Best of Boston

2016 Best Barbecue Restaurant

Sweet Cheeks

The meat’s still sweet—and smoky, and spicy—at Top Chef vet Tiffani Faison’s firstborn by Fenway, where the southern-inspired barbecue hasn’t suffered for the opening of her neighboring restaurant, Tiger Mama. Still lovingly tended to (kudos, chef de cuisine Dan Raia) are the metal trays of tender ribs, buckets of now-iconic honey-butter biscuits, and Mason-jar cocktails, best imbibed by the outdoor beer shed. Sweet mercy.

1381 Boylston St., Boston, 617-266-1300,