There's An App For That October 18, 2011
Hoggy's is pleased to announce that we have a FREE mobile app available for both the Apple and Droid platforms. With the Hoggy's mobile app, you can find your closest restaurant, check the hours, browse the menu and call in an order ahead of your arrival. It's the perfect way to get Hoggy's carryout, no matter where you are. Just go to your app store and search for Hoggy's, then download and install it.
Hoggy's now has a mobile notification service as well. To get started, all you need to do is text the name of your nearest Hoggy's to 465637. Restaurant names would include:
Message and data rates may apply, and you can stop the notifications at any time.
When you check in at your nearest Hoggy's, just show your server the checkin and get 10% off your food! It's that easy! And remember, every Hoggy's is a free wi-fi location, too.
"Free Ribs For A Year" Winner Announced September 27, 2011
Hoggy's is pleased to announce that the lucky winner of our "Free Ribs For A Year" contest is Eileen Pruett. Eileen's entry was drawn from a large number of guests who responded to our contest.
Eileen can come into any Hoggy's each month for the next year and get a free rack of slow-smoked Baby Back or St. Louis Style ribs. Congratulations, Eileen!
Yeungling Keg Tapping and Food Pairing Party on October 3rd! September 27, 2011
At long last, the premium beer taste from America's oldest brewery, Yeungling, comes to Central and Northern Ohio. On October 3rd, consider yourself cordially invited to a Keg Tapping Party from 6:00 PM to close at the Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Linworth, Polaris and Valley View locations.
To bring out the best flavor in your glass of Yeungling beer, visit any of these local Hoggy's, where we will be offering food pairings as part of your keg tapping-party experience:
- Smokehouse Wings
- Macho BBQ Nachos
- Smokehouse Chopped Brisket Salad
- Smoke Roasted Half Chicken Plate
- Smoked Brisket Plate
To find your local Hoggy's, click here.
Hoggy's Featured In Columbus Alive! August 4, 2011
Hoggys' would like to thank Columbus Alive! for letting their readers know about our 20th Anniversary and our expanded menu. Now, there really is something for everyone at Hoggy's, from summer salads that satisfy to scrumptious seafood to the most intense BBQ experience available: Kansas City Burnt Ends.
To make our Kansas City Burnt Ends, we start with chunks of brisket, dusted on all sides with our made-from-scratch signature dry rub. Then, we smoke the brisket chunks over locally-sourced Ohio applewood for the most authentic taste of Heartland BBQ around. We serve them with our signature Sweet BBQ sauce, but try dunking them in our Horsey Sauce. Now, that's Hoggy's Style!
You can read the review here.
Good Guys Come To Hoggy's June 28, 2011
Be sure and visit the Hoggy's Polaris location on June 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, when a number of hot rods from the Good Guys Nationals will be there. We'll have an area reserved for the hot rods and classic cars and our team will be vending a special for the drivers from the parking lot.
Get there early, get a bite to eat and get ready with your camera!
Hoggy's 20th Anniversary Special Announced June 22, 2011
Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary on June 27, 2011. From humble beginnings at our original location in Linworth, our guests have responded to our slow-smoked BBQ with locally-sourced applewood and made-from-scratch side dishes, allowing us to open additional locations in Central Ohio, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
“Rather than rest on our laurels from the last 20 years, we chose instead to continue offering fresh, new menu items that exemplify the best of today’s BBQ restaurants. New appetizers, fresh and healthy salads, burgers with an authentic smoke ring and entrees you wouldn’t expect to find at a BBQ restaurant are now available at Hoggy’s,” said Ken Smith, one of the owners of Hoggy’s. Mark Turner, also an owner, concurred: “Today’s best BBQ restaurants offer both Baby Back and St. Louis Ribs for the BBQ connisseur, along with brisket, chicken and pulled pork. But, we raise the bar even higher at Hoggys. Crab cakes drizzled with a lobster sauce and Mahi Mahi with a roasted corn salsa provide the menu diversity that allows everyone to have their favorites, all at one restaurant: Hoggy’s.”
