Bear's Smokehouse

Barbecue in Hartford

Locals love this wood-smoked Kansas-style barbecue famed for brisket, baby back ribs and pulled pork. Vegetarians might want to head elsewhere, although there are some kick-ass sides: collard greens, broccoli salad and mac 'n' cheese. Carnivores will dig the Moink balls (a little bit of 'moo' crossed with a little bit of 'oink'): bacon-wrapped meatballs with your choice of sauce.