Something old, something new: Recently closed NoLibs resto Azure will be reopening as a brand-spankin’new Mexican restaurant called Cantina Dos Segundos in July. The team behind the restaurant, Dave Frank and Stephen Simons, are also the owners of the Royal Tavern and Cantina Los Caballitos in South Philly. Sweet!
Frank and Simons are promising that they will offer Philadelphia’s largest selection of premium and super-premium tequilas. But what about the food, you may ask? Mark McKinney (formerly of Pasion) is serving as chef:
“Cantina Dos Segundos’ opening menu includes Robalo a la Plancha - grilled bass fillet with Seville orange juice-serrano chile salsa, amaranth grains salad, and wild Mexican greens (quelite, huauzontle, amaranth) and Mole Amarillo con Pavo y Verduras - Oaxacan yellow mole with Eberly organic free range turkey, green beans, chayote, green and yellow squash, white rice and grilled jalapenos.”
In other words, this stuff is genius.
Cantina Dos Segundos [Official Site]