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The Joint Restaurant Review: In a town not exactly known for barbecue, The Joint is the Bywater crowd’s own ’cue spot. Its motto is "Always Smokin'," and one bite of the well-seasoned smoked meat will confirm its authority in the matter. The platter with ribs, brisket, pulled pork, macaroni and salad is so huge that you might think the cooks are daring you to eat it all. But you will. You’re bound to want something sweet after all that spice, so consider the house-made Key lime pie or peanut butter pie. Although the tea is freshly brewed, beer is the quaff of choice, and there’s also full bar. The restaurant’s out-of-the-way location makes it one of the city's best-kept food secrets, but now that you know about it, bang your knife and fork on the table (everybody else does) and dig into some of the best ribs in town. On a cool night, try to snag a table outside under the lights.