Best BBQ

Bubba's Q

Nothing shouts "summer" like a plate of saucy 'cue, and there's none better than that served on the porch of Bubba's Q. Head out back, past the mementos of Al "Bubba" Baker's NFL career, to the sturdy picnic tables, where you can gnaw your bones to the beat of blues tunes. Prime real estate on hot July evenings, when it opens onto a large patio, the porch is just as attractive in winter months: A crackling fire and radiant heaters disperse the chill, while freshly baked cornmeal muffins, dense mac 'n' cheese, and sweet iced tea deliver thoughts of sun-soaked picnics. Then there's that 'cue -- smoky, saucy, and laced with savory char. And for dessert, it's classic lemon meringue pie. If all that isn't enough to warm you up, you may have to head to Florida.