Notable Nashville pitmaster Carey Bringle is bringing Texas Hill Country mission-style smoked meats, sides, and bourbon cocktails to a new spot in the Nations this week. Bringle’s Smoking Oasis opens on Saturday, December 4 at 4901 Centennial Boulevard in a space that formerly housed a service station. Bringle keeps the industrial gas station vibes at the new counter-order smoked meat restaurant and adds ample pet-friendly outdoor seating, cornhole, and plenty of TVs peppered throughout. The massive patio will be open year-round.
For years, Bringle said he’d only have his one restaurant — the smoked meat temple in prime Gulch territory — but the triangular-shaped lot in the fast-growing neighborhood changed his mind. Bringle’s second smokehouse has a different menu, a more mission-style that’s traditional among the German Hill Country part of Texas, priced by the pound and served as shareable platters. Texas barbecue essential brisket, beef ribs, turkey, and chicken plus special occasion fried chicken are the meaty mains on the menu, Look for sides like roasted street corn and Texas-style baked beans, and plenty of kid- and dog-friendly outdoor seating where he’ll serve hamburgers and hot dogs.
For the winter, Bringle’s Smoking Oasis will open Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m., with expanded hours coming in the spring.