Bring a guest and celebrate 20 years of good times and great food with our “Dinner For Two” entrée, available from June 27th-July 1st at an anniversary price of only $20! We welcome opportunities to discuss our 20th Anniversary and our new menu with the media in more detail. Please contact Ray Smith, Director of Marketing at 614-484-0097 to schedule interviews.
Hoggy's 20th Anniversary Covered In The Dispatch May 31, 2011
On June 27th, 2011, Hoggy's is proud to celebrate 20 years of serving the best authentic, slow-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch side dishes. From our original location in Linworth, we've expanded north to Cleveland and south to Cincinnati.
In honor of our 20th anniversary, we're adding new menu items that reflect the tastes of BBQ fans (and those they dine with) today. Yes, you can still get our legendary ribs, brisket and pulled pork, but we have grilled prime rib, Kansas City Burnt Ends (you have to try them!), more salads and three new seafood dishes.
We would like to thank The Dispatch for the article on Hoggy's and all their support over the years. Stop in to a Hoggy's and try one of our new menu items. At 20, we're just getting started!
Tallan Noble Latz To Perform At Hoggy's Live! May 23, 2011
Mark your calendars now for a very special appearance in Central Ohio on June 1st and June 2nd, 2011. Tallan Noble Latz is the youngest professional blues guitarist in the world and the youngest guitarist ever to have been given the opportunity to perform with Les Paul. He is now 11 years old. Tallan has performed on "America's Got Talent," "The CBS Early Show," The "Today" show and he has received much more well-deserved media attention.
Make plans now for two very special nights. First, on June 1st at 7PM, Tallan Noble Latz will be performing for the pediatric cancer patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the main lobby. Tallan loves to inspire others and this will be an intimate show with a performance of several songs as well as a question and answer opportunity. Bring the whole family out for this one, especially all your aspiring musicians.
Then, make plans for June 2nd, when Tallan will be the very special guest of Terry Davidson and The Gears. We're calling the event "T-n-T: Terry and Tallan," because these two six-string slingers will be putting on a blistering show from 7 to 10. Arrive early, have a great dinner and an opportunity to get an autograph and some music from Tallan Noble Latz.
Hoggy's would like to thank those whose sponsorship efforts have allowed us to bring in the phenomenal talent we're showcasing this year at Hoggy's Live! Sponsors include ABATE of Ohio, The City of Delaware, Amato's Wood-Fired Pizza, C & A Harley Davidson, Crossroads Music and Budweiser.
Tallan was interviewed yesterday along with Ray Smith, our Director of Marketing on the Yazbowe Blues Cafe out of New York City. Click on the link to listen to the interview and make plans for both June 1st and 2nd to see a phenomenal rising star in two very intimate settings, courtesy of Hoggy's. Both of these family-friendly shows are free and open to the general public.
Hoggy's Catering: Real Reviews May 2, 2011
Every day, Hoggy's makes your events spectacular. Whether you have a graduation in mind, a wedding rehearsal, a wedding reception, a backyard celebration, you name it, Hoggy's professional staff makes the event memorable.
We recently had the opportunity to cater an event for Ellen Peppercorn, a thrifty and chic Mom, who also happens to be a blogger. Ellen's blog can be found here and if you're not reading her on a regular basis, this is a great time to start!
Hoggy's had an opportunity to cater a birthday party for Ellen and she wrote about her experience, that we are happy to share with you.
Our professional staff can help you with event planning, tents, tables, linens, silverware, bartenders, and don't forget about our great food. Take a look at our catering menu, then give us a call at the phone numbers below:
- Cleveland/Valley View: 216-328-9874
- Columbus/Central Ohio: 614-453-4647
- Cincinnati/Crestview Hills: 859-331-4210
Real Bloggers, Real Reviews, Really Great Food April 21, 2011
At Hoggy's, we embrace the melting pot of America and all guests both great and small who make us their restaurant of choice. Every day, we strive to produce the absolute best food possible and serve it to you as quickly as we can in a friendly environment. After all, we are the home of good times and great food!
