Red Hook: HomeTown Bar-B-Que
Brooklyn-born Bill Durney describes his 'cue as "classic American barbecue steeped in tradition and history, yet done with a little Brooklyn flair." Hurricane Sandy nearly washed away Durney's dreams of BBQ glory, putting a serious damper on the Red Hook restaurant's opening. But it finally opened in fall of 2013, and this massive counter-style 'cue hall has been a local hit ever since.
Don't miss: The brisket, beef ribs
Side dish: Smoky collards and burnt-end baked beans
454 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn; 347-294-4644