Blue Ribbon has been smoking meats for more than 20 years in Newton and Arlington. It’s the go-to joint for parties and small groups, as they sell meats and sides by the pound. North Carolina, Kansas City, Texas, and St. Louis styles are all represented in the smoker; a variety of sauces is available as well. Burnt ends (hickory-smoked brisket doused in sauce and caramelized) are a popular choice. Don’t miss the baked beans, and save room for pecan pie.