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Capital Q Smokehouse

329 Ontario St., Albany, 438-7675, Chef-owner Sean Custer prepares slow-smoked ribs and brisket, pulled pork and more, with lots of tasty sides in a space once occupied by Emil Meisterís Market. Very limited seating. Catering. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat. Cash only (ATM available). $

Chicoís BBQ & Restaurant

2490 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0940. The real thing, slow-smoked and falling off the bone. Get your ribs, your brisket, your pulled pork, and even specials like smoked turkey and smoked homemade sausage. Full bar. Serving 11-10 daily. AE, D, MC, V. $

Everglades BBQ and Seafood

Route 9, Wilton, 580-9631. Casual, fun atmosphere, serving Florida-style barbecue and seafood. Baby-back ribs, smoked chicken and spare ribs slowly cooked over an open pit. Fresh selections of seafood including salmon and haddock, as well as daily specials. Appetizers include coconut shrimp, fried gator, wings, and homemade key lime pie for dessert. Beer and wine available. Takeout and off-premises catering available. Serving 4-9 PM Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$

Giffyís Bar-B-Q

1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, 373-9800. Chicken and ribs are the core items here, but you also can get sirloin and salads. Lighter fare includes chicken wings and burgers, including a vegetarian bean burger. Try the home-baked cornbread with sweet honey butter. Beer and wine. Eat in or take out and on- and off-premises catering. Serving 11-9 Tue-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $

LTís Grill

2305 Nott St., Schenectady, 374-7455, Serving ribs, steaks, and seafood, with live lobsters every night. Meals are slow-cooked from homemade recipes and served in ample portions. Twelve beers on tap. On- and off-premises catering; takeout available. Serving 11 AM-2 PM Mon, 11-9 Tue-Sat, closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $$.

Otis & Oliverís

979 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-9291. Barbecue-grilled ribs and pulled pork are the specialties, along with a menu of sandwiches, burgers, steaks and more, served in a friendly, casual setting. Full bar. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11-11 Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$

Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill

1557 Central Ave., Colonie, 464-9971. Featuring authentic barbecue complemented by a variety of other American favorites. Full bar. Serving 11-midnight Fri-Sat, 11-11 Mon-Thu. AE, D, MC, V. $$



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