I just wanted to give people the heads up about a little place in LaVergne (southeast of Nashville) called The Lazy Pig. I never see them busy. The place is also easy to pass by without even noticing, as it’s set back from Murfreesboro Road. I found the place because I was driving by one evening, caught a whiff of what was coming from their smoker, and made an immediate U-turn to go and find that smell! Oh, it was glorious…
Generally, I don’t care much for pulled pork. I usually find it to be either too mushy or too dry so I never order it (Robert’s on Nolensville Road is the exception to this rule). What I order at The Lazy Pig (and keep on ordering over and over again) is the ribs.
How can I even describe the ribs? They are the most delicious meat I have ever tasted. What makes them so good? Well, they are incredibly tender. The meat does not merely fall off the bone (that’s not too special, almost anyone can make that happen), but you know the bit of cartilage above the bone that you gnaw on because of all the meat that clings to it stubbornly? The meat also falls right off of that. Their ribs are both the meatiest AND the tenderest I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. The told me that they smoke their ribs for 28 hours, and they are deeply, deeply flavorful. They offer two sauces on the side, mild or spicy (and the spicy means business). Their sides are good, basic stuff. They won’t disappoint you. Another thing I recommend is to get a small order of their smoked chicken wings for an appetizer. Share them. They are wonderfully juicy and flavorful as well.
Their prices are very reasonable. Considering their quality, their prices are downright cheap! However, if you go, be prepared for the fact that they have no soda fountain, so you will buy sodas by the can. Iced tea has free refills.
I am posting about this place because I never see them busy, and I want the word to get out about them. I really, really, really want them to last and keep making their ribs!
Run, don’t walk, to The Lazy Pig. Get the ribs.
The Lazy Pig
5234 Murfreesboro Rd
La Vergne, TN 37086
Mon - Sat 11 am – 8 pm
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