Hangover BBQ in Wheeling Adds Southern Touch to Menu

Hangover BBQ Adds Southern Touch to Menu

Photo by Scott McCloskey Hangover BBQ Owners Bill and Stephanie Litman stand in front of their recently opened eatery in the Greggsville section of Wheeling.

The recently opened Hangover BBQ eatery in Wheeling offers a menu with a southern touch and quality barbecued meats, according to Owners Bill and Stephanie Litman.

“Where tradition survives the past,” is the motto of the quaint carryout at 39 GC&P Road just off W.Va. 88 in the Greggsville section of Wheeling. Offering a variety of meats cooked with a “low and slow smoking process,” the business was the result of the husband and wife team wanting to start a small restaurant combined with a passion for cooking. Bill Litman worked as a cook for several area restaurants, while Stephanie Litman said she has always had a love for homestyle cooking.

“We kind of make a good team,” Stephanie Litman said.

She said her husband has a niche for smoking a variety of meats, including pulled pork, baby back ribs, peppered turkey breast and beer brats.

“It started with a little electric smoker and kind of built up from there,” Stephanie Litman said. “Everything is homemade from scratch.”

Bill said he got involved with the “barbecue scene” by slowly learning about “fire management” and the slow-cooking process with the use of a variety of hard woods and different dry rubs and sauces.

“It’s a very traditional way of cooking,” Bill Litman said. “I just believe you can’t have this kind of good barbecue unless you’re using real wood. We try to use 100 percent West Virginia Black Cherry wood. We use that for our flavor profile and for heat we use a little bit of white ash and white oak.”

He said they either cook everything they serve on the outside smoker or bake it in their oven.

Their menu is arranged in a way that customers can purchase the variety of smoked meats as sandwiches, by the plate (with sides) or by the pound. Some of their sides include macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, tri-colored beans and cornbread.

The Litmans said they just wanted to bring something different to the Ohio Valley and add a bit of a “southern” touch to their menu.

“She’s from the south … and we have a love for southern food,” Bill Litman said.

He said although the restaurant does not deliver, it can handle larger orders (up to about 50 people) if the order is made a few days in advance.

Bill Litman said he and his wife are still in the process of growing the business. Their hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. However, hours may vary upon availability. For takeout orders, call 304-233-8333.

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