According to the Desert Sun, mydesert.com , Jan. 8, 2009, the owner, Josh Devane is not new to the restaurant business. Mr. Devane, who is the son of the actor William Devane, has been in the restaurant business for 20 years and currently also owns the successful Devane’s Italian Restaurant in Rancho Mirage. The La Quinta Restaurant is going to be a bit different than the one in Rancho Mirage, in that the Italian cuisine is going to be expanded to include Western American food. A few of the menu choices will be items such as filet mignon quesadilla, wedge salad, oysters on the half shell and New York strip steak. The interior of Devane’s in La Quinta has been renovated to give a lush, comfortable and inviting feeling, and it will feature a full bar, extended bar menu and happy hour. I can’t wait to try it! It sounds perfect for La Quinta!
In addition to Devane’s, Josh Devane is also planning on opening another restaurant in Old Town. VIVA! Cantina & Grill is scheduled to open in March 2009. VIVA! will feature contemporary Mexican cuisine, and Mr. Devane is just as confident about this restaurant being a total success as he is about Devane’s.
This is all very exciting news for La Quinta, and definitely issues the statement that regardless of the slow economy, La Quinta is a happening spot where people want to be to enjoy life! The growth doesn’t seem to be slowing!