Windy City Smokeout

Peg Leg Porker

Nashville, TN

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The Menu

Pulled Pork

Chicken Wings

Jalapeño Cheese Grits

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Biography

Pitmaster Carey Bringle’s family settled in Covington, Tennessee way back in 1827, and to say that his family had a passion for BBQ is an understatement. A Nashville native with deep-seated roots in West Tennessee BBQ culture, Carey developed an appreciation for ‘Que at a young age. In fact, Carey was raised on iconic West Tennessee BBQ. His Grandfather, Dr. Carey Bringle, Sr., grew up cooking hogs, and as an adult, Dr. Bringle delivered the children of many of the famous barbeque families in West Tennessee. Carey still remembers family gatherings at places like Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q, Lewis’ Store, and Leonard’s Pit Barbecue. There is no getting around it, smoke is in his veins. At 17, Carey was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. After months of intensive chemotherapy Carey lost his right leg, but he emerged from that experience with a new perspective and outlook on life, realizing that every day brings new adventures, new experiences, and another chance to enjoy great food. Now his zest for life and sense of humor is reflected in his signature “Peg Leg Porker” brand. In 2014, Cooking with Paula Dean Magazine named Peg Leg Porker one of the “Top 10 BBQ joints in the U.S.”

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