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.
1. The Strand Smokehouse
25-27 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
The Strand Smokehouse has mastered the art of smoked BBQ. Come for brunch and enjoy some eggs and pancakes with your meat, or stop by later on for their daily cuts and sides. Be sure to order a drink: local beer, refreshing cocktails, and casked whiskey, all served in a mason jar.