'Sweet Cheeks' on Serious Eats

First Look: Tiffani Faison's Sweet Cheeks BBQ

Anyone familiar with Tiffani Faison's resume (Top Chef, fancy hotel dining rooms, Nantucket) probably wouldn't have predicted that her latest move would be a barbecue joint. But when Rocca shuttered suddenly last year and Faison (at the time, the upmarket Italian resto's executive chef) found herself ready for a new gig, the 34-year-old tapped into her Southern roots, studied up on Texas barbecue, purchased a 4,700-pound smoker, and, just last month, opened her first solo venture called Sweet Cheeks. More

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