Hen and Hog really needs some tweeking-- It has only been open approximately 1 month.
Learning how to Hold Q to serve takes time and practice and It is still a very young resturant. I wont write it off without a second try in a few months. But here are my thoughts on our first visit.
Pulled Pork: Mushy and hidden behind alot of sauce. This seems to happens for 2 reasons: 1, needing to sit because its not turning over quickly enough. 2, poorly cooked.
Good pulled pork should be able to stand on its own, flavored with the wood and the rub not hidden in a thick sweet product. A customer should be able to have it straight up if desired-- we we're told that was not available.
Brisket: Flavorful but more akin to a pit beef sitting in au jus. Not a thick sliced texas brisket with beautiful smoke ring.
Corn: Mushy and oily... I did enjoy the flavor from the peppers in it and has potential if it had been fresh.
Mac and Cheese: Ok, Three out of 5 stars for me. overload of bread crumbs... Its like they scraped the bottom of the pan rather than getting a new one out. Nice flavor and not greasy or overly cheesey.
Slaw: Mushy! Cabbage was soggy... Flavor of the sauce was balanced between the mayo sugar and vinegar.
Beans: very very sweet.- too sweet for me.. again mushy...