Thrillist: The Very Best Restaurants in Nashville


As the city of Nashville grows, so does the list of good eatin’ spots. We’re humbled to be included in the Thrillist’s mix of some of Music City’s finest (and we had to bust out the dictionary real quick to see what a porcine was, and hey, we learned somethin’ new today). Check out their kind words below and head over to the site to see what our neighbors are cookin’ up as well.

Pitmaster Pat Martin is one of the last practitioners of the almost-forgotten art of whole hog cookery in Tennessee. Starting with a tiny restaurant in Nolensville more than a decade ago, Martin has expanded his porcine empire to multiple locations across four states, each with at least one pit dedicated to smoking whole pigs for a full day before pulling the meat to create some of the most succulent sandwiches you’ll ever encounter. The eclectic and fun (lack of) decor scheme in each location is unique, but they all reflect Martin’s loves of music, sports, and cooking with and for friends and family. Don’t sleep on his meats other than pork either; Martin’s brisket, burgers, catfish, and chicken are all fantastic, although you might need to sleep after sampling them all.