Glorious Cafe Rio has finally come to Spanish Fork! I'm pretty sure The End is Near and we won't be able to enjoy it for long.
In the meantime, I foresee a drastic drop in the revenues of other restaurants in the foreseeable future.
Last Wednesday Cafe Rio finally opened its doors to an overly anxious population that had been counting down the days. They had a truck out front advertising the Countdown to Opening Day, but I really don't think it was needed.
For the last month people could be heard in excited conversation,
"Cafe Rio opens June 8th!"
"I'm going Opening Day!"
"Finally, I don't have to go to Provo to eat ever again!"
Maybe that last one was a bit of a stretch but I'm sure more than one person has made that statement.
I was excited enough that I met a friend on Opening Day. Both our husbands thought we were crazy. We really didn't care. We weren't bringing kids. We didn't care if we had to wait outside in line for an hour. We were finally getting the Famous Sacred Pork Barbacoa right here In Town!
We got lucky and only had to wait in line for 15 minutes! Talk about a Lucky Day.
That weekend as I talked to several others we all mentioned how Cafe Rio was finally open. And I even mentioned that against my Usual Crowd-Avoiding Tendencies I had even eaten there on Opening Day. And every single time I was met with the same statement.
"I've already eaten there twice!"