We had the privilege of meeting two great bloggers recently, and we gave them the opportunity to stop in at their local Hoggy's and just write about the experience. We certainly appreciate referrals from trusted sources such as family, friends and colleagues. We think you do, too.
The first of two bloggers was "Thrifty and Chic Mom," and she visited us within the last couple of weeks. Read about her experience. The second blogger is Sandy Jenney, known as "Explore Ohio With Sandy." Sandy also has two more websites, "Chat with Sandy" and "Organize with Sandy." Read about her experience at Hoggy's.
If you're a blogger with a taste for great food and great restaurants, we would like to hear from you. We have a new menu in the works, just chock-full of outstanding food, but we want to hear what you think. Send Ray Smith, our Director of Marketing an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself.
You may have an opportunity to sample some new menu items shortly, and then share your insights with your followers. And whether or not you're a blogger, if you haven't been to a Hoggy's lately, you haven't been to a Hoggy's. Live music in four locations, the patios are open and the food is great!
Hoggy's Nominated for Best BBQ By 614 Magazine March 10, 2011
Hoggy's is honored to be nominated for a third time by local publications in the Best Barbeque category. This time, 614 Magazine, a great Central Ohio monthly 4-color publication that is available for free on newsstands throughout town, received the nominations from Hoggy's fans. We thank you!
You can visit 614 Magazine website and cast your vote before March 31st. Vote for our premium barbeque that is slow-smoked to a sweet and succulent perfection over locally-sourced Ohio applewood. This truly is the taste of barbeque from the Heartland.
Hoggy's Is Now on iTunes and YouTube! March 7, 2011
Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering is honored to be a sponsor of Jonathan Martinez's "Celebrity Grill Showdown," available as an iTunes podcast and a YouTube Channel. Jonathan (or JM as he is known) produces how-to videos on grilling a wide range of products on a step-by-step basis.
To subscribe to Hoggy's YouTube Channel, click here, where you can see the video. Happy grilling!
Hoggy's Fast & Fantastic Lunch Buffet At More Locations! February 23, 2011
Due to the success of the "Fast & Fantastic" Lunch Buffet at the Grandview restaurant, Hoggy's is happy to announce that we are also making this value-priced buffet available at the Polaris and Grandview restaurants, starting today, February 23rd.
Enjoy a combination of our legendary Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables, crisp and nutritious salads, all for only $8.99.
Make plans now to give yourself a mid-week break and enjoy a made-from-scratch meal. Celebrate Paydays. Celebrate Fridays! Whatever your reason, Hoggy's now has a fast and fantastic way to eat well, be back to work in plenty of time and save some money as well. There's more to love at Hoggy's.
Find Your Pot Of Gold At Hoggy's February 16, 2011
Hoggy's is proud to help the MDA raise funds through the 2011 MDA Shamrocks campaign. When you visit any Hoggy's location from now through St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, you will be able to buy one of two shamrocks. A dollar buys a green shamrock and five dollars buys a gold shamrock (with a Hoggy's coupon attached that saves you five dollars on your next visit.) For the sake of the MDA, go for the gold!
Once you purchase your shamrocks, your can write your name on it, where it will be proudly displayed in the restaurant. The more shamrocks, the more festive the environment and the more good Hoggy's can do for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All proceeds from the sale of the Shamrocks go directly to the MDA.
Hoggy's Nominated as Columbus' Best BBQ. Vote Now! January 12, 2011
Hoggy's is honored to be nominated in Columbus Alive! Magazine as the Best Barbeque, 2011. We would like to thank our many guests for making us your first choice in premium barbeque and award-winning made-from-scratch side dishes.
