Succulent brisket, ribs, burnt ends, pork and chicken smoked low and slow over Texas oak – customers at Lulu’s BBQ are hooked by the aromas wafting from the charming sidewalk location alone. Paired with a variety of popular southern dishes and unique house-made drinks the likes of Texas and Sangria Slushes, Margaritas, hand-selected tequilas, and more, this is comfort food at its finest. And, don’t forget the special sauce! Lulu’s original Sweet and Mild, Smokin’ Hot, and Zesty Mustard BBQ sauces are so popular, they’re being shipped to Texas and various states throughout the country. The tasty BBQ sauces and rubs are expected to be available in grocery stores soon. “We truly appreciate our customers, who have kept us in business during these challenging times,” says Owner Kevin Herrington. “We’re focused on continuing to provide the best Central Texas-style BBQ and unique sides, all made from scratch daily.” 701 Main St., Louisville, 720.585.1789, lulus-bbq.com.

Runner Up: Georgia Boys BBQ, 250 3rd Ave., Longmont, 720.999.4099, georgiaboys.com.