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The opening of a new Ray Ray's walk-up location in Westerville has us thinking about other local BBQ spots. Get your fix of ribs, wings, burnt ends and all things grilled and smoked at these joints.
Red Door BBQ
117 S. Cypress Ave., Franklinton
Red Door is an unassuming walk-up window in Franklinton. The ordering style is simple: $10 for a meat and two sides. Offerings range from wings, ribs, pulled pork, brisket and burnt ends, which can be combined with sides like sweet and spicy beans, mac and cheese or cole slaw. Round it out with sweet tea or lemonade.
B & K Smokehouse
1114 E. Main St., Near East Side
B & K has been flying under the radar, but it's long been winning fans with its chicken wings, pulled pork, and smoked turkey sandwiches. The big sell, though, are the tender, fall-off-the-bone turkey ribs.
Zachariah's Redeye BBQ
Zachariah's is a food truck that's been popping up around town, most notably at Pins Mechanical Co. The menu covers the basics, including pulled pork, chicken, beef brisket and racks of ribs, plus collard greens, fries and both creamy and vinegar-based slaws.
Creekside Barrel & Boar
121 Mill St., Gahanna
Barrel & Boar's Gahanna location is one of three, including a North Market stall and another restaurant in Newark. The barbecue menu spans everything from brisket and pulled pork to rib tips, smoked wings and a house-smoked kielbasa sausage. It's all supplemented by Carolina classics like shrimp and grits or crab cakes.
Iron Grill Barbecue & Brew
5295 N. High St., Clintonville
Iron Grill has become a mainstay in Clintonville dining, drawing crowds for the combination of craft brews and barbecue classics such as brisket, pulled pork and pulled chicken. The menu expands beyond just barbecue, though, incorporating sandwiches, burgers and flatbreads.