Slideshow: First Look: Tiffani Faison's Sweet Cheeks BBQ

BBQ Sauces
BBQ Sauces
Three housemade sauces grace each of the dark wood tables: sweet-smoky all-purpose; tangy North Carolina–style vinegar; and hot and fruity habanero.
Brisket ($18/lb)
Brisket ($18/lb)
One of their most popular menu items—and for good reason. An 18-hour stint in “Tootsie,” the 4,700-pound J&R smoker, gives the fatty, salt-and-pepper-rubbed meat pronounced smokiness, an impressive smoke ring, and a thick, dark crust.
Pork Belly ($19/pound)
Pork Belly ($19/pound)
Inch-thick slabs of cured, brined, and smoked Berkshire belly meat are shingled on a half sheet pan alongside shaved white onion and housemade pickle chips.
Bucket of Biscuits ($8)
Bucket of Biscuits ($8)
Four tall, craggy biscuits arrive warm in an oversized coffee tin with a side of soft, salted honey-butter.
Fried Okra ($7)
Fried Okra ($7)
After a dunk in buttermilk, the okra spears are dredged in a flour-panko mix, fried, and lightly sprinkled with salt. Don't look for a side of dipping sauce—there isn't any—but if you like, splash them with the vinegar mop.
Farm Salad ($6/small; $9/large)
Farm Salad ($6/small; $9/large)
As a nod to her Rocca fans, Faison brought this salad with her to Sweet Cheeks. With a double dose of Brussels sprouts (raw and roasted) plus arugula, red grapes, toasted hazelnuts, farro, and a honey-shallot vinaigrette, this salad is anything but your ordinary bowl of mixed greens.
Dining Room
Dining Room
For Top Chef fans, the open kitchen provides the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Faison in action.
Communal Tables
Communal Tables
The bowling alley planks-turned-communal tabletops gleam in the natural light.
The Bar
The Bar
The all-American beer list is drawn from coast to coast—a gesture Faison hopes will make members of Boston's transient community feel at home. The whiskey and craft cocktail rosters are both lengthy, too.