Five years after opening his popular Peg Leg Porker BBQ restaurant in a cinderblock building on Gleaves St. in Nashville’s booming Gulch neighborhood, Carey Bringle is literally growing up.
Landlocked by surrounding buildings, Bringle has expanded up adding a second story for new dining rooms and bar areas plus even a third floor which will concentrate on special private dining events.
According to the Nashville Scene, “the 3,200-plus-square-foot addition will be available to host private events and overflow restaurant dining in two distinct spaces. The largest area is denoted as The Barrel Room and features curios from Peg Leg Porker’s continuing foray into the spirits business with Bringle's own brand of whiskey. The Barrel Room can hold up to 60 seated diners, and may be used for private events and prix fixe family-style dining service by reservation only. The second rentable area is the E.L. Bruce Room, named after Bringle’s great grandfather. This room can fit 40 diners and features sliding sectional walls so it can be separated from the rest of the floor during private events.”
If you’re not looking for private dining or family-style service, you can still take advantage of the new addition thank to an indoor/outdoor bar area Bringle has named “The Pig Pen.” Since you apparently can’t open a restaurant or bar in Nashville without including a rooftop space, The Pig Pen delivers with an excellent view of the Gulch and downtown from a deck extending above the downstairs patio. Bringle has created a limited menu of menu of bar snacks plus full bar service of beer, wine and spirits for The Pig Pen which will be open Thursdays and Fridays 4-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Photos: Courtesy of Peg Leg Porker