Editors’ Choice 

A Newcomer 

SuperFine, Manchester-by-the-Sea

What’s Unique: A daily barbecue plate, served on a sheet pan, could be brisket or pork shoulder, or anything else the trio of chefs wants to put in the on-site smoker, always served with a fluffy buttermilk biscuit. Whiskey-glazed ribs are a permanent fixture, and veggies might also get the smoked treatment. 

What’s New: Packed beach takeout or picnic-style options for the summer, for pickup or delivery to the nearby marina, so people can enjoy their day out on their boat with a hamper full of Superfine.

In the works: A second location is slated to open late this summer in the old Jack Tar spot in Marblehead.

25 Union St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, 978-526-0964,


Readers’ Choice

The American BBQ, Rowley 

Fun fact: Seventeen sides along with fresh meat smoked all night, every night, to prepare for the next day’s offerings.

5 Railroad Ave., Rowley, 978-948-2626,


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