When you are that passionate about what you’re doing, it shows.
I sat down with Jamie Anderson and Jess Collins to talk about farming, food, and life in Ohio earlier this year [Check that out HERE], and it wasn’t until after that Jeff and I finally got ourselves to Ray Rays Hog Pit.
Believe me, I know. I can’t believe it took us that long either, especially as i was one of the two places that EVERYONE told us about when we met them.
OH! You’re a foodie! Have you been to [Insert here either Hot Chicken Takeover or Ray Rays Hog Pit] or [insert which ever wasn’t listed first] yet? You HAVE to go.
Every. Single. Time.
Meeting Jess and Jamie only furthered the thought that I really needed to try this place. They exude such an awesome energy when you’re around them, I could only imagine what the food they put out tasted like.
It was mind blowing.
If you haven’t read ‘Like Water for Chocolate”, you really need to, and if you have, I’m firmly believe that the premise that story is correct. When you are that passionate about what you’re doing, it translates. Perhaps not to the extent that magical realism takes it, but you get this gist.
I would put the BBQ that the Hog Pit puts out up against any other in the world, and I’d be putting my money on Ray Ray’s. Every single time.
If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably miss it.
Getting back to the truck though, totally worth having to turn around a few times.
What the Hog Pit Offers
The first time that we went to the Hog Pit we kinda went all out, and when I went back to hang out with Alex Hegerty, Colin Lima, and Jared Siclun, the three that were working that afternoon, I tried everything else.
And then took some more home for later.
It’s that good.
Normally I would have photos of what I ate, and then talk about that further, but here I am making the conscious choice to omit that part. I don’t want to put any other ideas about the food in your head other than this :: GO TRY IT.
You will not be disappointed.
Where to Find the Hog Pit
The Hog Pit is set back off of the road, and if you’re not looking closely, you will miss it. You can sit outside on the patio, and kick back in the shade, or, take it with you to eat at home, whichever strikes your fancy that day.
We’ve done it both ways, and either way, you can’t go wrong.
Just this week, a second location has been opened in Westerville, off of Maxtown Rd, I haven’t been to that one as of yet, but am stoked that they’re expanding.
Y’all come back now.