I actually still have a couple more of these to share from my multiple business trips taken last year. How I found Cantrell's was completely by chance. Since I had an hour to kill before finally heading to the airport I decided to explore the city more, aimlessly cruising through towns, sometimes on large busy boulevards but more often along small side streets. As I'd have my portable GPS set to BNA, I'd simply follow its instructions when the time came.
At first I thought Cantrell's was a Western themed bar of some sort, but noticed the pink lettered sign and of course the
bright polka-dot painted piggies placed about. Since I really had no
idea where I was it made the random find even more exciting but I'd
later find out I was actually only a few blocks away from Ellington
Pkwy, a major artery that cuts through East Nashville.
wished I had a bigger appetite but by this time I could only do a small
meal. I forgot the price of the Pulled Pork Sandwich here but it wasn't
a lot. In fact a bargain considering what I got.
buns were of the typical off-shelf but very squishy fresh. The pulled
pork was loosely hand packed into a thick hockey puck. That's a lot of
meat! Similar to Mary's
it was hardly smokey in flavor but extremely moist. Fairly homogenous
where it did make me wish for some of those tasty bark ends but the
contrast between the vinegary hot regional BBQ sauce and creamy sweeter coleslaw easily made it a pleasant snack. I think there was the ubiquitous
Nashville BBQ sandwich pickle coin or two in there as well if I
decent meal for the price but if I ever made it back I'd be sure to
return with a bigger appetite so I can try their ribs and other side
samplings from the plate.
Cantrell's Bar-B-Q Pit, 829 Lischey Ave, Nashville, TN 37207