In: Eating25 Apr 2011
(map) Wood-grilled mahi-mahi? That’s something you don’t see everyday at a fast-food joint. But Red’s is no ordinary joint. Opened just last week by a local couple (her nickname is Red), whose motto is “Fresh food fast.” The owners’ goal is to prepare everything themselves using as many fresh ingredients as possible. The menu offers a lot of variety, like this grilled mahi-mahi, above. Served on a ciabatta roll with tomatoes and lots of creamy, ripe avocado, the meaty fish had a delicious smoky flavor from the grill.
Red’s also grills hand-made burgers and hot dogs, as well as Mediterranean specialties, like this Souvlaki Pita. Made with tender, juicy pork tenderloin, served on a soft pita with tangy dill-and-cucumber tzatziki sauce they make themselves. There’s also a chicken souvlaki and a variety of salads, desserts and hand-scooped ice cream. And most important, beer and wine!
Order at the counter and they’ll give you a number to pick up your food. The kid-friendly dining room is clean and contemporary, with wooden tables and booths lining the wall.
Another specialty sandwich, Red’s Schnitzel, features a tender pork cutlet hand-breaded with crunchy panko bread crumbs. Served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Red’s “special sauce.”
Don’t want to get out of your car? There’s a drive-thru on the side. This may become your new favorite fast-food joint!
Red’s Fresh Food website (may not be live yet)