Hickory Sticks BBQ

Don't get distracted by the sides at this stylish Fort Lauderdale barbecue joint with its faux distressed-wood paneling and new "old" façade. The meat is the thing at Hickory Sticks BBQ, with beef brisket that's been smoked for more than half a day and St. Louis-style ribs that are tender to the touch. Baby back ribs and barbecued chicken are on the menu, as is a two-meat combo and smoked sausage. Every meal comes with two sides and a piece of corn cake, so the chances of leaving here hungry are slim to none.