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Restaurant Review: Hoggy’s Restaurant

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

Before City Barbecue hit town, Hoggy’s was pretty much the place for local barbecue aficionados. It had a stranglehold on the Columbus market, with several locations throughout the Central Ohio region in the 1990s. But things change. Eaters are fickle, tastes change, and new competition enters the scene; nothing lasts forever. Hoggy’s presence in the […]

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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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Restaurant Review: The Crafty Pint

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: The Crafty Pint

There’s a whole bunch of punnery happening with The Crafty Pint moniker. The destination’s emblem is a fox, and foxes are crafty in the sly-sense; so there’s that. Then there’s a menu that features craft beer. So, that’s another meaning for the term, “crafty”. But there’s more. It’s all crafty inside the establishment. Like, pinterest-inspired […]

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Dish Deathmatch: Cheesy sMACkdown

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Dish Deathmatch: Cheesy sMACkdown

It has been an exceptionally godawful winter. Under such unendingly miserable conditions, heavy-duty comfort food is in order. First, because it’s comforting, and the weather has been uncomfortable. Second, because comfort food helps build a thin layer of blubber under the skin, to better insulate against the cold. So, there’s been a lot of macaroni […]

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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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Hoggy’s Carry-Out & Catering Relocated to Bethel Road

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Hoggy’s Carry-Out & Catering Relocated to Bethel Road

It’s official: the Gahanna branch of popular local BBQ chain Hoggy’s is now closed, and all but their new Bethel Road branch remains to continue to serve the Columbus community the applewood-smoked flavors they’ve come to enjoy from the over twenty-year old establishment. Now simply known as Hoggy’s Carry-Out and Catering, the restaurant still offers […]

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