This Little Piggy Went to Hoggy’s…

24 06 2009

This week, I had the pleasure of being invited to sample the menu at Hoggy’s in Grandview. Rough life, I know! The restaurant has a motto – no one leaves hungry – and they weren’t kidding!

What followed can best be described as a food orgy – we sampled appetizers, salads, entrees, sides, and desserts. Between all of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes, I was in total sensory overload – in a good way.

Here is a list of what we tried:
Appetizers
Tower Sampler – loaded nachos, hand-dipped onion rings, and smoked wings (we had Original BBQ and Daddy’s Cajun Rub)

Salads
Creamy Chicken
Blue Cheese Apple
Mediterranean Chicken

Entrees
Smoked Pulled Pork
Smoked Pulled Chicken
Smoked Texas Style Brisket
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Jamaican Salmon

Sides
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Seasoned Fries
Mac-n-Cheese
Chili Mac
Sweet 3-Bean Baked Beans
Creamy Slaw
1/2 Jumbo Baked Potato
“Skin On” Mashed Taters
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Grilled Asparagus
Fancy Green Beans

Desserts
Triple Layer Double Chocolate Cake
Ho Ho Cake
Triple Layer Apple Cake

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A few things to know about Hoggy’s

  • Be prepared to eat. A lot. The portions are more than generous, as well as reasonably priced.
  • Be prepared to have fun. At each of the locations (6 in Ohio and 1 in Kentucky), you’ll find a different fun atmosphere. I’m a huge fan of patio seating and Hoggy’s does not disappoint, particularly since their patios boast some element of fire, whether it is a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. You want events? Many of the locations have live entertainment of some kind and there is always a game of some kind going on in the dining room.
  • Hoggy’s is the home of world-class service. Servers go through a rigorous training program and they are constantly being evaluated, so you will always get top-notch service.
  • You want specials? Hoggy’s has got ’em. On Mondays, it’s all-you-can-eat wings for $7.99. Tuesday nights, pick an appetizer, entree, and dessert from a special menu for just $12.99. On Wednesdays, kids eat for free when their parent buys an entree at the regular price. On Thursdays, take the Hoggy’s challenge for just $19.99 (if you can polish off a half slab of ribs, half chicken, 7 inch pulled pork sandwich, side, and cornbread, Hoggy’s will give you a free t-shirt). On Fridays, sidle up to a half slab of baby back ribs for only $10.99
  • In need of a Happy Hour? Hoggy’s happy hour runs from 4-7 on weekdays and ends at 4pm on the weekend.
  • You have an event coming up? Hoggy’s catering has no concept of the word “no.” Seriously.

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Grade: A+

Now, pardon me while I sleep off this food coma. I’ll need the rest – I’m going to have to hit the treadmill tomorrow to work off all of this yummy food!

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