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Big Sandy Arena adds Pig Pit as a new arena food vendor

Dec. 13, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

HUNTINGTON — Patrons at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena will now have more options when dining in at a show. Crowd favorites, Midway Drive-In and Rick’s Lemonade will be joined by Pig Pit this December. Arena food stands serving Coca-Cola, Gino’s Pizza, burgers, fresh popcorn, pretzels and more have always been a staple at events and will continue to serve patrons as well.

Rick Spurlock started Rick’s Lemonade in 1987 in Huntington, and has been serving fresh, homemade lemonade and various tasty treats at the arena since the 1990s. “It is hard to be a small business owner in today’s economy, but I have been blessed to be a part of this organization,” said Spurlock.

The arena branched out in the spring of 2010 when they brought in the historic Midway Drive-In. Patrons have been enjoying hot dogs, cheeseburgers, barbeque, crinkle fries, and their famous milkshakes ever since. “We appreciate the opportunity the [arena] offered us, and we would like to give them a big “thank you” for continuing to include us in their future,” said Bill Ghiz of Midway Drive-In.

Pig Pit, the arena’s newest edition, is a young barbeque company from Pennsylvania. “Pig Pit is thrilled to be coming to Huntington and the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and having our ‘BBQ with Attitude’ available for arena patrons,” said Brian Klein of Pig Pit.  Menu items will include pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, “pig slop,” Texas-style beef brisket sandwiches and assorted sides.

“The Pig Pit will offer our arena guests true traditional barbeque. Having tasted the variety of sauce options, I believe Pig Pit will add to the overall enjoyment of Big Sandy Superstore Arena’s events,” said Natalie Parkins, Director of Food and Beverage at the arena.

The doors normally open at least an hour prior to the start of events at Big Sandy Superstore Arena, so skip dining out, and dine in at the arena. Grab a hot dog, homemade lemonade, and some “pig slop,” and enjoy the show. 

 Read more about the new seat replacement and other incoming Arena events in Thursday’s Herald-Dispatch.