TWO. urban licks


820 Ralph McGill Blvd.,
United States,

Although unassuming from the outside, this former warehouse has a revamped interior designed with bright red chandeliers, a dramatic Todd Murphy painting, and a temperature-controlled wine tower holding 42 stainless-steel barrels of wine. Seating is available beside the glass-enclosed kitchen and 14-foot wooden rotisserie as well as outside on the back patio overlooking the downtown skyline. Created by executive chef Cameron Thompson, the menu features inventive American dishes such as salmon chips, pork shoulder with baked macaroni, and bronzed sea scallops over smoked Gouda grits. Live blues music fills the air Tuesday through Saturday nights.