Red Light, Little River

Cute little neighborhood eats spot tucked in the side of a waterfront hotel, whose chef recently got a James Beard nom.

We've been here for drinks a few times, but not for dinner (damn the taco shop) and stopped in for lunch.

What we had:

I had the Fontina & applewood smoked bacon grilled cheese sandwich with lentils--the sandwich, though a touch greasy, was cheesy goodness all around. The bread was kickass, and the delicate little lightly orangey, thymed lentils with small bits of at least 2 types of non-offensive onion made me a bit jealous, I must admit.

My DH had a deeply beefy burger with "special onions" and aged cheddar with house potatoes. Totally yum and the side tomato was actually grown under the sun, so i was all kinds of happy to unburden him of it.


Cute & cozy inside with a nice waterfront deck in the back.


Not bad.

Overall impressions:

The food was pretty good. Since we've only eaten here for lunch, I'm holding out on a full rating until we come for dinner.

On a side note, the bartender here is an artist. I can't stand the taste of alcohol, and she has managed each time we've gone to concoct me a drink that has not only been not offensive, but has been strong and tasty. She made us an Absinthe & grapefruit concotion that rocked, and the last time our drinks had cucumber and some green tea liquer that was pretty tasty. And she has great taste in music.


A tentative 3.5 out of 5 salamanders

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