’ve ever had.
Strongest sides: Pimento mac ‘n’ cheese is absolutely out of control. And we worship at the altar of green goddess–covered deviled eggs, served with bacon, asparagus and fermented chile.