South Africa beckons at this alcohol-free, outdoor-only eatery along the water. (Braai is the Afrikaans word for grill.) The ribs are small, but flavor-packed, thanks to South African charcoal and BBQ sauce. You can order a half rack, but then you’ll have to wait in line again when you inevitably go back for the other half. You can also order a burger or chicken, but you’ll probably regret it with each fragrant order of ribs that passes by. Given the lack of a roof, the place is also popular with the city’s many food delivery services.
The big brother of Odessa -- one of our pizza hot spots -- bests its younger sibling by not betraying us by closing for the winter. With a location clear on the other side of town, Marathonweg boasts a menu that is a similar mix of crispy-crusted, decadent pizzas and tasty luxe meat dishes grilled up on a Big Green Egg.