Our "Hoggy's Style" is what makes our food and our restaurants so special. We start with the freshest, highest quality meats we can find. We complement the flavor of each with our signature dry rubs, made from scratch in each of our kitchens. Although it may be more costly, there is no other way to achieve better flavor in the premium barbeque we serve you every day.
Pork and apple are a marriage made in heaven, so we slow-smoke our barbeque meats with locally-grown Ohio applewood. This is the taste of barbeque from the Heartland.
Under the watchful eye of each restaurant's Pit Boss and their slow-smoker, we produce consistently excellent BBQ for you every time. You'll know what we mean in the first bite.
Our signature sauces are also made from scratch in each restaurant. Fresh equals flavor, and we offer a range of sauces that celebrate the different BBQ regions throughout the country. At least one of our sauces will take you back, but we have to warn you: there's a good chance it will become your new favorite!
We know the best BBQ comes from using the best ingredients and time-tested techniques to produce the most healthy, flavorful and nutritious food possible for our guests.
At Hoggy's, we still take the time for you. Welcome home.
Cast your vote for our premium Ohio applewood slow-smoked BBQ here.
Hoggy's Delaware: Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser This Friday! November 23, 2010
Hoggy's Delaware will be holding a fundraiser on behalf of Habitat for Humanity this Friday, November 26th. Tools and equipment were stolen from the Delaware Habitat for Humanity facility during a recent robbery. Since Hoggy's is an integral part of the communities we serve, we're stepping up to help.
Hoggy's Delaware will be donating 5% of all food sales for the day and allowing guests to provide generations donations to join us in helping in this noble endeavor.
Make plans to stop by Hoggy's for lunch or dinner. We will also have live music from 6-8 PM with The Double Barrel band.
Shopping This Weekend? Stop At Hoggy's For 10% Off! November 23, 2010
When you're shopping for deals this weekend, include Hoggy's in your list of places to visit.
Stop in for lunch or dinner from Friday, November 26th through Sunday November 28th at any Hoggy's restaurant and bring a receipt from a store you visited that day. We'll give you 10% off your order. It's that simple!
Click on the Locations link above to find the store nearest you and the hours of operation. We'll see you this weekend!
Hoggy's Supports "Toys For Tots" Charity And Auction November 17, 2010
Working in conjunction with the Columbus Blues Alliance, Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering is proud to be involved with the 14th Annual "Blues For Tots Charity Concert and Auction." Hoggy's has provided a number of $25 dollar gift certificates so that several lucky winners and their guests can enjoy a full meal of premium applewood slow-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch side dishes. All proceeds will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys For Tots" charity.
The event will be held on November 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM at the Road House 66 Bar & Grill, located at 480 E. Wilson Bridge Road in Worthington. Admission is $10, or $5 with a new, unwrapped toy. The auction takes place at 5:00 PM.
Artists who will be performing that afternoon include The Shaun Booker Band and Cincinnati's Sonny Moorman with Jim Biersdorf. (Mark your calendars now to see The Shaun Booker Band on January 20th, 2011 at Hoggy's Live! before she heads to Memphis to compete for a recording contract).
Hoggy's Uncorks Wine Tasting Events in Delaware November 15, 2010
Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering in Delaware will begin a monthly wine tasting on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning December 1st. Stephanie Bambanek from Glazer’s will be there serve the evening's selections and answer your questions.
Small appetizers (cheese, veggies, etc.) will be included, and everyone who participates will receive a coupon for $5.00 off an entrée purchase, valid the day of the event. Make dinner plans now at Hoggy's for December 1st!
Wine selections for the evening of December 1st include:
* "La Marka Presecco" (Italy)
* "Bridlewood Pinot Noir" (California)
* "Main Street Cabernet" (California)
* "Coppola Diamond Series Chardonnay" (California)
Price for the wine tastings will be $15 per person, with four samples each. Additional tastings may be purchased at $3.00/ea.
Get directions to our Delaware location here.
