City: Wharton, N.J.
Address: 19 N Main St. 

While most barbecue places brag about their slow-stylings, Hot Rod’s Real Pit BBQ models their energy off the checkered speedways and cult status of classic cars. The place is no frills yumminess, a pit stop where people can pick up Chef Tony Sibona’s infamous Sweet and Spicy BBQ Wings.

These wings are slathered with a 14-spice rub and then smoked. In fact, pretty much everything on Sibona’s menu is smoked including a sumptuous pork tenderloin, burnt ends shoved into stuffed backed potatoes, osso bucco, and even a homemade meatloaf which is served with a tangy side of BBQ sauce to really get you revved up.