High school friends fulfill restaurant dream
Everyone wants to make their mark in this world.
For two graduates of the Katy Independent School District that means opening a restaurant offering Southern dishes made with ingredients that are fresh from local sources.
Cane Island Bar & Grill is tentatively set to open in April in a roughly 2,000-square-foot space at the The Shops at Pine Mill Ranch on FM 1463 at Pine Mill Ranch Drive in Katy.
It is the brainchild of Patrick DeMarco, owner/general manager, and Eliab Olivares, kitchen manager. Patrick's dad, Bob DeMarco is owner and manager.
Patrick DeMarco, 31, a Cinco Ranch graduate, and Olivares, 28, a Katy High grad, shared musical interests after meeting through a mutual friend - DeMarco plays guitar and Olivares sings. After graduation, DeMarco attended the University of Houston and Olivares attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas.