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Restaurant Review: Hoggy’s

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hoggy’s

Reports of Hoggy’s death were premature. The famous macaroni and cheese still lives, so does an abbreviated menu of its more popular barbecue items. It takes a sharp eye (or an obsessive Google search) to find Hoggy’s vittles at the corner of Bethel and Olentangy River Roads. Once a local empire with several barbecue-themed locations, […]

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Unique Eats: Rib Tips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unique Eats: Rib Tips

Great ribs in Columbus are a dime a dozen. Okay, not literally: ribs are not exactly budget food, but you can find them in every corner of Columbus. Now Rib Tips – those are seldom seen. And at B & K Smokehouse, you can get a big mountain of them for $5. Rib Tips are […]

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Barbecue Joint and Live Blues Venue Coming to Lynn Alley in 2014

Walker Evans Walker Evans Barbecue Joint and Live Blues Venue Coming to Lynn Alley in 2014

Downtown restaurateur Yavonne Sarber announced this evening that two of her previously announced concepts will be relocating and combining under one roof. Barbecue restaurant The Pink Cow (which was announced in July) and Le Ruelle Bleus (originally announced in May as The Flapper Room / Blackberry Patch and later renamed to Le Bleu Salle) will […]

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Restaurant Review: Gallo’s Pit BBQ

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Gallo’s Pit BBQ

The demise of the Hoggy’s empire left lots of space for new restaurants in its wake. One of the first to set up camp was Gallo’s Pit BBQ (GBQ, for short) up on Dublin-Granville Road. In viewing the online diner reviews, it looks like it got off to a rocky start in 2012. Sure, some […]

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The List: 8 Burners Not to Miss at Jazz & Rib Fest 2013

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson The List: 8 Burners Not to Miss at Jazz & Rib Fest 2013

This year marks the 23rd official holding of the Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival, a three-day affair dedicated to smoked meats and cool jazz. On average, there are 23 rib teams in attendance every year from all across the country. With this many experienced cooks gathered in one place, all peddling what they promise are “the […]

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Restaurant Roundup: Festivals, Openings & Tastings

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: Festivals, Openings & Tastings

Festivals Grillmaster’s Festival This year, the 8th holding of the Grillmaster’s Festival takes place at the North Market on Saturday, June 15th from 8am-5pm, to happily coincide with Father’s Day. Each year, the Grillmaster’s Festival offers attendees the chance to learn all the fine nuances of grilling while enjoying live music, cooking demonstrations and tastings, […]

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New Food Trucks 2013: Smoke Out BBQ

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson New Food Trucks 2013: Smoke Out BBQ

It’s finally here. Its murmurings are faint, but if you stand completely still, and are completely quiet, you’ll feel its presence – Spring. Flower buds are pushing through the cracks in the pavements, birds are again chirping loudly at inappropriate hours of the morning, and food trucks are all gussied up and ready to serve […]

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