Catch Butcher & Bee’s New Fourth of July Meat and Three Menu Before America’s Best Fireworks Show

Meat and three, fireworks, and chill?

Exterior of the Butcher & Bee

If you haven’t already heard, Nashville has the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the country. According to, it takes 18 technicians and 35,000 pounds of explosives to produce the show, and this year’s finale will be the most powerful in Nashville history! Now, more importantly, where to eat?

It is one of the busiest times of year in the city, typically driving the locals home and the crowds in. If you are like most Nashvillians, you will ooooh and ahhh from a secret-secluded spot or by purchasing your own pyrotechnics and celebrating America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence at your own humble abode. However, if you are looking to embrace the madness, here’s where you should grab some food before your fireworks in Music City, USA.

Butcher & Bee is featuring a one-time-only meat and three menu. If you are new to the meat and three lingo, it is exactly as it sounds like. Fill your plate with a featured meat entrée and three sides and you’ve successfully created a meat and three spread. Sides usually consist of soulfully Southern dishes like green beans, baked beans, potato salad, okra, and coleslaw amongst other greens like mac n cheese. Yep, you read that correctly. If you don’t believe me that mac and cheese is a vegetable, believe the opinion of the renowned pitmaster Pat Martin of Nashville’s famous Martin’s Bar-B-Que joint! His response: “It sure is.”

Butcher & Bee hosting a one-and-done meat and three menu is rare. Swing by on Tuesday, July 4, from noon to 8 p.m. to enjoy the special menu costing $25 per person as well as $5 brews and $7 wines and cocktails.

The special entrée menu will include beef ribs, burgers, smoked chicken, house-made sausage, and grilled mushrooms. The special sides are: green beans with a bacon vinaigrette, patatas bravas, whipped feta (drooling!), house-made pickle plate, elotes (corn on the cob), and baked beans.


Reservations are recommended and can be made through the Butcher & Bee website or by calling 615-226-3322. You can catch America’s best fireworks at the following locations: Ascend Amphitheater, Riverfront Park, The Green at Riverfront Park, Lower Broadway, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Public Square Park, and Walk of Fame Park.