With the exception of Dallas "BBQ", NYC barbecue restaurants tend to be excessively glammed-up; odd considering the South's best meat is often sold behind gas stations. Happily rectifying this situation: Georgia's Eastside BBQ -- which also happens to be BYOB.
Though he named his just-opened spot after his dog, owner Alan Natkiel drew both atmospheric and culinary inspiration from seven artery-hardening years in Atlanta. His place is a homey, narrow shack: a few tables, a menu board carved from a 250-year-old tree, and pics from his family's farm (as opposed to stock decorative photos of sweaty men gripping gasping fish). The grub's sloppy, big portioned, and cheap -- instead of violating you with à la carte cruelty, dinners of ribs, pulled pork, and fried/'cued chicken come with two Southern sides. On Sundays, Georgia'll also offer $25 all-you-can-eat blue crab; for $10 extra you can double-up with all-you-can-eat ribs -- cementing your status as the apex predator you pray your Rottweiler recognizes you as.
For the lazy, Georgia's does have free delivery to the East Village and LES, allowing you to gorge in the City's most authentically grimy BYOB barbecue spot: your apartment.