Now this is some ’cue.

Smoky and fall-apart tender, the brisket at The Hog Pit Smokehouse — 6910 E. Tanque Verde Road, hogpitsmokehouse.com — is so good, it seems sacrilegious to douse it in barbecue sauce.

Get the brisket in sandwich form for $11.99 and it comes with a side (our suggestion: the so-spicy-they’ll-make-you-sweat beans). For an extra buck, you can gussy up the sandwich with a topping of crunchy slaw.

Kristen Cook