Delicious food & fun guys to deal with.
— Meredith L. 2019
Best BBQ I have ever had in 49 years of life and travel.
This includes St. Louis, Memphis, and KC.
Keep up the great work!
Thank you
— Wally S. / St. Louis, Missouri 2019
“Dear Michael: we cannot say enough great things about our meal last night. Everyone raved about the entire meal from the grits to the bbq to the potato rolls! Your bbq sauce is fabulous too! Thank you for delivering the most delicious meal that made my daughter’s bday so special.
— Susanne W. 2019
Outstanding BBQ, great price, efficient and friendly service! So grateful you are part of the CB Farmer’s market.
— Square Customer 2018
Again, thanks so much—the food was phenomenal—even impressed the Memphis crowd who think they have the corner on this stuff. Many new fans of your Barbecue sauce as well.
Made the kick off for our daughter’s wedding just perfect!
Will see you at the Farmers Market on Sunday mornings.
— Doris D. 2018
The food was terrific.....everything was really good!....
Guests went back for seconds!.... I was able to freeze enough for my family
That comes in a few weeks...and David and I sat down with our dessert at 10:30pm
Appreciate your help!!
— Bonnie - 2018
No sauce needed! This guy is a magician. Came into town from Austin TX. We have great BBQ all around. This guys pulled pork sandwich was out of this world. I had one at the Market day and had to go back and get 4 lbs of it.
— - Josh C. 2018
We had Hogwood BBQ deliver food to our wedding (which was small, 20 people) - and everything was delicious, down to the rolls and pickles! All our guests loved the food! We all had seconds!
— - Amy C. 2018
Had them cater my wedding in Crested Butte. They made sure it got there on time and was hot upon delivery. The food was fantastic, everyone absolutely loved the brisket in particular. Definitely would get it again if I need more catering up there.
— - Paul L. 2017
Dear Michael,

We just wanted to say thank you for the great food you provided for our wedding rehearsal party last Friday.

Everything was delivered right on time and perfectly ready to serve. The barbecue meats and sauce were scrumptious! We also really enjoyed the baked beans and the kale salad. The peach crisp was excellent. We happily enjoyed the leftovers for the entire weekend. We received many positive comments from our guests. One of the men has travelled extensively and he lived in Texas for a few years. He said the brisket was the best he’s ever had, anywhere!

The entire experience, from our initial contact with you, to choosing the menu, to serving it at the party, could not have been easier or more simple. It was delightful to do business with you!

Thank you again, for sharing your wonderful talents and products with us!

— Randy & Linda 2017
Michael & Hogwood BBQ,
Thank you very much for helping us feed our community at the CB Nordic Community BBQ. It was delicious!
Here’s to an excellent summer!
— The CB Nordic Board - June 2017
Hi Michael,
I just wanted to let you know how much my family appreciated the food you brought to Kane’s graduation! It was so far above and beyond what anyone expected. Everyone was delighted with it and we received many compliments which I wanted to convey to you!
Thanks again!
— Bruce - May 2017
Just had their pulled pork sandwich at the GVH pumpkin patch, best bbq in the valley by far!
— Megan W 2016
Amazing Wedding Food and Service”
We recently had Michael cater our wedding, and we are more than thrilled with the outcome! We planned a “last-minute,” unconventional wedding at a yurt in the woods that requires snowmobile access (but does have a prep kitchen), and Michael adapted to the circumstances smoothly and enthusiastically. Granted, we had simple needs-we just wanted the food to be delicious and filling-but Michael helped us shape our rough vision into something that made us, and all our guests, happy. Everyone commented on how good the food was, and many went back for seconds and thirds. One guest even said he wanted to slip some mac and cheese in his pocket to take home! More than the food, though, Michael was so thoughtful and gracious throughout the whole process. In the planning stages, Michael thought of all kinds of small details that wouldn’t have occurred to us, and which ensured the event went smoothly. At the yurt, he went above and beyond, setting the tables beautifully, clearing the plates, and cutting the cake. Michael made the whole event turn-key for us; we had complete confidence in him, so that we were able to relax and enjoy the event without a worry from the very beginning. He took care of everything with a professional, yet relaxed attitude. Michael’s calm demeanor, skill in the kitchen, and expert service made him a joy to work with and we recommend him wholeheartedly!
— Laurea P 2016
Very impressed”
I have been very lucky to grow up from coast to coast eating some of the best Barbecue in the states mainly the south but these guys have hit it on the piggy bank love to see them in a spot in CB full time. So good barbecue can be shared with everyone. Meanwhile I’ll order my ribs and pulled pork and pick it up see ya at your next event Hogwood BBQ
— Robert A. 2016
Michael, Thanks again for such an amazing spread of foodies at our wedding. Nothing but compliments from everyone I’ve spoken with. Best of luck with the business. - Tim”

Michael, Thanks so much for working with us on Hogwood drop-off for our wedding. The delicious food was a big hit! - Lauren
— Tim & Lauren 2016
You got enormous praise, including from the Austin based band members. Glad you got to see the show and was impressed at your self management - I was a little distracted and loved it that you just jumped in. You were exactly where you need to be exactly when you needed to be there. Loved that.
— Daryl O. 2016
Dear Michael,
Thank you for your willingness to be a guest chef at the Wine & Food Fest “Farm to Table” dinner. Our guests So enjoyed your dishes. I heard many raves afterwards!
— Center for the Arts Board Member 2016
Everyone raved about the food! Great service, thank you for making our event successful!


Hands down the best brisket I have EVER tasted!!

Will be back for more and will spread the word!

Michael was Fantastic!
— Square Up Feedback 2016

I have never written a thank you letter for a meal before.
That was incredible. I travel across the country and eat at as many BBQ places I can find. Probably too many but at least I’ll die happy.

Honestly that is the best BBQ I have eaten in 38 states. Everything was perfect! I’ve never found pulled pork that good. I really appreciate the tofu option. I haven’t found that at any place I’ve tried.  Excellent! The kale coleslaw and cornbread were perfect. Some places have one or a few good items but I’ve never found the perfect meal until now.

Unfortunately I live 19 hours away but I might do the art show again next year just to visit the restaurant.
— John G. 2015