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Holy Hog Barbecue

Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: American casual, Barbecue, Spanish/Cuban

Features: Kid-friendly

Cost range: 10.01-20.0

As owner Danny Hernandez explains it, his Cuban family has always had an infatuation with pig, so he decided to take the plunge and do all Southern barbecue, heavy on things porcine.

It's a funky place, with lots of taxidermied heads and miscellaneous antique tools (old-timey handsaws next to mounted deer noggins, very cause and effect). People order at the counter and eat at picnic tables.

Hernandez offers chicken and waffles as a special the second Friday of the month, taking it straight Southern. That means two pieces of battered chicken sitting atop a round Belgian waffle, the whole thing dusted with powdered sugar and served with maple syrup.

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Holy Hog Barbecue - Tampa