Well, the wait is finally over as the new outpost of Martin's will officially open tomorrow, June 27, at 11 a.m. (It's actually the third Martin's because he also has a place in Morgantown, W.V. And we're all agog over plans for a Martin's Bar-B-Que on Belmont Boulevard in Nashville.)
The new restaurant is located at 200 Crossings Lane across from the Chick-fil-a in the Providence retail development. Be gentle on the new staff as the restaurant is opening without a "friends and family period." As Pat told me, after such a long build-out, "We can't afford the time to ease into the water, just gonna have to put a Speedo on and do a Greg Louganis off the high dive."
Don't concentrate too hard on that visual, but rest assured that the staff at Martin's has been well-trained and that they will open with plenty of experience cooking pigs. From the pictures I've seen, the interior decor should be very similar to the original joint in Nolensville, but he did request that Martin's fans contribute their own old license plates for the walls.
According to Google Maps, the new location is about 10 minutes closer to the Scene offices than Nolensville. While we wait for Belmont to open, I think that there may be some I-40 mileage in my immediate future. Congrats to Pat and the whole Martin's team. Oh, and to the residents of Mt. Juliet!
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
200 Crossings Lane
Mt Juliet, Tenn., 37122