Peg Leg Porker
The 14 Best BBQ Joints in Nashville, According to Local Experts
Tucked behind the high rises of the Gulch, Peg Leg Porker has become a star on the Nashville BBQ scene since opening in 2013, and an expanded second story offers even more drinking and dining space in the “Pig Pen.” Plus, he has plans to open Bringle’s Smoking Oasis in The Nations and another spot in the airport as part of his plans for world barbie domination. A Nashville native, pitmaster Carey Bringle was raised on West Tennessee traditions and smokes his barbecue low and slow (as the pork gods intended) with a Memphis-style sauce on the side. Try the Memphis Sushi, a sausage and cheese platter on saltines, or the BBQ nachos to start, followed by the dry ribs, pulled pork platter, or the yardbird smothered in a tangy, white sauce with a Kool-Aid pickle on the side.
Cavendish says: “Bringle's ribs are so good they converted me to a fan of dry rub.”