If BBQ lovers had their own paradise, this would probably be it. Hometown draws a steady line of people who don’t mind that the Red Hook spot is out of the way, or that it might entail a bit of a wait. Or, rather, people who know that the food, which is ordered at the front counter and served on individual, butcher paper-lined metal trays, is worth it. While the brisket, pulled pork, and ribs get a lot of the attention, don’t miss out on the sides (i.e. cornbread and mac ‘n’ cheese) or the banana cream pudding. Once you get your food, it’s usually easy to find a spot at one of the long picnic tables in Hometown’s expansive, warehouse-like space. There’s also two bars inside, serving craft beers and whiskey (plus some wine and cocktails).

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