Sunday, October 07, 2007

Nashville Scene

This week the Nashville Scene published its annual "best of" awards. I was surprised and honored that we were picked by the editors as "Best new Barbecue". The scene carries a lot of weight around town, so its a big deal that we were chosen. I was surprised because being out in Nolensville you dont anticipate even being considered for things like this. Jim Ridley wrote the piece and he had some very, very kind things to say! I'm just glad he like the food well enough to consider us. The readers choice (where folks write in votes) picked Whitt's...........again............I think I'll just leave that one alone. At any rate, at least Jack's & Jim-n-Nick's (both very good Q) made the readers choice cut. Thank you Scene, its a big honor to us!


Anonymous said... the way...thanks for having good beer. I know lots of people want the Bud/Miller/Coors, but for the growing few of us who enjoy a real beer your place is a real treat. I'm a homebrewer and beer lover. I've been telling all my brewing buddies about your place. Keep up the good work.

Ross Wetzel

Anonymous said...

You guys rock and totally deserve the writer's choice award.

yazoo man

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