Friday, September 6, 2013

Peg Leg Porker

Peg Leg Porker

There is a new BBQ joint in Nashville and aside from the great BBQ, I just can't get enough of the cool name.....Peg Leg Porker!! (More on the name in a minute.....)

In my opinion, this is how a great pulled pork sandwich should be - topped with a hearty serving of cole slaw!

BBQ Baked Beans - the perfect side to a pulled pork sandwich

Owner Carey Bringle got on the microphone and called my name like no one has ever called my name before (LOL) to come pick up my Pulled Pork Sandwich. He also used that same microphone to ad lib and freestyle to some piping hot musical hits streaming from the loud speakers!

According to the restaurant website, the name Peg Leg Porker is personal to Carey. Here's what he says about the diagnosis that changed his life:  

"At age 17 my life changed. I was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. I went through 8 months of intensive Chemo Therapy and lost my right leg. After winning a hard-fought battle with the overwhelming support of my friends and family, I emerged with a more positive outlook on life, realizing that every day brought a new adventure, opportunity for new experiences, and—most importantly—a chance to eat more great food. It is this zest for life, positive attitude and sense of humor that I share with you in my signature “Peg Leg Porker” brand of sauces and rubs."

What a way to take lemons and make lemonade.......or better yet, What a way to take a love of pork and make BBQ!!!

You can find Peg Leg Porker online at


In person at:
903 Gleaves St
Nashville, TN 37203
(In The Gulch Neighborhood)

--Dr. April

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