Hoggy's "St. Louis Ribs Giveaway" Gives Back November 3, 2010
Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering is introducing a new menu during the Holiday season that features our larger and meatier premium applewood slow-smoked St. Louis-style ribs. And in the giving spirit of the holidays, on November 11th, starting at 5:30 PM EST, Hoggy’s will be giving away a free dinner rack of St. Louis style ribs to the first 100 dine-in guests in each restaurant who make a generous donation to one of three community Food Banks.
For every dollar received by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, $8 worth of groceries can be donated to a needy family. Ken Smith, an owner of Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering, said “We encourage everyone to locate your neighborhood Hoggy’s on the web at http://www.hoggys.com and join us in this noble effort of giving back to our communities during this Holiday season.”
For additional news stories and/or interviews, please contact:
Ray Smith, Director of Marketing
214 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Hoggy's Receives 2010 "Best of Worthington" Award October 29, 2010
Hoggy's has been selected for the 2010 Best of Worthington Award in the Restaurants category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies
companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to
their customers and community.
This award reflects the hard work of everyone at the Linworth restaurant, our original location, so join us in saluting their efforts to bring you their premium applewood slow-smoked BBQ and award-winning made-from-scratch side dishes.
In recognition of our achievement, a special 2010 Best of Worthington Award will be displayed at the Linworth location. Stop in to see it on your next visit!
Hoggy's BBQ Fans: Cast Your Vote Now! October 26, 2010
We are honored to have our premium applewood slow-smoked barbeque nominated as the best BBQ in Cleveland by Fox 8, but we need you to make your voice heard, too!
Simply click here
and vote for Hoggy's before December 3rd, then encourage all your BBQ friends to do the same. For the sake of premium BBQ, let's lead Hoggy's to a landslide victory!
Bike Giveaway at our Dublin Restaurant on December 15th! October 14, 2010
Make plans now to visit our Dublin store on Wednesday nights, where kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree, but it's extra special on October 20th!
Sunshine the clown will be kicking off our Kid’s Night Bike Give-away with balloon animals and tons of fun! Stop in and enjoy our premium slow-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch side dishes, then enter for a chance to win a new bike!
We will have a craft table set up for kids to enjoy and create.
The drawing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15th. See you on Wednesdays!
Hoggy's Helps "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Team! October 14, 2010
Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering is proud to have been a part of the Anderson family episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on Anthony Street in Maple Heights, OH. The hard-working crew of 300 people enjoyed Hoggy's premium applewood slow-smoked barbeque and award-winning made-from-scratch side dishes.
“Hoggy's is much more than just your place for good times and great food,” said Ken Smith, an owner at Hoggy's. “Each Hoggy's restaurant is an integral part of the local community. When we were contacted to help, our only question was 'when?' We enjoyed being part of something so meaningful to the community and welcome the opportunity to continue doing so, since this is the company culture we embrace every day at Hoggy's.”
The episode will be shown on December 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM EST on ABC TV.
Jolie Kolassa, the General Manager of the Valley View store that catered the event said “We may not be as skilled with a hammer as some of the Extreme Makeover team, but when it comes to extremely good BBQ and the best made-from-scratch sides around, Hoggy's nails it every time.”
Read the Press Release here.
Hoggy's Offers “10 For 2010” Election Day Discount October 14, 2010
Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering encourages all eligible voters to participate in the mid-term elections on November 2nd, 2010, and let our voices be heard. To celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country, Hoggy’s will be offering those who wear their “I Voted Today” sticker into any Hoggy’s restaurant on election day a discount of 10% off their entree*.
Ken Smith, an owner of Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering, said “At Hoggy’s, we love this country. We live in a land where we can be the best and be rewarded for it, a land where our collective voices can make a difference. On election night, we look forward to serving our premium applewood slow-smoked BBQ and award-winning made-from-scratch side dishes to as many voters as possible and watching the election results on the televisions in our restaurants.”
Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering has locations in the following cities:
* Crestview Hills, KY
* Columbus, OH (Grandview and Polaris locations)
* Delaware, OH
* Dublin, OH
* Gahanna/New Albany, OH
* Linworth, OH
* Valley View, OH
Visit http://www.hoggys.com to find a location near you.
Read the Press Release
Hoggy's Wins "Favorite BBQ" Contest In A Landslide! October 13, 2010
Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering was invited by Mix 106.5 FM in Cleveland to compete against Bubba's World Famous Barbeque & Catering for the title of "Favorite BBQ." The contestants were listeners who have dined at the restaurants and were familiar with the BBQ.
Maybe it's because Hoggy's starts with the highest quality meats we can find. It's what we would expect with premium slow-smoked barbeque, so that's exactly what you receive every time you dine at Hoggy's.
Maybe it's our signature dry rubs, made from scratch in each of our kitchens. They perfectly complement each cut of meat and, even if it's more costly, there's no other way to achieve maximum flavor in our final product.
Maybe it's because we slow-smoke our barbeque meats with local Ohio applewood. To us, it's the best way to capture the taste of the Heartland in our BBQ. You'll know what we mean in the first bite.
Maybe it's a combination of all these items, prepared under the watchful eye of our artisan Pit Boss. Each Hoggy's has a dedicated Pit Boss who knows the smoker like the back of their hand and can produce consistently excellent BBQ every time.
Finally, it may be our signature sauces, made from scratch in each restaurant. Fresh equals flavor, and we offer a range of sauces that celebrate the different BBQ regions throughout the country. At least one of our sauces will take you back, but we have to warn you: there's a good chance it will become your new favorite!
The best BBQ comes from a time when people used the best ingredients and techniques for those they cared about. At Hoggy's, we still take the time for you.
Thanks to you, the barbeque connoisseurs of Cleveland, Hoggy's won in a landslide, 62% to 38%. You have spoken, and Jolie Kolassa, the General Manager of our Valley View store is honored to carry this title forward. Know that we will continue to exceed your high standards, and we invite you to taste the award-winning flavor of our premium slow-smoked BBQ for lunch, dinner or carry-out.
See the results here
The 10th Annual Restaurant Poll, Best BBQ Results Are In! October 1, 2010
Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering would like to thank all the barbeque connoisseurs in Central Ohio for your support in the 10th annual restaurant poll provided by ThisWeek newspapers. In the Best Barbeque category, we were the runner up, but with our premium Ohio applewood slow-smoked barbeque and made-from-scratch side dishes, we're sure to do even better next year!
When you're planning your next tailgating, Thanksgiving or Holiday party (at home or on location), try our consistently excellent food at a reasonable price. There's no better flavor than fresh, and made-from-scratch lets your guests know how much you care. Dine-in, carry-out and full-service catering are available.
Visit our locations page to find a Hoggy's near you!
Hoggy's Live! Brings Live Music To Gahanna on Thursdays September 13, 2010
Hoggy's Restaurants and Catering is now offering Central Ohio a new family-friendly venue for good times and great food on Thursday nights in Gahanna with "Hoggy’s Live!" All live shows are performed in the large dining room and there is no cover charge. Alternating between Country and Blues artists provides guests with a fresh selection of artists each week, while they savor the premium flavor of Hoggy's applewood-smoked BBQ and made-from-scratch sides dishes. The Gahanna performances at 1370 E. Johnstown Road begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 10:00 p.m.
Some Country and Blues artists scheduled for "Hoggy's Live!" include:
- Ellie Lee & Blues Fury
- The Jimi Vincent Band
- The Code Blue Band
- Hot Rod & The Blues DeVilles
- Ray Fuller & Frank Harrison
- Michael Locke & The Repeat Offenders
- Terry Davidson & The Gears
- Big Al & The Cap City Players
- Cliff Cody
- John Schwab
- Charlie Tatman
- Soul Satyr
Get directions to our Gahanna restaurant here!