Nathan and Bonnie Shea, who opened Urban Crust in Plano are getting ready to debut their three-story development in the Old Downtown Plano. The project combines a new Mexican concept called Urban Rio, a cantina called On the Rocks, and Nate’s Gelato Shop.
Urban Rio will feature Next-Mex cuisine, which, according to a press release, will be “elevated, chef-crafted Mexican food with Texas influence.” Expect “enchiladas, tacos and fajitas, specialty dishes like house-made empanadas, urban ceviche, and tortas served on house-made bolillo rolls.” The chef is Ryan Olmos. Coyote Café founder Mark Miller consulted on the project.
It sounds pretty groovy:
The water feature (the Rio) is visible for all to enjoy as well as the hand-made and hand-ground masa tortilla station and guacamole created in the authentic over-sized mochahette. On the Rocks Cantina incorporates original designs from the historic Plano Ice House, which originally opened in 1917. The second-floor bar is open-aired with a patio overlooking Downtown Plano where guests may enjoy “specialty” carafes served on the rocks, signature margaritas and six tequilas on tap at -5 degrees.