Red Window and Little Red Window Opening in North Beach

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Red Window’s Manzana verde 50/50. Instagram photo via @redwindowsf.

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You’ll find canned low-ABV cocktails and wine through Little Red Window. Instagram photo via @redwindowsf.

A quick coming soon project for you to be aware of: taking over the former Caffe Delucchi in North Beach is well-known bartender and consultant Elmer Mejicanos (Tony’s, Capo’s) and chef Adam Rosenblum (Causwells), who are opening a dual project together: ~RED WINDOW~, and ~LITTLE RED WINDOW~ (on the Stockton Street side). They took over the location in February, with the hopes of opening in May, but the pandemic obviously had a different plan.

The concept is all about modern, Spanish-influenced aperitivo cocktails and tapas/bites, highlighting NorCal ingredients. When they’re able to officially open, there will be 80-plus seats including their alfresco patio, but they’re going to launch through the to-go window to start—the Little Red Window will eventually be focused on empanadas (offering Spanish, Argentine, and Mexican empanadas) and drinks to go.

Once they make it through their next inspection, hopefully in a couple weeks, they will be offering a variety of to-go options from Red Window (small bites like patatas bravas, a chopped salad, and olives, all easy to take to the park or home) through the Little Red Window—they want to extend neighborhood-friendly pricing, while offering support to their restaurant industry colleagues with their side hustles, so expect to find some items like a Basque cheesecake and a special salsa to go with the Mexican empanada.

A fun component will be the canned low-ABV cocktails they’re making to go, and they’re also going to be canning wines from their tap selections. You can actually pick up some cocktails at Nana’s Pop-Up Market at Little Red Window on Sundays, featuring some of these restaurant industry colleagues and their wares, starting this Sunday December 6th, 12pm-3pm. I’ll follow up with more details about the main opening soon, but here’s your aperitivo teaser for now! 500 Columbus Ave. at Stockton.