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BEST new restaurants of the decade: Honorable Mention, Wood N Hog

From our BEST new restaurants of the decade feature:

This BBQ spot opened in 2016 in the heart of North Champaign, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out. Owned by brother and sister Michael McDonald and Okema Battle, they offer a rather extensive menu with all of the BBQ staples. The turkey tips are something you’re not going to find other places, and they are delicious. The hand-breaded wings are crunchy and hold up with or without sauce. But my favorite menu item? Fried green tomatoes. Here the Midwest you’re not going to see this on many menus, so I snatch them up when I see them. Wood N Hog’s are wonderful. Lucky for all of us, they’ve been successful enough to open a second location in Urbana. (Julie McClure)

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