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The restaurant has a strong record at the state fair’s rib competition.
“In the past, we have also won Grand Champion for our pulled pork five times (2008, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11, ‘14), and Grand Champion for our BBQ sauce two times (’08, ‘11), and for our ribs in 2011. We won Reserve Champion for our ribs in 2012, and pulled pork in 2013,” Davis said.
The Tipp City restaurant has an on-site smokehouse. The competition is overseen by the Ohio Pork Producers Council.
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The Texas-style barbecue restaurant concept was launched in 1995 in Urbana, Illinois. There are now four locations in Illinois in addition to the Tipp City location. Davis told this news outlet today that Hickory River is “actively looking to open new locations in Ohio.”