Back in February, when I first spoke to Chad Campbell and Brian Folino about their new coffee-shop-and-wine-bar-all-in-one project, they hoped to open in March.
As it turns out, Campbell told me today, In the Red didn’t even get its permits until the beginning of March. Then other stuff happened. Now, however, they are for realz opening. They’ll be serving up espresso starting Monday, June 28 at 6:30am.
But on Saturday, June 26, the coffeeshop/cafe will be hosting a soft opening for neighborhood folks. You too are invited. Go by ’round 6pm and you can sample the $5 wines from the menu for the one-day-only price of $3 (draught beers will also be $3). Appetizers, meanwhile—bruschetta, cheese with dried fruit, other things—are free.
Yashar Shayan, sommelier and Seattle social-media butterfly, created the list of wines by the glass, all $5 or $8. There are three sparklers: a cava, a French rose, and Lamarca prosecco. Two Calis and three Northwesterners make up the whites; the nine reds include two Euros and an Aussie, some more Calis, a few Washingtons, and, for good measure, a pinot noir from Oregon (Montinore).
The snacks you’ll taste are the creations of consulting chef Brian Wren.
The slideshow features apps served at In the Red’s first preview last night.