Chef Bryan Lee Weaver’s obsession with authentic Southwestern cuisine is obvious in the selections of inventive tacos and burritos at his small East Nashville joint, but it may be the Green Chile Cheeseburger that best shows off his love of the region. Bear Creek beef is griddled with chopped Hatch chiles and Gifford’s bacon before being wrapped in foil to allow the American cheese to messily melt over everything, including the Martin’s potato roll and your shirt sleeves.
Chef Bryan Lee Weaver garnered a vaunted reputation for his work at the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean eatery Butcher & Bee, but his true passion is good old fashioned Southwestern cuisine. Weaver still runs The Bee, but Redheaded Stranger is where he gets to play with fun dishes like inventive breakfast tacos, one of Nashville’s best burgers spiced up with Hatch green chiles, a burrito that’s as big as your head and his version of a crunchwrap that puts a certain national chain to shame. A sunny afternoon passed drinking cold beer and eating hot food on the deck at The Stranger has quickly become an East Nashville fixture.