Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Sorry I havent posted but I was whipped! I'm still whipped! We far exceeded expectations and ran out of food both nights. We've been beat up pretty bad. I've got to hire a couple more guys to help Bo and I out. By the way......I can NOT say enough about Wiley "Bo" Collier, he has been unreal! We've just opened up so its going to be a few weeks before things cool off and I can see what the real daily ticket count is going to be. Right now folks are just too curious to not stop in and check it out. We've done between over 150 tickets two days in a row. For my little 12 table joint thats good. Y'all keep up with me, this is going to be a ride!


M.A. said...

Good luck dealing with all the "new money" yankees inundating the Nolensville area...not the best attitudes to say the least. I got your back, though.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Glad to hear the first couple of days have been successful. As a "Triunian", "Triune-ite" - as somebody who lives down the road, I'm excited about a new restaurant in Nolensville. We LOVE Bricks, just not EVERY night. We'll be stopping in to see you soon.

Cliff E said...

Keep it up man and stay focused. I nearing my 1,143 mile trek back down your way in the near future just to get some of that Q. The prayers are flowing.

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

King Drew of the Appalachains said...

Get the man some buuuurrrnnnnn cream!!!!!!!!

hearts n TN said...

Hey Pat...just got back here in Virginia...had a great time working with you guys Fri. night. You're going to be fine...it just takes a little while to get the kinks out....as long as the food is great, people will be patient.

What is this Blog???

You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum life.....you have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
I learned this craft almost 20 years ago cooking whole hogs on brick & cinder block pits at a couple of little BBQ Joints in Henderson, TN. I learned from old, lifelong career Pit-Masters, working with them as an apprentice during school off and on for four years. Over the course of that time I learned the old, time-honored craft of REAL pit barbecue. At Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint I am trying as hard as I can everyday to bring that time-honored authenticity to my customers.
As you read you'll see I've made some stupid decisions, and I've made some good decisions. If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, especially a BBQ Joint, read this blog! Maybe some of this info can be of use to you. At the very least you will be entertained because I pull no punches.
Now listen, this is my blog to not only help with information but my blog to freely rant about my day to day experiences. There is no real "bad language" on this blog but there might be some things said that are very "tongue in cheek". If you are easily offended and/or cant see the satire in my posts then please just leave the blog. It will save both of us the annoyance of each other. For those of you who do like satire and are looking for good information about this experience, then by all means enjoy!