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e SmoQue Shack’s phi­los­o­phy is, “Food comes first… lick­ing the plate comes after.” Put it to the test by dig­ging into ev­ery­thing from pulled pork, brisket and ribs to Ja­maican jerk and BBQ chicken. Spot­lighted on e Food Net­work’s You Gotta Eat Here, this ByWard Mar­ket gem knows how to work a grill and a smoker.

e cof­fee BBQ sauce leads a pack of nine saucy op­tions; the Shack’s hefty combo plat­ters are meant to be shared, and will turn the crowd at your ta­ble into reg­u­lar Fred Flint­stones. 129 York St., 613-789-4245, smo­que­shack.com

e sum­mer is the per­fect time to visit yme&Again, home to some of the best day­time sand­wiches and desserts in the city. An end­less pa­rade of fes­ti­vals (p. 14), cou­pled with Ottawa’s wealth of beaches and parks (p. 50), means or­ga­nized vis­i­tors should plan ahead to eat out­doors. is food shop and caterer is a one-stop shop for a gourmet pic­nic. Best bets in­clude the smoked salmon on pumper­nickel bun, the Por­to­bello mush­room wrap and home­made squares (peanut but­ter cho­co­late and cap­puc­cino brownie!). Lim­ited seat­ing is also avail­able. 1255 Welling­ton St. W., 613-722-0093, thyme­anda­gain.ca You can’t bring your BBQ with you to Ottawa, so seek out these culi­nary de­lights that siz­zle off the grill.

##2 Fat­boys South­ern Smoke­house: south­ern hos­pi­tal­ity with a biker am­bi­ence in the ByWard Mar­ket fat­boys.ca By­town Bayou: smoke up at this gourmet BBQ food truck by­town­bayou.ca Rosie’s South­ern Kitchen & Bar: ribs, steak, cat­fish & more in e Glebe (p. 39) rosieson­bank.ca Fool­ish Chicken: fin­ger-lickin’ chicken and ribs (and cheese­cake) in a ca­sual café (p. 39) fool­ishchicken.ca Lit­tle Red Shack BBQ: a saucy food shack that’s worth the drive to Stittsville lit­tlered­shackbbq.com

#63(&34 Hin­ton­burger: Ottawa’s iconic fast-food burger. Fast. Fresh. Lo­cal. Hand­made. hin­ton­burger.ca

e Works: Ottawa’s iconic gourmet burger; seven lo­ca­tions but e Glebe spot is most cen­tral works­burger.com Bite Burger House: bou­tique burg­ers! Down your grilled good­ies with spe­cialty cock­tails and fine wines bite­burg­er­house.com Burg­ers n' Fries For­ever: ca­sual Bank Street burger joint; great shakes burg­er­snfries­for­ever.com Chez Lu­cien: one of the city’s best un­sung pubs & best burg­ers (Editor's Pick: the Bour­geois with brie and roasted pear) 137 Mur­ray St.

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