Fodor's Expert Review Sweet Cheeks Q

$$ The Fenway and Kenmore Square American Fodor's Choice

Red Sox fans, foodies, and Fenway residents flock to this meat-lover's mecca, where Texas-style barbecue is the name of the game. Hefty slabs of dry-rubbed heritage pork, great northern beef brisket, and plump chickens cook low and slow in a jumbo black smoker then come to the table heaped on a tray lined with butcher paper, along with homemade sweet pickles, shaved onion, and your choice of "hot scoops" (collard greens, mac 'n' cheese) or "cold scoops" (coleslaw, potato salad). Owner Tiffany Faison tromped all over the Texas barbecue belt to get her recipes finger-licking right, including the baseball-size biscuits served with honey butter. Sweet tea and cocktails arrive in mason jars, while house-made barbecue sauces (ranging from mild to skull-splittingly hot) sit on the table, along with a tin can of flatware and napkins. (You'll need lots of the latter; with food this good, it's going to get messy.)

American Lively Lunch Dinner Southern $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1381 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02215, USA


Known For:
  • Finger-licking barbecue
  • Scrumptious sides
  • Jeans and T-shirt atmosphere

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