In just over 30 days, chef/owner Ross Webb transformed the former Mia Pomodori space into R. Kitchen. It is tiny. There is seating for 15 inside and an additional 15 to be placed on the back patio, once construction finishes.
Guests will share in all the action coming from the kitchen as they are practically on the floor with the chefs. Webb predicted he will have two cooks on the line.
The menu is surprisingly large for a place with such a small galley. Webb said he thought of ways to make the ingredients work for several plates. The chef shared a working menu with Eater, so readers can have a sample of what to expect. The lunch menu ranges from light options like a strawberry and feta salad to heartier fare such as a red bean and pork belly fried rice bowl. The dinner menu is full of classic entrées like paella, steak and potatoes, and mussels. Webb reminded us that it is still a work in progress.
Expect the restaurant to open in the next two weeks.