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  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Daisy May's BBQ USA

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Edi & the Wolf

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Elsewhere

Photograph: Noah Devereaux

Daisy May's BBQ USA

Char No. 4
Aim for a Wednesday-night rendezvous to score the best deal at this whiskey destination: For $22 a person, you and up to ten friends can each gorge on a heaping plate of pulled smoked lamb, cheddar-studded beef sausage, ancho-chili chicken drumsticks and baked beans. Don't worry about going broke on bourbon: The deal includes an ounce of spicy, oaky J.W. Dant, plus a can of Porkslap pale ale. 196 Smith St between Baltic and Warren Sts, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718-643-2106, charno4.com)

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The Commodore
Chef Stephen Tanner deals in modern Southern comfort food: His crispy fried chicken thighs with biscuits ($11) are perfect for sharing, as are sides like green-chili hominy ($7) and black-eyed-peas over herbed cornbread ($6). A messy but delicious burger ($7), cheap canned beer (Schaefer and Old Milwaukee run $3 each) and kitschy cocktails like the Commodore (a pia colada with an amaretto float, $10) help keep the tab down. 366 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-7632)

Daisy May's BBQ USA
A forerunner in New York's barbecue scene, this Midtown West joint has been cooking meat low and slow since 2003. For just $150 ($25 per person), groups of six can score one of the whole, enormous pork butts, plus coleslaw, Texas toast (thick slices of soft white bread) and two sides—try the legendary sweet and rich baked beans with burned ends. Reserve your table at least one day in advance for any night of the week, and plan on plenty of leftovers. 623 Eleventh Ave at 46th St (212-977-1500, daisymaysbbq.com)

Edi & the Wolf
At first glance, $45 a head may not seem like much of a bargain, but it's a steal for a three-course Austrian feast. From 5pm onward Thursday through Saturday, this East Village newcomer will start groups of eight or more with an array of cheeses, pickled veggies and other small plates. Each diner then picks an entre—try the spaetzle with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, or the crisp Wiener schnitzel made with heritage pork—followed by a Germanic dessert like the schokolade nuss palatschinken (akin to a chocolate-filled crpe). Pair one of the restaurant's Teutonic wines with your meal; bottles are in the $30 to $40 range. 102 Ave C between 6th and 7th Sts (212-598-1040, ediandthewolf.com)

Elsewhere
At this midtown spot, a casual dinner with the coworkers doesn't require advance planning. Split the biscuits with brown butter ($5) and a side of gravy-drenched poutine ($14) with a semihard 5 Spoke Tumbleweed cheese. Mains range from $14 to $26, but hearty options like pork sausage meatballs or hanger steak can easily feed two—and you'll find plenty of quality wines for $8 to $15 a glass. 403 W 43rd St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (212-315-2121, elsewherenyc.com)

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