From Our Editors
At Rally Smokehouse, sports fans gather to toast victories over frosty glasses filled with more than 16 different draft beers. Complementing these sips is a generous spread of upscale pub food and barbecue dishes, with fried chicken, wings, and tenders, pulled pork made with meat from local markets, and steaks of certified Angus beef. The chefs employ traditional Southern-style barbecuing methods—slow-smoking brisket for up to 12 hours with wood fire while reciting the lyrics to "Freebird." While enjoying food and libations, guests may marvel at the 42-inch high-definition TVs streaming the latest hockey, football, baseball, and basketball games in the 7,000-square-foot space; still images of athletic glory line the walls, from epic slam dunks to Stanley Cup–winning salchows. Live bands every Friday night create a bouncy soundtrack for feasts of blackened salmon, spicy jambalaya, or burgers made from freshly ground beef.