Nashville-based Epice restaurant coming to The Hardwick, Summer 2023

The Hardwick
A rendering of The Hardwick, Epice’s future home in Birmingham. Rendering via Williams Blackstock Architects

An authentic Lebanese bistro, based in Nashville, is coming to Birmingham! Epice, a Mediterranean restaurant owned by father-son duo Maher and Andrew Fawaz, will be opening at The Hardwick in Summer 2023. Keep reading for all the (delicious) details!

The Hardwick Lands New Restaurant

Epice
Beautiful dishes like this await you at Epice. Photo via Epice on Facebook

Epice, an authentic Lebanese restaurant located in Nashville’s 12th South neighborhood, is set to open their first Alabama location—and second location overall—at The Hardwick in Birmingham. The family-owned restaurant prides itself on their modern takes of classic Lebanese dishes, incorporating spices and fresh herbs for a meal experience you won’t forget.

For example, Epice’s menu includes:

  • Lahm — aromatic lamb meat balls, tomato ragout, vermicelli rice, olives & pine nuts
  • Kafta — ground sirloin medallions, house potatoes & grilled vegetables
  • Sayadeya — aromatic grilled fish, vermicelli rice & grilled vegetables
  • Lamb Shank — slow-cooked + bone-in lamb shank, white bean cassolet & asparagus

Click here to view Epice Nashville’s full menu.

According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the owners—father-son duo Maher and Andrew Fawaz—chose Birmingham as the second location for their restaurant due to the city’s charm & the feel of Old Europe. For restauranteurs looking for that historic character, The Hardwick was an easy choice.

The Hardwick overhead view
The Hardwick by night. Rendering via Williams Blackstock Architects

Located on 1st Avenue South, The Hardwick is an adaptive mixed-use project from Bayer Properties. Once complete, the project will have transformed a simple brick building into a dynamic space to live & work. The ground level of The Hardwick will be dominated by retail & restaurants—including Epice. Once complete, Epice will occupy a front-facing corner of The Hardwick & plans to hire between 20 to 30 employees.

Excited to try a new restaurant in Birmingham? Tag us @bhamnow with your thoughts on Epice!

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Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer with Bham Now | Originally from Tennessee, Nathan moved to The Magic City after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College. Nathan is passionate about recognizing Birmingham's history and is thrilled to learn more about the big things planned for The Magic City's future.

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