Whole Hog Cafe Opens in Cherry Hill
After a long dry spell, true BBQ is becoming ever easier to find in the Philly region. The latest smokers to start turning wood into flavor have been fired up across the river in Cherry Hill. Now open on Route 70 (just west of I-295) is Whole Hog Cafe - a family run Arkansas mini-chain with NJ roots, per The Insider. The restaurant focuses on competitive BBQ (in July, a month before the doors opened, Whole Hog took first place for pork in the 2013 NJ State BBQ Championship).
Expect traditional ‘cue stars like pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken and ribs, served at a counter in sandwich or platter style. Whole Hog joins Fette Sau, Bubba’s Texas BBQ, Percy Street Barbecue and Baby Blues BBQ to make a compelling case for a smokehouse boom. Plus, there are rumors that New York’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is considering an outpost in Rittenhouse. Bring on the meat.
Whole Hog Cafe is open 11 AM-9 PM, Sunday-Thursday and 11 AM-10 PM, Friday-Saturday.
2321 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ; 856-910-8060