What is the consensus on the best current BBQ places?
I don't know the best. But Dinosaur BBQ is decent and a nice place. I hear Hometown BBQ is excellent ( hamilton Ave) but I haven't been there yet. Fette Sau in williamsburg is real good. In Manhattan I like Mighty Quinn , and Georgia.
Finally got to bite into some John Brown's Smokehouse burnt ends the other night, as they are often sold out. Wowwee! The most intense mix of burnish, peppery and balanced meaty-fatty flavor for the buck.
Very convenient in LIC near the E, M, G & 7 Court Square or 23rd-Ely stations...and a well-curated beer selection by Josh. He has a couple of IPAs in-house that worked as well on the wash-down as AJAX for dishes (in a good way!).