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Best Bites BBQ Preview: Hoggy’s

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: Hoggy’s

For decades, Hoggy’s was a name well known in the barbecue world of Columbus, but the recession hit the business hard a couple of years ago, forcing the owners to eventually close all of their locations and consolidate catering operations inside the Johnny Buccelli’s restaurant at 830 Bethel Road. Despite those setbacks, fans will be […]

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Best Bites BBQ Preview: Sweet Carrot

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: Sweet Carrot

The Sweet Carrot restaurant is one of the newest Columbus establishments with a heavy focus on barbecue, having opened last Thanksgiving with a menu that features a variety of ways to eat sizable portions of pulled pork and brisket. Of course, the Sweet Carrot food truck predates the brick-and-mortar, which launched way back in 2012. […]

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Best Bites BBQ Preview: Milestone 229

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: Milestone 229

When you think about dining at Milestone 229, your first thought probably turns towards the patio views of the fountains at Bicentennial Park. But did you know that they know how to make some killer BBQ too? At the Best Bites: Barbecue event on June 23rd, you’ll be able to try an amazing off-the-menu dish […]

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Best Bites BBQ Preview: Ray Ray’s Hog Pit

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: Ray Ray’s Hog Pit

Ever since the Ray Ray’s Hog Pit food truck was launched in 2009 (back when it was briefly known as Smackies), grillmaster James Anderson has quickly made a name for his business as being one of the best BBQ joints in town. For those who aren’t in the know, you can find the truck parked […]

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Best Bites BBQ Preview: The Boat House Restaurant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: The Boat House Restaurant

Not only is The Boat House at Confluence Park the event venue hosting Best Bites: Barbecue on Thursday, June 23rd, they’re also a participant. Executive Chef Brendon Nehls-Frumkin has whipped up something he calls the “Bigger in Texas” Mighty Bite, which features pulled pork served atop smoked cheddar Texas toast, with roasted Ohio corn salsa, queso fresco, and a […]

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Best Bites BBQ Preview: CBC Restaurant

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: CBC Restaurant

The CBC Restaurant in the Brewery District has been showcasing upscale brewpub foods for nearly twenty years, but some fans of the eatery may not even realize that the restaurant has a smoker in the back for making slow cooked meats and barbecue items. The folks at CBC Restaurant will be bringing that to the […]

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Best Bites BBQ Preview: City Barbeque

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Bites BBQ Preview: City Barbeque

If there’s strength in numbers, then City Barbeque has the upper hand in the minds (and stomachs) of local BBQ fans. The restaurant first opened its doors on Henderson Road in 1999 and has rapidly grown to cover 26 locations across four states since then. At the first ever Best Bites: BBQ festival here in […]

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