Family Meals Together Matter

How can you help keep your family healthier and happier together? Eat together. Many of us are fortunate enough to have fond memories of eating meals together, but it is often harder to do in today's busy world. Many studies have been conducted to associate eating together and behavior. One such study demonstrated that eating family meals together increased the feeling of positive moods. The dinner table is a place to build trust, model family values, and create space to feel connected. Eating together has many desirable effects, especially for children. Just having conversations around the d... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Sep 25, 2020



Hickory River Smokehouse Celebrates Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated Monday, September 7th, this year. This annual celebration traditionally brings families and friends together to celebrate and pay tribute to hard-working Americans. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer and back to school. Although this Labor Day will be unique, we still know many of us will be firing up our grills and enjoying our backyards. Labor Day began in the late 1800s due to reforms initiated by the Industrial Revolution's poor working conditions. The labor movement was formed to make changes for workers and create labor laws. According to the History Ch... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Aug 26, 2020



Moving Forward with Confidence

Our very own Hickory River Smokehouse owner, Dan Davis, sat down with Congressman Warren Davidson of Ohio's 8th District to discuss the details and concerns regarding EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans. Not one to be idle when there's a problem, Dan reached out to several Ohio congressmen and congresswomen to express his concerns about the new financial struggles small business owners, specifically, restaurateurs, were facing to comply with the new Covid-19 regulations. Dan received feedback via letters, but last week, Congressman Davidson made a... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Jun 22, 2020



Dedicated to Ensuring a Safe Dining Experience

Hickory River Smokehouse is dedicated to ensuring a safe dining experience for your family and ours. We have gone above and beyond the newly required safety standards to allow our guests to feel safe coming in to enjoy their favorite comfort foods. By coordinating with our local health department and restaurant advisory teams, we ensure our restaurants comply with best practices standards to keep you and our employees protected while dining with us.  Our updated floor plans provide the warmth you’ve come to expect with the additional space and barriers to ensure proper dista... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Jun 18, 2020



Barbecue Grilled Salmon Recipe

A delicious recipe using Hickory River Smokehouse Hot, Mild, or Honey Sauce (your choice)!Barbecue Grilled Salmon 8 oz. Skin on Salmon (the larger salmon pieces are easier to grill; when the skin is left on, it gives it more moisture) Cooking spray Hickory River Smokehouse Rub; if not available, use Slap Yo Mama Seasoning Hickory River Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce, Mild, Hot, or Honey (use your favorite)   Preheat grill on high for 5 minutes Spray both sides of Salmon with spray Season salmon side with rubOpen grill lid, turn grill to med-low Spray with cooking spray gener... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Mar 02, 2020



Barbecue Pizza Recipe

Looking for a unique recipe? This is a great Barbecue Pizza Recipe using Hickory River Smokehouse BBQ sauces, Hot, Mild, or Honey Sauce (or, you can mix them), Hickory River Ranch Beans, and your favorite Hickory River smoked BBQ meat. This recipe would be great for parties or family dinners. Exact measurements are not necessary...it is all according to your taste preferences. You will find that this recipe is EASY and FUN to prepare. Select any of these Hickory River Smokehouse Barbecue to top your pizza: Sliced Brisket (chopped), Pulled Pork, Ham, Pulled Chicken, or Smoked Turkey, and Hickor... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Dec 13, 2019



Meat Lovers! Let's Talk About Hickory River's Smoked Brisket!

Most importantly, first, let's talk about the taste! Hickory River Smokehouse uses only the highest-quality brisket, seasoned with our own special rub. Our pitmasters slowly smoke and infuse it with real hickory taste. Our sliced brisket comes out of the smoker, fork-tender and juicy. Worrying about your calorie intake? Search the internet calorie counters, and you will find overwhelmingly that ground beef has more calories than brisket. The calorie counters range, for three ounces of ground beef (80% Lean / 20% Fat), about 232 to 290 calories. In comparison, Hickory River Smokehouse's smok... Read More

Posted by Hickory River on Dec 13, 2019