Hog Wild
9660 Audelia, #305
214.503.8100

Hours:
Wed-Sat, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sun, noon-4 p.m.

The scent of smoking meat greets you before you even walk in the door — brisket, turkey, ham, pulled pork, ribs and, of course, sausage. “Our sausage is wonderful,” claims owner Tammy Curry. “People usually ask me if we get it at Rudolph’s. I say, ‘No, we can’t afford that.’” Curry, whose “real” job is accounting, opened Hog Wild last July and sold out before closing time the first three days. Neighbors obviously couldn’t get enough of the meat, which is smoked daily with pecan wood. The menu contains all the elements of a good barbecue joint — butter-soaked toast, sweet tea and cobbler (both peach and blackberry) — plus, Curry has added some yummy extras. Beside the traditional baked beans and potato salad, customers can order sides like cinnamon apples and handmade mashed (not whipped) potatoes. She keeps a bathtub filled with bottled drinks, even offering a frosted mug for root beer or floats, and one of her biggest hits is the meat-filled potato. The best one is piled high with chopped beef, shredded cheese, sour cream and bacon bits, and takes either two people or one hearty appetite to polish off. Curry’s location off of Walnut Hill and Audelia is dry, but she invites people to bring in a cooler of beer and kick back on the patio, or visit the restaurant on weekend nights this summer and partake of the complimentary libations.