Urban Cookhouse Encourages Diners to 'Buy Local, Eat Urban'

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 26, 2016
References: urbancookhouse & nashvillescene
Urban Cookhouse is a new fast-casual restaurant in Nashville that's setting itself apart from many other established Midtown eateries. While comfort food items like burgers and chicken wings are typically staples of Southern cuisine, Urban Cookhouse is proving that it can function successfully without offering these items on the menu.

What Urban Cookhouse does serve includes a range of locally and regionally sourced ingredients that are prepared freshly in-house. All meats, vegetables and sauces are prepared on-site on two kamado grills, which are used in place of fryers and microwaves.

The eatery devotes a section of its retail space to selling food products from local brands like Nola and Two Roast. To expand upon its community-boosting efforts in the future, there may even be plans for the Urban Cookhouse to host a summer farmer's market when a large selection of seasonal ingredients are available.