Atlanta-based chef and restaurateur Ford Fry brings an outpost of his beloved Tex-Mex restaurant Superica to Nashville soon — opening in The Gulch at 601 Overton Street sometime this summer.
Alongside fellow native Texan chef Kevin Maxey, Fry pays homage to the dishes he grew up eating in Houston with the menu at Superica. The Atlanta location’s menu shows a covey of queso options — eight, to be exact. Look for fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos loaded with meats cooked over an open-fire mix of oak and mesquite. They’re all served on fresh-made flour or corn tortillas.
Local spirits, an array of agave spirits, and house-made margaritas round out Superica’s wine and cocktail list.
The 5800-square-foot space is going to be vibrant one, designed by Smith Hanes Studio. Superica Nashville will be reminiscent of Texas dance halls and Hill Country restaurants, while drawing from an eclectic, casual live music vibe (think Willie and Waylon meet Black Keys and Austin City Limits).
The large leather-strapped bar is hand-laced and topped with a bold concrete top, and features shelves made of cowboy-ready rebar and vintage wood, stocked with a large collection of America’s best tequilas. Vintage-found wood cabinets lines the walls, while guests sit in updated classic saloon armchairs made of belting leather. Hand-wrought metal garnishes the tables. Vintage artwork from friends and local artists will add more local character — including hand-forged chandeliers crafted from vintage bicycle seats.
The 1200-square-foot patio features a 60s-inspired carport roof with comfortable outdoor seating and games. Beyond the patio, guests will find avocado chairs and vintage lounge furniture alongside a stage for live music boding local artists and fan-favorite acts on weekends. There will also be a live video stream from Star Rover Sound, which opens later this year in Germantown alongside the Optimist and Le Loup.