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Chef Ford Fry Is Now Opening Two Restaurants Under One Roof In The Heights

Superica and La Lucha will open this spring

Superica in Atlanta
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Chef Ford Fry has announced that he will open a brand new neighborhood bar called La Lucha in the same space that will soon house Superica.

Tex-Mex eatery Superica isn’t set to arrive in the Heights until later this year, but when it does open, La Lucha will bring a “Gulf-centric” menu to the space that will be entirely separate, yet equally Texas inspired. Fry will take inspiration from his childhood dinners at the San Jacinto Inn in LaPorte, according to a press release, and plans to pay special attention to oysters. La Lucha will be home to its very own oyster shucking room, along with a wood-burning hearth on which the bivalves from the Gulf will be roasted. An equal emphasis will be placed on fried chicken.

Last year, Fry announced that he would bring his successful Tex-Mex concept to Houston, which currently operates two locations in the Atlanta area. He’s already made a major mark on Houston’s dining scene with State of Grace, the chic River Oaks eatery that’s known for its excellent oyster bar and brunch offerings.

Both La Lucha and Superica are expected to open in Spring 2018, taking over the spaces formerly occupied by Bernadine’s and Hunky Dory. Stay tuned for more details on both new eateries.