Down in the Boondocks


nothing says “Southern” food….in America…like a big pile of pulled pork, BBQ ribs, sweet potato fries and Coleslaw. (Yes, Coleslaw, is one word if you’re speaking Southern.)

this beautiful plate sat in front of me earlier today in McConnelsville, Ohio, at The Boondocks BBQ and Grill.

I am not in the habit of singling out restaurants, but in these times when the Great Fear has hurt businesses, I am featuring The Boondocks as a must visit if you venture south of Columbus, Cleveland, or Pittsburgh, or are out and about like so many uncaged birds now flying free from the restraints of the past several months.

October has arrived, and the drive is worth it. Along the Muskingum River and into the hills of Moco (Morgan County, Ohio), yellows, oranges, greens, and reds stick out in splendor, as the leaves change, and Autumn whispers in the wind. About a half hour south of Zanesville, Ohio, off of Ohio State Route 60, the restaurant is about a mile north of the town of McConnelsville. McConnelsville is a small, surprisingly busy town along the Muskingum River. If you are coming from West Virginia, it is just north of town on the left hand side of the road.

Whenever I travel within the area, I will purposely stop to have a Wasabi Burger, a steak, some pulled pork, the Fat Elvis, or another creative invention from the mind of Chef Bobby.

Slan go foill… maybe I’ll see you there.


2 responses to “Down in the Boondocks”

  1. Thanks for the recommendation!! Looks deliciously inviting & being from the South myself(Texas) it’s good to know if I’m ever traveling up yonder..and get homesick or am hankering for some Southern food flair..there’s that familiar down home hospitality welcoming me!!:)

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