Monday, July 20, 2009

Hawg Wild BBQ & Grill (Corbin, KY)

1880 Cumberland Falls Hwy, Corbin, KY 40701, T: 606-258-9944

In a tiny village in Kentucky one finds the Hawg Wild BBQ & Grill , a small restaurant with a big outside smoker. As we arrive, around 2 PM on a Sunday, they are already out of some sides (notably coleslaw). We ordered a half rack of ribs with two sides (apple-baked beans and potato salad - $12) and a pulled pork sandwich ($3). The ribs were Memphis style, although we were not impressed by the dry rub. That said, the ribs were quite tasty, as was the sauce, but the pulled pork was dry and tangy.

Thus, we ordered another dish, which looked much more interesting on the other table than on the menu: spiral fries ($3). The spiral fries are by and large freshly fried chips, but definitely among the best chips I ever had. You do have to eat them warm though; I finished half several hours later and they had lost much of their magic.

VERDICT: 76/100
Definitely an authentic bbq place with ups and downs. I suggest the ribs and spital fries. They won't disappoint (as the pulled pork will).

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