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Feast BBQ Restaurant Review: Many of the handsome 19th-century storefronts in downtown New Albany are nestled along the riverfront facing Louisville across the water. Feast occupies a building that originally housed the Sunny Side Saloon, circa 1882. Bourbon barrel heads and an antique American flag festoon the brick walls. And while the saloon atmosphere is preserved when bourbon is served in shot glasses and draft beer in pint Mason jars, the barbecue and attendant sides are worthy of a hip bistro. Pulled pork, chopped chicken, beef brisket and baby-back pork ribs are marinated and smoked for hours. All the meat is surprisingly lean, yet moist and tender. Supplement the meat (or crispy smoked tofu) with tater tots, creamy slaw, collard greens or sweet potato fries. Meat can be served in sandwiches or tacos, too. For dessert, try the salted caramel bread pudding. Order at the counter. But leave a bill or two in the tip jar, since staff busses the tables and advises about beer and bourbon selections. Also located at 909 E. Market St., 502-749-9900.