Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HogsHead Cafe (Richmond, VA)

9503 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294 

HogsHead Cafe is a relatively new and small restaurant that mainly serves bbq but actually has quite a broad menu, which includes nachos, hot dogs, burgers, salads, sandwiches (including Poboys), etc. When I get there, in the early afternoon, it is busy but the waitresses are efficient and very friendly.

I start with the half dozen wings ($12.99). They are huge, full wings, rubbed in spices and covered with a thick fiery BBQ sauce. They are insanely hot, in a peppery way, and I don't even make it past four.

Fortunately, at that time my Hog Dog ($11.99) arrives. It is the most famous dish of the restaurant and it is also huge! The bacon-wrapped huge dog is covered in pulled pork and slaw and comes on a long fresh bun. It is also very tasty, although the pork and bun are a bit dry. The slaw is uneventful.

VERDICT: 87/100
This is a quality BBQ place with many original options. It is pricey but worth it. Warning: when they say hot, they mean it!

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