Q. Why two restaurants at once?
A. The whole idea behind the name [One Red Door] is we're going to get a 10-foot antique door from a shop that sells refurbished stuff from the 1800s and have it repainted in bright Corvette red. The main reason behind the "one" is that we feel we want to open a couple of restaurants and this is the first. So the next one would be "two" something, and so on.
Q. Why the switch to casual?
A. It's a whole new concept for us. I enjoy going out to concepts like that, like Bar Cento and Momocho — casual, great food that's more chef-driven and fun. I want to cook food that I want to eat.