My favorite barbeque is The Germantown Commissary. Corky's is also great, but my money is on The Commissary. The tamales can't be beat either.
As for the Rendevous, it will always be the place my cousins and I went to celebrate the eldest of us getting his driver's license. First time the three of us ventured downtown alone. We all felt so grown-up. I remember the bouncer's big shiny gun on his hip as we descended the staircase. Much to my father's later dismay, I ordered a cheese plate.
I recommend you explore them all and let me know what you think.