chef-owner tommy andrew will offer sandwiches, wings and more at nomad. photo by adam rothbarth

First Look: Nomad in Dogtown

Tamm Avenue Bar has undergone a metamorphosis. When Mac’s Local Eats left the space last year, it created new opportunities for Tamm’s vibe and cuisine. Enter chef Tommy Andrew.

Andrew (a 2015 Sauce One to Watch) has previously cooked at places like Cinder House and Randolfi’s Italian Kitchen, but now he’s pursuing a long-held dream: his own sandwich shop, Nomad, set to open later this week.

Andrew made the space inside Tamm Avenue Bar his own, retiling the floors himself, overseeing numerous painting and aesthetic renovations and building out his sandwich shop from the room that previously held Mac’s Local Buys grocery store.

Andrew will offer around seven sandwiches, including the Tommy Pastrami, the Fatty Melt and the Curry in a Hurry. A build-your-own burger option starts with a grass-fed burger and includes toppings like Civil Live brown ale caramelized onions, bacon and pimento cheese.

Sides include fries, potato salad, chips, pickled beet salad and more, while a robust list of appetizers includes onion dip, salsiccia arancini, smoked wings and pastrami poutine.

Diners can head into Tamm Avenue Bar for beverages, where they should have no problem finding the right brew from the nine taps and around 70 cans that Tamm offers. There’s also a few wines and a vast selection of spirits.

If they can’t find a spot at one of 60 seats inside, Tamm Avenue owner Bob Brazell will soon have a new 46-seat patio to accommodate diners and imbibers. Brazell aims to have it completed by St. Patrick’s Day.  

Nomad will be open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Take a first look at what’s in store at Nomad below.

Adam Rothbarth is the staff writer at Sauce Magazine.