Turnip Truck Throwing a Party to Celebrate Customers in the Gulch

Saturday event will feature mobile barbecue team offering chicken and ribs

JULY 14, 2016 12:55 A.M.

Troy Troy “Fraz” Frassrand (left) and Christi Frassrand of the competition barbecue team Chokin ‘N’ tha Smoke.Since Turnip Truck launched its splashy new store in East Nashville earlier this year, a lot of the attention has been on the locally owned natural market’s East Side operation. But Turnip Truck also has a prominent location in the Gulch, and this weekend it aims to show the love to its many customers there — by throwing a big customer appreciation party at Turnip Truck Urban Fare, located at 321 12th Ave. S.

The event is 2 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, July 16, and there will be a plethora of free samples on offer at the store, including items from Albert’s Organics, Boar’s Head, Bongo Java, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Real Water and Yazoo Brewing Company.

The party will also host a competition barbecue truck, Chokin “N” tha Smoke (out of Fayetteville, Tenn.), which will be serving up fresh barbecue chicken and ribs, smoked on-site, for customers to purchase. Live bluegrass music will add to the festive mood.