In Hartford, Vermont, you can plow into a piggy sampler plate at Big Fatty’s BBQ, where sauce-slathered ribs are delivered in baskets lined with red-checked paper. To accompany the meal, there are 20 craft beers on tap. Or you can make a reservation for a meal at Dining at the Mill over in Quechee. Originally known as the Glassblower’s Cafe when Simon Pearce opened his adjoining glassmaking factory by the Ottauquechee River waterfalls, Dining at the Mill offers customers a worldly menu that includes a few local tastes such as Vermont Cheddar soup and maple creme brulee. It’s a romantic setting and the sophisticated wine list is nearly infinite. Branching out from Hartford beyond White River Junction, there’s a great Roadfood eatery across the Connecticut River in Lebanon, New Hampshire: Four Aces Diner — a vintage Worcester dining car that delivers hash house fare with a Yankee twist. Among its specialties are popovers with maple cream, red flannel hash, and picture-perfect Yankee boiled dinner.