Munch Madness: Wing Player: Smoked and Grilled Wings from Barley’s Smokehouse and Brewpub ($10)

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From the March 20, 2014 edition

Home Court Advantage: Sure, this roomy and convivial veteran makes stellar on-site beers, but it also makes having a good time ― whether rowdy or just relaxing ― extremely easy. Facilitating this are a patio, about a dozen TVs strategically spread over two stretch-out rooms, and the all-important 16 taps of world-class suds.

Slam Dunk Snack: Barley’s un-breaded wings fly higher than most because they’re meaty, grilled and smoked. So instead of a greasy-fried pig-out, you get a grill-marked and hickory-scented barbecue-type snack. And from fruity, perfumey and fiery Jerk to garlicky Buffalo to chili-powder-hinting Texas Smokedip BBQ, all of Barley’s six way-above-average sauces are nuanced and “cooked-out”-grub compatible.