dos Urban Cantina, as a pre-theater dinner stop. Opened by a couple of Topolobampo alum, the menu features a good selection of craft beers, cocktails, and wine, with a modern Mexican menu based on regional cuisine and local ingredients. It is located in the former Katakana and Koko Sushi restaurant and like that restaurant, the outer walls were uncovered brick and the ceiling is unfinished. The restaurant is divided into two rooms, the lounge, where the entrance is and the dining room. The kitchen occupies a space behind the bar between the two rooms. The lights are a variety of hanging lights with some additional track lighting and unlike many restaurants, there is enough light so that you can actually read the menu. When I was looking at the menu, I was going to start with a beer, but I was told that their Aviation cocktail (Gin, Creme de Violette, Lemon Juice, and a Maraschino Cherry) was especially good. As the Aviation is one of my favorite cocktails, I decided to go that way. When it arrived, I was surprised at how violet it actually was. Part of it may have been the light, but I seem to remember others being lighter colored and on the rocks. This is not to say that I disliked what I received, in fact, I thought it was very good. With an herbal flavor and a sweet and slightly floral finish.
one sixtyblue, Hilary Blanchard-Rikower, regularly wowed me. The dessert here was to that standard/ What did I order? I had a Piloncillo Sugar Pie (raw cane sugar) with Malted Whipped Cream and Pecan Toffee. It was an amazing dish with a flaky crust and sweet and salty flavors with a little bitter thrown in. I wish though, that I had taken a better picture because it was almost as pretty as it was good tasting. My waitress told me that there were a few other desserts that were at least as good as the sugar pie, I will definitely be back if only for the desserts, but more probably for another very good dinner.