If food truck-inspired culinary fusion gets you salivating, Kevin Ries has a few words for you: Prime Rib Egg Rolls. Mexican Street Dogs. Sriracha Wings. Bomb Burgers (and more).
Ries, a longtime Almonte resident who grew up in West Marin, opens the doors today to , his new restaurant in the former space at 401 Miller Avenue. The former manager at Outback Steakhouse in Marin City had been tinkering with the idea of opening a food truck for the past year, but has instead embarked on a new venture whose mantra is fairly simple: “If it tastes good, it’s going on the menu.”
Though he ditched the food truck idea, Ries has drawn heavily from the cultural fusion of that scene, marrying Asian and Central and South American influences into something else entirely.
“You’re not going to find this kind of food at any other place in Marin County,” Ries said. “Chinese, Mexican, Greek, American – we run the gamut as far as cultural fusion goes. We shoot from the hip.
While Ries happily admits that “it’s not necessarily healthy food,” he sources local and organic ingredients when possible. He had to scale back the menu a bit in advance of Friday’s opening but expects the menu to constantly evolve.
Ries, who lured his head chef Mateo Ek from Outback, said he’s thrilled to be ready to open the doors to his 14-seat restaurant that will focus heavily on to-go orders, with an app on the way that will streamline advance orders.
The 411: Second Breakfast is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is located at 401 Miller Ave. #B. The menu is attached at right.