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Shaved Ice and Dumpling Destination From Acclaimed Chef Headed for 12South

The unnamed project from acclaimed chef Trevor Moran and Strategic Hospitality is set to open in early summer

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A few new details have filled in about the new 12 South partnership between Strategic Hospitality and former Catbird Seat chef Trevor Moran — the currently unnamed eatery is going to be a casual restaurant centered on Japanese-style shaved ice (kakigōri), dumplings, and beer.

The restaurant, slated to open in early summer, will occupy the former Art & Soul building at 2305 12th Avenue South, which Strategic Hospitality purchased last summer. The company’s offices are also in the building.

Trevor’s new spot will have about 40 seats, and while full details are sparse — diners can look forward to something unique for Nashville with the offering of kakigōri and dumplings.

Kakigōri is an icy Japanese dessert flavored with syrup and a sweetener (often condensed milk) shaved ice that the former Catbird Seat chef has been cranking (alongside excellent steamed paper-thin gyoza and rayu chili oil) on sporadic weekend pop-ups at Proper Sake Co.

More details will come closer to the restaurant’s expected summer opening. In the meantime, follow along with Trevor’s Instagram for some sneak peeks into the unnamed shaved ice and dumplings restaurant, plus news of future pop-ups.