Ragin' Hog BBQ
Southern/Cajun meaty lunch and dinner includes fan favorites like hot links, smoked chicken, pulled pork. Ragin’ Hog offers a variety of Memphis, Carolia and Georgia-inspired sauces, too, ranging from sweet to hot. Daily specials include gumbo and cheese grits, plus look out for fresh, seasonal specials.
The first of our picks, this mom-and-pop-style, husband-and-wife-owned, Arkansas barbecue-slinging joint is definitely one to visit. Next year will mark a full decade that Ragin’ Hog has been in business, though Stacy and Colleen Van Tuyl have been cooking for their neighbors long before that. What to expect? Well, the ‘cue here has flavors and techniques spanning the South, from brisket and burnt ends to smoked chicken to hot links. Get yours between two buns or opt for the “Hog Pile” combo, with your choice of one meat and two sides. Definitely don’t skip the Collard Greens, Brunswick Stew, or rich Buttermilk Pie—if you’ve got any room left.