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Adam and I celebrated our three year anniversary yesterday! We’re so thankful for all the love from you guys yesterday. It has been a wonderful three years -hard to believe how fast it has flown by!- and we pray there are many more ahead of us! We have a few staple restaurants where we go for special occasions, but this year we wanted to try something new. Two Ten Jack is on Eastland in East Nashville, cozied up in a new corner of the development there. It’s modeled after a Japanese neighborhood pub, so it is small and cozy, with everything centered around the bar and community tables. Very vibey and cool for a winter anniversary date!


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While waiting for our table, we sat at the bar which was cranking out craft cocktails that look like works of art. We ordered a small plate (shishito peppers, roasted with figs, peanuts in a honey-soy sauce) and a cocktail. Adam had the Akuma Made Me Do It, which was a beautiful twist on the classic Old Fashioned. I had the Love Oolong Time (such fun names!) which was an oolong tea infused gin cocktail, sweet and simple.

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The menu at Two Ten Jack leads you to order a few very small plates to start then one filling-but-not-giant bowl of ramen to finish. We loved the set up since we were able to try several different things in perfect portion sizes (and prices!) We kept a menu at our table and ended up ordering throughout the meal. The small plates and sushi are delivered within a few minutes of ordering, so this system worked well for us. We ordered the Lucky Belly Roll with puffed tofu, avocado, and a tangy smoked shiitake mushroom- heavenly. We also tried the Crispy Brussel Sprouts in a buttery miso pepper sauce, and the Cherry Tomato and Shiitake Mushroom Skewers. Each small dish had crazy good flavor- they definitely excel at creating perfect flavors and textures in each bite.


For our main course, we both enjoyed the Yasai Shoyu, the vegetable ramen bowl with charred corn, kale, carrots, burnt garlic oil and a dark smoky broth that rivals any dark roux gumbo in richness. Such a great and memorable meal. If you can’t tell, we are definitely Two Ten Jack fans. If you live in Nashville and haven’t yet tried it, put it on your list!



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