Food & Drink


2018 Winner: The Smoke Shop

Photo Credit: Holly Rike


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.

The Smoke Shop - Cambridge

One Kendall Square, Cambridge • (617) 577-7427

The Smoke Shop - Boston

343 Congress St., Boston • (617) 261-7427

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