1416 W. 5th Ave. Columbus, OH (614) 485-4647
Soups, salads and sandwiches are the foundations of lunchtime dining, but when Hoggy’s does soups, salads and sandwiches, they build a towering monument of smoked, flame-grilled and cheese-smothered (sometimes all at once) deliciousness. For instance, they couldn’t resist taking a salad of crisp cucumber, asparagus and tomatoes and turning it into a Prime Rib Salad, by adding tender prime rib and crispy onion straws. Then there’s Ben & Andy’s sandwich ($7.99) with Cajun-seasoned chicken breast piled with sauteed onions, peppers and tomato salsa, tucked tight under a blanket of provolone cheese.