Local private chefs Myco Rosso and Linda Kendall operated their kitchen out of Earl Warren Showgrounds for many years. Having outgrown the location the pair searched for a larger kitchen and came across a space in El Mercado Plaza at 4141 State Street, the former home of Kobachi Izakaya Dining (2008-2012) and Kampai (2005 – 2008). Because the kitchen came with a dining room and lots of free parking they decided to launch a small eatery named Restaurant Open to run along side their private dining business. Open seats 15 inside and 6 outside, and features the talents of Le Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Guilherme Cruz.
In the morning Open offers breakfast sliders (egg with your choice of croissant, bagel, sausage, ham, bacon, cheese), Egg McMyco (a sandwich-size English muffin with 2 eggs, cheddar cheese and your choice of meat), egg wrap (a breakfast burrito with potato, eggs, cheese and choice of meat) and a granola parfait.
For lunch the eatery serves tri-tip sandwiches, breaded black pepper chicken tenders, grilled lemon pepper chicken tenders, mixed green salad (with choice of grilled salmon, baked salmon, grilled vegetables, grilled chicken breast, grilled steak or grilled tofu), build-your-own burger (with 5 choices of cheese) and deli sandwiches (including roast turkey, ham, roast beef, chicken salad, tuna salad). A daily sandwich special is also available. Soups are available in the winter and gazpacho is served during the summer.
Hours are Monday – Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information call 845-7329 or search for Restaurant Open on Facebook.