My hobbies include eating and thinking about the next time I will eat.
I am assuredly not qualified as a food critic but possibly as a “foodie”. I like to have lunch with friends where the food is good. There’s a new place in town (happily, there are a lot of great new places in town to try) and the Redwood Rotisserie & Grill is one of them.
“It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what life is all about… enjoying things.”
Located on the corner of Kietzke and Plumb, where Carrows used to be, it opened in May after a yearlong transformation of the building by owners Steve Williams and Fernando Leal. They had a vision of a warm, timbered, atmosphere and brought that vision to life. The rafters were raised, the ceiling was sand-blasted and original redwood was discovered under three layers of paint. The extensive renovation also includes redwood accents (some of the trim also was original) and a back bar whose rock facing rises to a ceiling that's more than 20 feet at its highest point.
The new look is somewhat suggestive of an inviting ski lodge, complete with that kind of ambiance which is embodied by the friendly staff. It already has a faithful following and each of my several visits there have been worth another trip. It could probably be categorized as a sports bar because of the two enormous television screens on the brick wall but I was too busy studying the menu and observing the other patrons (and what they were ordering) to pay any attention. Manager George Heinemann described the cuisine intent as a modern twist on traditional favorites, taking comfort food to a new level.