HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Join Candice Cole and Roxie Bustamante as they explore Richmond and the surrounding areas for the best new restaurants and cheap eats the area has to offer.
Their second stop was Hogshead Café, known for its Memphis dry rub baby back ribs, famous ‘Big Boner’ hot dog, and a whole lot more finger lickin’ good comfort food.
Kim and Steve Logue started out in their backyard testing their smoker. After raving reviews from friends, family, and small events, the husband and wife decided to open up their own Mom and Pop shop. In 2011, Hogshead Café opened its doors.
Kim Logue credits their success to making their food from scratch with fresh quality ingredients and sticking to what they know best.
“It’s like going to your grandma’s house,” Logue said. “It’s just good southern style rib-sticking food. We don’t do anything too fancy, we just use good recipes and just make sure that the ingredients that we use are good quality products.”
At Hogshead café, the staff starts the night before, letting their best meats sit in the smoker for 8-9 hours, some even longer. For the smoker, they use three different types of wood creating a unique smoky flavor. Skip over to their dipping sauces, everything from ranch to chipotle to maple that is always paired with their sweet potato fries.
Steve Logue took Roxie Bustamante behind the counter and into the kitchen to whip up some of Hogshead favorites. On the menu: fried shrimp tacos, the ‘Big Boner’ hot dog paired with sweet potato fries. Also, some southern style sides: broccoli casserole and mac n’ cheese made with special cheddar.
The ‘Big Boner’ hot dog is one of the most famous items on their daily menu. It’s a hot dog wrapped in bacon, then deep fried. Topped off with homemade coleslaw, pulled pork, BBQ sauce and a portion of their baby back ribs to top it all off.
“It’s just the combination of flavors I think,” Steve Logue said. “That deep fried (hot dog), you get that snap when you bite into it.”
If you’re thirsty after all that eating, you’ve come to the right place, every sweet limeade is freshly squeezed and served up in a large mason jar.
HogsHead Café is located at 9503 W Broad Street, Henrico, Virginia. The menu changes almost daily. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
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