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Restaurant Review: Ray Ray’s Westerville Edition

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Ray Ray’s Westerville Edition

Ray Ray’s has a drive thru in Westerville. Best known as a mobile food operation, it opened up the permanent north-end outlet in 2017. Having stood dutifully in line under the hot sun, in rain and biting winter winds, at its food truck, waiting for an order of Ray Ray’s ribs from the comforts of […]

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Barrel & Boar Opening Westerville Location

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barrel & Boar Opening Westerville Location

Local BBQ restaurant Barrel & Boar is expanding once again. The company announced yesterday that a fourth location is slated to open in Uptown Westerville, inside the historic 8 State building. “This is an incredible opportunity in the heart of the city I grew up in,” stated Stan Riley, owner of Barrel & Boar. “It will […]

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Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Partners with Land-Grant for Third Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Partners with Land-Grant for Third Location

Not even four months after opening their walk-up window in Westerville, Ray Ray’s Hog Pit will celebrate another opening. The barbecue restaurant will become Land-Grant’s designated food truck, serving from their brewing facility and taproom in East Franklinton starting next weekend. “I’m really excited to cook and serve my food down in Franklinton, right beside […]

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Restaurant Review: Smoked on High

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Smoked on High

It’s gonna be difficult for Smoked on High to live up to all of the online buzz. Although it opened with almost zero hype, fawning fans have testified that the barbecue is out-of-this-world. And even a hard-core contrarian can admit: the fawning fans are kinda right. It’s hard not to like the operation from the […]

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Restaurant Review: The Pit BBQ Grille

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Pit BBQ Grille

In terms of scratching the summertime barbecue itch, The Pit BBQ Grille is a worthy destination. The joint made its debut on Cleveland Avenue less than a year ago, a project involving a crew of former OSU football players. College football seems like a promising marketing angle in Columbus, but guests at the eatery wouldn’t […]

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Construction Underway for Pecan Penny’s BBQ Restaurant on East Main Street

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Construction Underway for Pecan Penny’s BBQ Restaurant on East Main Street

The brains behind the Walrus and Olde Towne Tavern are bringing a barbecue concept to East Main Street. Construction has just started on Pecan Penny’s, which will take over the building that housed Ray Johnson Seafood Market for 99 years. Sitting between Third and Fourth streets on East Main, Pecan Penny’s will join a handful […]

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Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Opens New Location in Westerville Tomorrow

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ray Ray’s Hog Pit Opens New Location in Westerville Tomorrow

Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, the food truck that sets up shop out front of Ace of Cups in Clintonville, will open a physical location in Westerville tomorrow. After celebrating a grand opening on Saturday, Ray Ray’s is ready to formally open, bringing their traditional, purist style barbecue to the area. The building at 5755 Maxtown […]

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