Redheaded Stranger, a Tex-Mex restaurant from chef Bryan Lee Weaver and restaurateur Michael Shemtov of Butcher & Bee, opened in East Nashville’s McFerrin Park on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The name, Redheaded Stranger, is inspired by Weaver’s favorite Willie Nelson album and has been accepted by the Nelson family. The menu focuses on classic Southwestern cuisine and ingredients. Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside.
Redheaded Stranger was designed by Nashville-based Powell Architecture + Building Studio. The space incorporates works from local creatives and artisans, including custom-tile tabletops and a one-of-a-kind sound system. The bright and colorful interior includes table and booth seating for 40 guests and a full-service bar area that can seat up to 15.
Fortify Manufacturing created the exterior signage. An outdoor patio is in the works, which will accommodate approximately 40 people. Nearby parking is free, including a small lot in front of the restaurant as well as street parking.
Redheaded Stranger offers breakfast and lunch for dine-in or to-go. The menu offers an array of tacos, including a whipped feta taco, a chopped brisket taco with eggs, and a tater tot taco, all served on house-made flour tortillas. In addition to tacos, Redheaded Stranger also has options like a hatch green chile burger, classic breakfast burritos, signature cocktails, and more. See the menu.
Whether you’re in the mood for tacos, brisket, or other Southwestern cuisine, try this fresh spot on the east side.