Tres Amigos Café y Cantina is ready to crank up the queso.
Sound check. With the stage all set, Tres Amigos Café y Cantina is ready to rock. On April 22, the Tex-Mex restaurant and ZZ-top shrine is set to open in the Shepherd Park Draught House space at 3403 N. Shepherd.
The restaurant is a project from Delicious Concepts CEO, Ken Bridge. The idea for the cantina came when Bridge, ZZ Top mega-fan, approached friend and band frontman, Billy Gibbons, on how to house Bridge’s extensive collection of ZZ Top memorabilia. After riffing on some ideas with Pura Vida Tequila founder, Stewart Skloss, they produced the idea for the restaurant.
“The three of us have tinkered with the idea of doing a ‘hole in the wall’ Tex-Mex cantina that could house some of my and Billy’s favorite pieces,” said Bridge.
Tres Amigos Café y Cantina is an ode to the Houston band’s breakthrough record, Tres Hombres. The menu is set to feature Pura Vida-based margaritas, in addition to other Tex Mex classics such as tacos, enchiladas, and oodles of queso.
But the cantina is more than just a restaurant, or homage to the Texas rockers; Tres Amigos Café plans to donate 75 percent of proceeds to the St. Jude Foundation.
“Christina and I are absolutely thrilled to be supporting such an amazing organization and to continue to give back to those in our company who have contributed so much to our success over the years,” said Bridge.
In the near future, the cantina also plans to add live music to the scene. One surmises that the music will be a blend of blues, southern, and classic rock. The cantina will host a soft opening this Thursday, April 22.