By Kelly Dean Birge
Nuzzled in the quaint and family-friendly neighborhood of Franklin, Nashville’s favorite pizza joint recently added its fifth location to the heart and soul of the Berry Farms community. Established in Mississippi, Soulshine Pizza stays true to its gulf coast cuisine roots by offering award-winning pizza, artisan sandwiches and more all in a lively, family-friendly and soul-filled environment.
When entering the pizza establishment, the colorful hand-painted art and framed record albums that line the walls illustrate the laid-back, yet soulful vibe that resonates with customers. With comfortable booths, two large community tables and plenty of televisions to watch sports, it’s understandable why families and friends gather for a quick lunch date, special occasion or a big sporting event.
After sitting down for only a few moments with the witty, easygoing and approachable owner of the pizza factory, “Brother” Chris Sartin is the kind of guy that warmly welcomes anyone and everyone into his restaurant and strives to invest in the people throughout the community of Berry Farms where he now lives.
“I love the fact that you can walk, work, shop, eat all in one community right there. I’ve made the ultimate investment in a community by opening a business and living right here,” says Sartin with a smile of excitement across his face.
That excitement stems not only from the recent restaurant opening, but also from the fact that people of Williamson County now have the opportunity to conveniently experience the Soulshine Pizza menu. Initially inspired from cajun dishes, the menu is ultimately a clash of cultures from that gulf coast cuisine to southern traditional. Not to mention, the sauce and dough are cooked up with the freshest ingredients, and also made in-house from scratch.
The mouthwatering, gourmet stone baked pizzas and calzones are exclusive to Soulshine customers. Why? Because the pizzas are baked in speciality brick ovens from Italy which are home to only 16 stores in the U.S. and Soulshine has 12 of them. (Gluten free pizza options also available.)
And this unique pizza factory continues to exceed the traditional pizza joint expectations by offering a handful of other unique menu items from their cream of crawfish soup and tamales to their fresh salads and signature entrees. The restaurant also has the fixins’ for that sweet tooth with their legendary ‘Slap Yo’ Momma Bread Puddin.’ All this and more will keep you coming back every time.
Chris encourages folks to reach out, introduce themselves and also welcomes feedback. With sincerity and confidence, Chris reiterates how Soulshine Pizza Franklin will sustain and grow in this community just as the other locations have.
“We put a lot of love in the food and a lot of love in our customers.”
M 3pm-6pm: $2 drafts & bottles, $3 craft drafts (excludes high gravity), ½ price well drinks
T 3pm-6pm: $2 drafts & bottles, $3 craft drafts (excludes high gravity), ½ price well drinks. PLUS 7pm-close: $2 select drafts
W 3pm-6pm: $2 drafts & bottles, $3 craft drafts (excludes high gravity), ½ price well drinks
TH 3pm-6pm: $2 drafts & bottles, $3 craft drafts (excludes high gravity), ½ price well drinks PLUS LADIES NIGHT 7pm-close: ½ price house wine, domestic bottles & speciality cocktails
FR 3pm-6pm: $2 domestic drafts and bottles, $3 craft drafts (excludes high gravity), ½ price well drinks
SA 11am-3pm: $10 Domestic buckets (5 per bottle)
SU 11am-3pm: $3 bloody mary’s and mimosas
Acoustic tunes every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
4021 Hughes Crossing, Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: (615) 379-7767