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Winking Lizard Replaces Hoggy's in Grandview - Hoggy's Closes All Stores

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  • #476294

    joev
    Participant

    Maybe it was the name?

    #476295

    geedeck
    Participant

    I thought the point behind RayRay’s was that he didn’t want to eff w/ a brick & mortar store

    #476296

    catnfiddle
    Participant

    It was just a thought, apparently a silly one…

    #476297

    futureman
    Participant

    I’d prefer Barleys Smokehouse (House No. 2) move up the hill and take over Hoggy’s at 5th and Grandview Ave.

    #476298

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Ingress/egress at the current location?

    #476299

    cbus11
    Member

    I remember talking to several Grandview old timers about Hoggy’s predessor
    Stew Harrison’s:

    The Ghosts of Columbus Past

    #476300

    placebohigh
    Participant

    Piada!! Make it a Piada!

    #476301
    Mr.Compton
    Mr.Compton
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    I stopped going to Hoggy’s when my co-worker and I had been waiting well over 25 minutes for a ‘quick’ lunch and I saw the exact dish I ordered walk by me to be served to someone who had came in 15 minutes after me. After raising a bit of a stir we got our meal comped and were served a decent meal but that kind of experience is just beyond ridiculous.

    I’m hoping for something unique in the Grandview location to pop up!

    #476302

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    They had some really good food, but it just seems like the fast casual alternatives like City BBQ are so much more appealing to most people. You can get the same quality food, but get in and get out in a fraction of the time, and without having to pay another 20% to a server. Hoggy’s just aren’t places that I want to sit around for an hour or so. Just my observation/experience.

    PS – Over the past year or two the service got so bad at the location nearest me on multiple consecutive visits that I finally reached the point where I wouldn’t go anymore, despite how much I liked the food.

    #476303

    cheap
    Member

    NerosNeptune said:
    Sucks for the people who work there.. but it wasn’t very good food.

    +1

    hoggy’s and smokey bones both suck really bad,nothing but sugar

    there was a bbq joint opened up on mill run in front of Home Depot last winter.

    the food was nasty

    they closed in a couple months.

    #476304

    columbusmike
    Participant

    Park Creek Kitchen in Upper Arlington has some great BBQ on their menu (not shown on their website yet)….worlds better than Hoggy’s, in my opinion. The chef is from the south…so he knows good BBQ.
    http://www.parkcreekkitchen.com/food.html

    #476305

    wildgoose77
    Member

    cheap said:

    there was a bbq joint opened up on mill run in front of Home Depot last winter.

    You’re thinking of Cook Shack BBQ. It was started by the same guy who owns Marshall’s on 1st Ave.

    #476306

    cheap
    Member

    wildgoose77 said:
    You’re thinking of Cook Shack BBQ. It was started by the same guy who owns Marshall’s on 1st Ave.

    it sucked.

    #476307

    meltsintowonder
    Participant

    Ray Ray’s is the only place locally that I’ve visited that really hits it on the head for BBQ when compared to the alternatives. Their prices are very reasonable with the minimalist setup and less overhead. City BBQ does a pretty good job considering it’s a regional chain and you expect some inconsistencies with the art involved with Qing. Obviously, you go to other cities that are fixtures in BBQ and you’ll find many places at another level. It’s just unfortunate that people go to The Montgomery Inn and pay 3X what it costs to go to Ray Ray’s for the real thing.

    #476308
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    columbusmike said:
    Park Creek Kitchen in Upper Arlington has some great BBQ on their menu (not shown on their website yet)….worlds better than Hoggy’s, in my opinion. The chef is from the south…so he knows good BBQ.
    http://www.parkcreekkitchen.com/food.html

    I’ve not had the BBQ at Park Creek, but you bring up a good point about good BBQ at other restaurants. I’ve enjoyed plenty of BBQ meats, pulled pork and other items on menus all across the city. BBQ doesn’t seem to be something that really needs it’s only specialty restaurant. I’ve heard people rave about the BBQ at Flatiron, and there’s some surprisingly good items at High Beck too, which has a smoker out on their back patio.

    It’s sort of like fish. Columbus doesn’t have a ton of seafood restaurants, but you can find great fish dishes on just about every menu at any good restaurant. Some of the best seafood I’ve had in my life came from an anniversary dinner at The Refectory a few years ago.

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