Atlanta-based chef and restaurateur Ford Fry finally has a debut date for his first Nashville restaurant: his Tex-Mex spot Superica is set to open Monday, August 5.
Occupying the other side of the Patagonia building at 605 Overton Street in the Gulch, Fry and fellow native Texan chef Kevin Maxey tip their hats to dishes they grew up eating in the Lone Star State.
There’s queso, fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos loaded with meats cooked over an open-fire mix of oak and mesquite on the menu here. They all come served on fresh-made flour or corn tortillas. Beyond those basics, look for pozole, ceviche, steaks, and more on the menu. Local brews, an array of agave spirits, and many, many margaritas round out Superica’s drink list.
Design-wise, the 5800-square-foot restuarant is vibrant and clean — designed by Smith Hanes Studio. With vibes inspired by Texas dance halls and Hill Country restaurants, 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 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.
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