Not all barbecue joints have to be old-school, and Beaver's is proof of that. Oak- and maple-smoked brisket, sausage and ribs line the Smoker Sampler and give plenty of meat for the money. There's no shame in eating your 'cue off a real plate, in a comfortable dining room, with a killer cocktail to wash it all down. It's also a bonus that you can start the meal out with a bowl of smoky queso and chips.
2310 Decatur St., Houston; 713-864-2328