Kids are at their cutest when eating their first birthday cake, digging in utensil-free and smearing cake everywhere. With today's saucy deal, relive experiences, bib and all, that—as a grown-up manbaby or womanbaby—you remember only through photographs. For $9, you get $20 worth of slow-cooked and slathered meats at Hoggy's, in Crestview Hills.
Red-fingered sauce faces will appreciate the loving tenderness infused into every morsel of pork and other meats. Meats are smoked over applewood for hours to give them appetizing properties including falling off the bone, refreezing polar ice caps, and quelling big bad wolves. The environment resembles a barn that has been remodeled into a cozy country cabin without losing sight of its humble beginnings. The restaurant features a full bar, hanging flat screens, and booths and seats as comforting as the feast upon the tabletop.
Barbecue holds a majority stake in the menu, although plenty of options are available for the anti-crowd. Order up a classic pulled-pork or chicken dinner ($11.99), and get a heaping helping of marinated and tenderized meat served with cornbread and a choice of two homemade sides. Hoggy's offers about 15 different sides, including made-from-scratch options such as the award-winning mac 'n' cheese, fluffy whipped sweet potatoes, and the ever-popular colossal onion rings ($6.99 for three sides). Go the indecisive route with a combo plate, such as the grazer BBQ platter, which includes a sampler of ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and beef brisket, plus samples of sides ($16.99). The menu also features a variety of sandwiches and wraps for a slightly less messy meal.
For the non-barbecue population, peruse the soup and salad options, or have your meat un-sauced by ordering from the Beyond the Q section, with options including Jamaican salmon ($14.99) or lime-marinated, grilled chicken breast ($12.99). Offset a pigless plate by going hog wild with a few drinks from the full bar.
Seven Yelpers give Hoggy's in Crestview Hills a solid 3.5 stars: