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Red Pony’s Jason McConnell Gets in the Fast-Casual Game With Salty Goat Taqueria

The Mexican eatery opens in Spring Hill tomorrow

Salty Goat Taqueria [Official Photo]

It’s been over five years since Jason McConnell, easily the best-known chef in Middle Tennessee without a restaurant in Nashville proper, opened up his last new venture in Williamson County. But tomorrow the owner of downtown Franklin stalwarts Red Pony and Cork & Cow will make his first foray into the fast-casual sector, as Salty Goat Taqueria opens in Spring Hill.

The new 1,900-square-foot eatery located at 2078 Wall St. joins recently opened outposts of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and McConnell’s own 55 South in a new commercial development from ever-expanding Nashville-based restaurant group Fresh Hospitality. McConnell Hospitality Group also partnered with Fresh on the new restaurant, as well as the continued expansion of 55 South, which now has three locations in Williamson County.

The menu offers a roster of traditional and specialty tacos ringing in at $2.95 and $3.75 a piece respectively, along with a variety of tortas, larger plates, snacks, sides, and desserts. Beverages include a small assortment of bottled and canned brews and boozy drinks such as frozen margaritas and hibiscus sangria. See the full rundown below.

The 44-seat restaurant has the now-typical pared down design of similar eateries built for speed, white subway tile and all. And it will share an outdoor beer garden with Martin’s and 55 South.

This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Salty Goat will have abbreviated hours, open for dinner only from 5 to 8 p.m. Then it will close on Sunday and reopen on Monday with regular operating hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.