Food & Drink


2014 Winner: Sweet Cheeks

Skeptics wondered why Tiffani Faison, first famed as an early Top Chef contestant, would choose to feature notoriously difficult American slow-smoke barbecue at her debut restaurant, but we’re very glad she did. Sweet Cheeks turns out terrific versions of the Texas-style ’cue, especially brisket and sausages, and great sides, including heavenly biscuits, really fine BBQ beans and (oddly enough) broccoli casserole, in a noisy, appropriately casual setting in the Fenway. The fine beer list surely doesn’t hurt.

Sweet Cheeks

1381 Boylston St., Boston • (617) 266-1300

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