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Chico’s BBQ & Restaurant

2490 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0940. The real thing, slow-smoked and falling off the bone. Get your ribs, your brisket, your pulled pork, and even specials like smoked turkey and smoked homemade sausage. A small, busy, friendly place that reminds us of barbecue’s endless appeal. Full bar. Serving 11-10 daily. MC, V. $

Everglades BBQ and Seafood

Route 9, Wilton, 580-9631. Casual, fun atmosphere, serving Florida-style barbecue and seafood. Baby-back ribs, smoked chicken and spare ribs slowly cooked over an open pit. Fresh selections of seafood including salmon and haddock, as well as daily specials. Appetizers include coconut shrimp, fried gator, wings, and homemade key lime pie for dessert. Beer and wine available. Takeout and off-premises catering available with portable smoker-grill wagon. Serving 4-9 PM Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$

Giffy’s Bar-B-Q

1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, 373-9800. Chicken and ribs are the core items here, but you also can get sirloin, and salads. Lighter fare includes chicken wings and burgers, including a vegetarian bean burger. Eat in or take out. Beer and wine. Serving 11-9 Tue-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

Mo’s Bar-B-Q

107 Mill St., Troy, 266-7227. Paul “Mo” Connally makes barbecue the way it’s supposed to be made, slow-cooking the ribs and pork butts over a smoke that pinkens the meat into submission. Get a side of cole slaw and those sweet baked beans and you’ve got the all-American meal. Serving 10-10 Tue-Sun. MC, V. $

Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill

1557 Central Ave., Colonie, 464-9971. Featuring authentic barbecue complemented by a variety of other American favorites. Full bar. Serving 11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun-Thu. AE, D, MC, V. $

The Van Dyck Restaurant & Brewery

237 Union St., Schenectady, 381-1111, This landmark restaurant and brew pub now features authentic smoked barbeque with ribs, brisket, and pulled pork, plus sides like collard greens, cornbread and ranch beans. Van Dyck’s favorites include aged sirloin, garden salads, vegetarian penne pasta, and blackened salmon. Full selection of homebrewed beer. Serving 4-midnight Tue-Sat. Closed Mon. Reservations highly recommended. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$




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