Cinco De Mayo comes to New Jersey. JCG was charged with designing the logo, illustrative icons, menus, the restaurant, and adjacent liquor store specializing in premium Tequilas. Starting with a truckload of reclaimed doors, shutters and woods for all the millwork, then adding in glazed tiles and a varied mix of random styled seating, the team created a Tijuana living-room/ junk yard. The bar was fabricated out of specialty concrete made to look like old wood, the back bar was a mix of crates and old cabinets and the entire space was lit from the glow of custom chandeliers made from colorful hobnail jars. This was topped off with a five foot tall skull sculpture which hung over the semi-open kitchen.
River + Rail won the 2016 Award of Excellence.