It's pretty incredible to believe that Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint is coming up on it's 10 year anniversary of smoking whole hogs and filling the bellies of folks who love it. We are in awe of how far we've come, from just one little ol' BBQ joint out in Nolensville, TN to five separate locations, including one way out in West Virginia and a behemoth, double-decker barbecue Mecca in the heart of downtown Nashville.
And while Martin's is occasionally included in roundups from this magazine and listicles for that website, it's a whole new thing to be the star of a six-page spread in Nashville's local publication Native magazine. Complete with beautiful full-page photos and a story that truly tells the story of Martin's' soul, we almost can't believe our eyes.
Martin's head honcho Pat Martin has held an interest in cooking meats ever since he was a young kid, but he first discovered the art of smoking whole hogs in his college days. Since then, he's perfected the craft, complimented it with five original-recipe BBQ sauces and rounded out the bases with scratch-made, family-recipe inspired sides and desserts.
After 10 years of hard work and almost a lifetime of research and passion, this story in Native is the perfect way to celebrate a decade of Martin's Bar-B-Que. Thank you to Native for doing such a bang-up job and for making us feel warm and fuzzy inside about our smokin' passion!