Sneak peek: Superica in Chastain Park

The Parilla Mixta Fajita at Superica includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, guacamole, smoked onion salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortilllas. Photo: Ligaya Figueras

The Parilla Mixta Fajita at Superica includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, guacamole, smoked onion salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortilllas.

Diners who enjoy Atlanta restaurateur Ford Fry’s style of Tex-Mex can soon get double the pleasure when the second location of Fry’s Superica opens at 3850 Roswell Road in Chastain Park. On Monday, July 11, doors will open at the newest Superica, which makes its home in the space formerly occupied by an Outback Steakhouse.

The newest Superica is located at 3850 Roswell Road in Chastain Park. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

The newest Superica is located at 3850 Roswell Road in Chastain Park. 

The menu at this Superica location will be similar to that at the Superica in Krog Street Market. There are plenty of standard Tex-Mex appetizers, from chicken fajita nachos to flautas to queso fundido. Entrees, whether fajitas, enchiladas or other house specialties, come with a side of rice and frijoles. The health-minded can look for a few offerings unique to this location, including a vegetable mixta fajita that features cauliflower, purple cabbage, sweet potatoes, poblano peppers, carrots and corn along with guacamole, smoked onions, salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortillas.  A breakfast/brunch menu, slated to launch in August, will include the likes of chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and hot cakes.

Chicken fajita nachos from Superica. Photo by Ligaya Figueras.

Chicken fajita nachos from Superica. 

While the menu was created by Fry along with vice president of operations Kevin Maxey, Tina Aleandri will be tasked with day-to-day execution as kitchen manager. Aleandri most recently worked at the Superica at Krog Street. Prior to that, she helped open sister restaurant St. Cecilia.

The beverage menu will also be similar in format to the other Superica, but with minor change-ups. Look for four beers on draft and 14 in bottles, with local breweries Three Taverns, Wild Heaven and Eventide in the mix. There are also 14 by the glass wine options. The cocktail menu, developed by beverage director Lara Creasy, includes numerous tequila- and mezcal-based drinks. Highlights include the Little Havana, a frozen strawberry daiquiri dispensed from one of two frozen drink machines (the other will hold a frozen margarita), a mezcal mule garnished with a couple shakes of Mexican Tajin seasoning and cucumber, and a mezcal variation of an Old-Fashioned called the Highwayman.

Two frozen drink machines will dispense drinks that include a classic frozen margarita (foreground) and a frozen strawberry daiquiri called Little Havana (background). Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Two frozen drink machines will dispense drinks that include a classic frozen margarita (foreground) and a frozen strawberry daiquiri called Little Havana (background). 

As with other Fry restaurants, attention was given to the design of the massive, high-ceilinged space. For this location, Fry and designer Elizabeth Ingram worked to create the feel of a West Texas dude ranch. Wood paneling abounds, while trophy deer heads mounted on a wall, a light fixture from a 1950s Arizona motel and a 400-bulb light fixture above the bar are among the many focal points in the 200-seat interior.

The bar at the new Superica in Chastain Park. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

A 400-bulb light fixture above the bar is a focal point at the new Superica in Chastain Park .

Outside, a covered patio offers seating for 50, with numerous two-top tables and a couple community tables. Board games will be available for al fresco eaters, while diners inside can enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Here are a few more looks at what Fry and company have in store at the new Superica:

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A covered patio will offer seating for 50 diners. 

A section of the dining area will be turned into a stage for live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. A retractable projector screen over a window will show movie reels, similar to Fry’s Beetlecat restaurant in Inman Park. Photo by Ligaya Figueras.

A section of the dining area will be turned into a stage for live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Similar to Fry’s Inman Park restaurant Beetlecat, a retractable projector screen that doubles as a a windowshade will show vintage movies.

Superica, 3850 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 678-705-1235, Superica.com

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