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Smokin with Chris Review – the best BBQ in Connecticut, and has great live music

I had a great time at Smokin With Chris


I was looking to grab something eat for dinner so I called up one of my friends to go out. I was in the mood for something different so I suggested that we try to find some BBQ. I had heard some good things about the restaurant Smokin With Chris in Southington, CT, and that they had great BBQ. My friend agreed so we tried it.

We showed up around dinner time and it was moderately busy. There weren’t many seats left in the dinning area so we went and sat at the bar. It was a much different bar than you would see at most places. There was only one little TV in the corner, and that was it.

Regardless we sat down and ordered a couple of beers. I was very impressed with the selection of beers they had on draft. For a small restaurant they had some unique beers to offer. I decided to go with the Widmer, while my buddy just ordered a Bud Light.

We took a look at the menu and noticed it had a decent selection of different BBQ dishes. I decided to go with a half rack of ribs, while my friend got a philly cheese steak sandwich. The nice part about this place that they gave you two sides to choose from too. The two of us got both onion rings and a side of macaroni and cheese.




Our food arrived and it looked delicious. It was steaming hot, and looked to have came right off the grill. I picked up my ribs to take a bite, and it was fantastic. The sauce was very flavorful and the meat was very tender. It literally fell right off the bone. My onion rings and macaroni were delicious too. The onion rings came with a very flavorful dipping sauce I had never had before.

After finishing our meals and having another beer we were about ready to leave. That is until we heard a band playing in the dinning room area. We peaked over and decided to check it out. After listening for a minute we realized that they were a Beetles cover band. The two of us are huge Beetles fans so we decided to stay a while and watch the band.

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They music was great. Apparently this band plays all over Connecticut and parts of Massachusetts. They called themselves “Number 9.” Before we could realize it we had spent the whole night drinking and listening to this Beetles band.

The two of us had a great time, and will definitely be back soon. The food was fantastic, and the live music was even better. I asked around and they apparently have different live music acts every Friday and Saturday night. This would be a great place to take a date, or even just hang out and listen to some music with some of your friends. I can’t wait for my next trip to Smokin With Chris.

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