Here Comes Red Dog, the Latest from Lauren Kiino

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A rendering of Red Dog; image by Martinkovic Milford Architects.

After the opening of Fearless last month, Lauren Kiino is getting ready to open her newest project, ~RED DOG~. As reported on tablehopper last year, Red Dog is a casual place to stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, with food inspired by the rustic fare from places ranging from California to France to Italy to Britain. On the dinner menu, there are hearty entrées like a chicken-fried pork chop with sweet and sour cabbage, cherries, and mustard gravy, or a house-ground burger. Vegetarians will also spot some good choices, like the Massa brown rice and vegetable bowl.

As for the lunch menu, there’s a wide selection of sandwiches, including a Italian tuna melt with burrata, and a warm egg salad. There are a couple of lunch special combos, too, with salad or soup or half sandwiches, all served with a cookie. At both lunch and dinner, there’s a selection of bar snacks, including their fabulous Scotch egg, plus trout pâté on toast and local oysters. The snacks also make an appearance on the weekend brunch menu, along with an olive oil-fried egg sandwich and griddled French toast with fromage blanc and apricot-raspberry compote.

There’s a full bar, too, though beverage lists aren’t available at the moment. Right now, Kiino hopes to be open for lunch and dinner on Friday May 23rd, with brunch on Saturday and Sunday May 24th-25th, starting at 10am. They will also be open on Memorial Day. Call before coming over because these things can all change in a split second. The hours are still being worked out, but look for the addition of weekday breakfast in the next few weeks. They’re still working on getting all the furniture in place, and we’ll have an update for you next week with photos. 303 2nd St. at Harrison, 415-692-0211.