Tony Halligan, a restaurant veteran and former president of the Stoney River Legendary Steaks chain, confirmed that he is part of the team that is bringing Taqueria del Sol to Nashville. He said it will open on 12th Avenue sometime in 2013.
Taqueria del Sol is a fast-casual chain out of Atlanta that specializes in what it calls " 'from scratch' Southern, Mexican and Southwestern dishes." It's currently in four states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
The chain's website touts numerous kudos: In 2007, Bon Appétit picked Taqueria del Sol as a “Top American Restaurant” and Garden & Gun named the turnip greens one of the “100 Southern Foods You Absolutely Must Try Before You Die.”
Bites will share more details as they become available. (Watermark management did not immediately return requests for comment.)
As you may remember, Fish & Co. originally opened in the Adelicia condo tower, replacing Miro District, which Brown's company, Hospitality Development Group, launched and closed there.
Fish & Co. moved to 2317 12th Ave. S. last year, replacing barbecue joint Blind Pig No. 55, another erstwhile restaurant from Hospitality Development Group.
Longtime Nashvillians will remember the previous restaurant on the site, Mirror, which was one of the pioneers of the 12South neighborhood's renaissance.