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Two Hands, a Community-Focused Restaurant, is Opening in the Gulch

Nashville Lifestyles
October 7, 2022
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Set to open in early November, Two Hands, a New York City-based restaurant, will welcome guests to its first Nashville location in the Gulch.

The seventy seat restaurant will embrace a community-focused environment and will serve breakfast through dinner with a conscious approach to health and lifestyle. From coffee 'til cocktails, Two Hands will present a menu of well-traveled classics and fusion share plates. Taking a prime spot at the newly constructed Paseo South Gulch, the 3,000-square-foot restaurant will boast a vibrant and elevated classic earthy aesthetic. Designed by award-winning designer Sarah Carpenter, the spacious dining room is anchored by a sixteen seat bar and large windows.

“We opened our first Two Hands in 2014 in New York City as a community-focused restaurant where guests could celebrate monumental occasions, hold meetings, or enjoy a casual healthy meal with their friends,” says Henry Roberts, founder and CEO of Two Hands. "Our expansion into Nashville was a no-brainer for us. While I am originally from Sydney, Australia, my wife Tara grew up here. We got married in Nashville and now call this home with our two children. Nashville and this city have created so many core memories for us as a family, and now we’re excited to do the same for locals and visitors.”

Roberts and his wife also own and operate a farm in New York’s Hudson Valley, where they raise grass-fed beef and lamb, plus organic heritage pork, which is highlighted at the restaurants when available.

Two Hands' culinary director, Chef Barney Hannagan, conceptualized Two Hands’ menu to feature bright, flavorful dishes infused with bold flavors and local ingredients. Standout menu items include the Salmon Quinoa Bowl a combination of grilled salmon, soft egg, turmeric quinoa, hummus, crunchy shaved veggies, avocado, cucumber, seeds, and puffed rice, plus Lamb Barbacoa, a slow-cooked lamb finished carnitas-style, with white hominy puree, radish sprouts, epatozte, and chive oil.

In addition to the day-to-night menu, guests can enjoy crafted cocktails thoughtfully created to accompany Two Hands’ classic cocktail list, including the Naked But Not Quite Famous and a menu of natural wines and local beers.