MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
TWO is an urban interpretation of a Midwest tavern that was set up by two owners, features second-hand furnishings, and has an address whose last digit is—you guessed it—the number two. Beyond the vintage Toledo scales, find a reclaimed wood-paneled space dressed with antique meat cleavers, quaint ceiling fans and large barn doors. This is a perfect lead into the farm-to-fork cuisine being whipped up in the open kitchen (the banquette across from it affords the best view). Start with classic Southern pimento cheese served in a miniature Mason jar alongside freshly grilled bread. Elegant small plates include pan-seared and spice-dusted halibut with fava beans and oyster mushrooms. On the sweet front, homemade puppy chow is chilled, crisp and delicious.