- $39 for a gourmet dinner with reserved-wine pairings for one on January 20 ($55 value)
Guests are welcomed at 6:30 p.m., and the sit-down dinner commences at 7 p.m. sharp.
- Welcome reception: bubbles and shellfish
- Second course: chardonnay and winter greens
- Main course: cabernet and beef cheeks
- Dessert: wine and chocolates with cheese
Red Crown has turned a vintage building into a seasonal New American and barbecue spot that the Metro Times calls "a friend worth making." According to the Times, Red Crown makes guests feel “feel welcome and well taken care of — kind of like being asked over to a friend’s house for dinner.”
The relaxed vibe starts with the building, a former Standard Oil service station built in 1932. Inside, antique-style lighting softly illuminates the minimalist decor of white brick with red accents.
Executive chef Michael Keys ensures patrons here feel pleasantly full with his seasonal menus, which feature truffle fries and ginger-braised pork belly. He also plates meats smoked in the in-house apple, cherry, and mesquite smoker, including a 16-hour Carolina-style pork and chicken that the Metro Times calls "some of the best you’ll ever eat."
Red Crown complements the food with craft beer and cocktails, as well as shakes loaded with local dairy products. One features Kahlua, combining nostalgia and adulthood like a tire swing in a DMV line.