- $20 Worth of Food and Drink for Two People
The Red Cedar Grille
As a third-generation chef, it's safe to say that Theo Charitos knows what he's doing. He began cooking in his father's restaurant at the age of 13, and several years later won a cooking competition that landed him a full scholarship to Johnson & Wales University and an apprentice at the Four Seasons in Philadelphia. He then studied food in the Netherlands, became the chef at award-winning CAV in Providence, Rhode Island, and moved back to Philadelphia to open Davio's (at the age of 21) before settling at The Drafting Room. Only 12 years later, he made a complete circle and went back to cooking with his dad at their new restaurant together: The Red Cedar Grille. And as executive chef, Theo's experience is evident in every dish. Read on to learn about some signature items:
- Fiery blackened pig burger: A blackened beef patty is topped with suckling pig, caramelized onions, cheddar and colby cheese. pickled jalapeños, and barbecue lava sauce.
- Asparagus crab pizza: This artisan pie is topped with lump crab, asparagus, brie, roasted peppers, chopped bacon, and garlic oil.
- Sweet wood chicken penne: Penne pasta is mixed with smoked chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, candied walnut cream, and shaved asiago.