Calling occupants of interplanetary BBQ craft

There are a few wise rules to live by, and one of them, surely, is never to take advice about BBQ from a vegetarian. But this is a unique circumstance, and I beg you to live dangerously for a minute and hear me out.

You may have heard of a happy little place in Berry Hill called Mothership BBQ. Heck, you may have eaten there once or twice. (In which case I’m sure I don’t need to tell you it’s good. Hey, I report what I hear.)

What you may not know is that the Mothership is in peril. The owner, also known as blogger Nashville Knucklehead, has put out a request for investors to step forward:

I have busted my ass getting this prototype where it is today. I have worked 70 to 80 hours a week for nearly a year. I am really really tired, but I am dedicated to this project. However, I need $50,000 for the move. I am willing to sell more equity in the company than that amount of investment would usually get. I have a business plan. I’ll show you the numbers. If you have a dottering old rich uncle who is loose with his checkbook, let me know.

If you don’t happen to have $50,000 sitting around, you can still help. At the very least, you can get over to the Mothership in the next few days and fork over a few bucks for what I’ve heard described as the best BBQ in town.

And if a vegetarian can get behind the cause, surely you can too.

5 Comments so far

  1. BBQ (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    I don’t understand what all the hoopla was about this place. So, it’s in Berry fucking Hill. Big deal. I ate there once. I was the only person in that weird little house, eating very average barbecue. It wasn’t all the WKRN Bloggers make it out to be, other than the fact that the pretentiou crowd who love Mothership so much are the same people that refuse to eat at a chain restaurant or anything too many people know about. Maybe if Mothership would have done some real advertising instead of relying on bloggers to make his trailer shack “hip”, he’d not be hanging out the “closed” sign. In Nashville, Jack’s, Judge Bean’s, Jim & Nick’s, and even South Street has some bad ass ribs. Aside from the dorky, “cooler than you” bloggers, who eats at Mothership?

    And a VEGAN supporting a barbecue place? That is about as pretentious as one can get. Jeez.

  2. Lynnster (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    Nice attitude.

    And a VEGAN supporting a barbecue place? That is about as pretentious as one can get. Jeez.

    Plenty of veggies and other vegetarian/vegan-friendly side dishes on the menu.

  3. Lynnster (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

    (And PS – I guess the TV commercials Jim bought don’t count as “real” advertising? Okay, then.)

  4. Kate O' (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    And a VEGAN supporting a barbecue place? That is about as pretentious as one can get. Jeez.

    Pretentious? Sure, whatever. I’m advocating support of a locally-owned business by people who’d patronize equivalent businesses; it’s not a hardship to my principles. You don’t like it, don’t support it.

  5. newscoma (unregistered) on April 28th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    I think helping out our friend is what we are doing, BBQ.

    Like that’s a bad thing?

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