A Queens smokehouse with barrels of bourbon

Because your favorite book is actually just a cut-out one that hides a bunch of brisket, come to this Strand, which's named for the part of Astoria where it's located, and has indoor picnic tables, a huge back beer-garden-y space, and functional barrels of bourbon at the bar. Luckily the only thing you'll have to read is a menu that features brisket that's been brined for three days and smoked over maple & hickory, smoked pork belly, and brunch dishes like duck leg confit w/ "easy egg", perfect for Sunday mornings.