Fette Sau | The newest entrant into Philly’s blossoming BBQ scene is this Brooklyn transplant brought to life by chef-owner Joe Carroll in partnership with Stephen Starr. Hewing closely to the example of the Williamsburg original, the focus is on dry-rubbed, locally sourced meats, sold by weight, that don’t pledge allegiance to any one particular barbecue tradition. The menu changes daily, rotating through selections like beef short ribs, brisket, flank steak, Duroc pork belly and ribs, Berkshire pulled pork, chicken and sausages from New Jersey’s Nicolosi. Sides are classic (including burnt-end baked beans with a near-cult following) and desserts simple. The bar focus is on whiskey and beer, including their custom-brewed Vienna Pale Ale from Sixpoint. Open Mon.-Thu., 5-11 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat., noon-midnight; Sun., noon-11 p.m.; bar open daily until 2 a.m., 1208 Frankford Ave., 215-391-4888, fettesauphilly.com.
Bubba’s Texas BBQ | Opening just days before nearby Fette Sau, Bubba’s left no doubt about its traditional Texas roots, with a kitchen helmed by BBQ veteran and Austin native Robert “Bubba” Kolbasowski. Look forward to authentic low-and-slow choices including brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken and sausage; a smoked and pulled seitan sandwich is a less-expected touch. Starters like smoked hot wings and mac and cheese and classic sides like collards, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread round out the menu. The space includes a full bar, if you require something more than BBQ-friendly beers and sangria. Open Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-midnight; Fri., 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 12:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 12:30 p.m.-midnight, 19 W. Girard Ave., 267-324-3530, bubbastexasbbq.net.
Lloyd | The Fishtown boom continued this week with the opening of this low-key neighborhood spot whose name pays homage both to the owner’s father and the eerie bartender from The Shining. The full bar boasts classic and original cocktails and a selection of local brews on tap and in bottles — but the real draw is a collection of more than 70 whiskeys. Husband-and-wife ownership team Scott and Taylor Coudriet relocated from NYC, where Scott’s resume included single-malt mecca The Whiskey Ward. Open Tue.-Sun., 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 529 E. Girard Ave., 215-425-4600.