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Bear's Smokehouse Owner To Open Hartford Pizzeria

Bear's Smokehouse Owner To Open Hartford Pizzeria

Burnt-end pies will soon be a reality in Hartford, as Jamie McDonald, owner of Bear’s Smokehouse, has announced plans to move into pizza.

The as-yet-to-be-named pizzeria will occupy the space of his current Bear’s outpost at 89 Arch St., as the barbecue restaurant moves to its new, larger space on Front Street in the next few weeks. McDonald plans to move Arch Street’s two smokers out of the building, deploying them to his other restaurants, and to install a Marra Forni wood-fired pizza oven in their place.

McDonald said the idea came to him about three months ago, saying the...

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