Best of Boston

2019 Best Barbecue

The Smoke Shop

Pitmaster Andy Husbands has fired up three Boston-area locations of his stylish, citified barbecue joint in just three years—and we still can’t get enough of his tender brisket and signature spicy-agave wings. Husbands’s smoky meats pair wonderfully with pit beans, pimiento mac ’n’ cheese, and other rib-sticking sides—not to mention selections from a miles-deep whiskey list that spans outposts.

One Kendall Sq., Cambridge, 617-577-7427,