Things are beginning to take shape at KINDRED in South Park, where owner Kory Stetina along with partners Arsalun Tafazoli (CH Projects) and Paul Basile (Basile Studio) are building out a new cocktail palace with an all-vegan menu at 1503 30th Street that should open later this summer.
Stetina just shared news that KINDRED has signed another key player, its head chef. Jeremy Scullin has traded coasts to lead the kitchen, though it won't be his first time working with a vegan menu; Scullin cooked at the Blossom flagship in New York City and went on to open Blossom on Carmine, which specialized in organic vegan small plates. He comes to San Diego from Philadelphia, where he put together plant-based fine dining dishes under James Beard-nominee Rich Landau at Vedge, which earned a spot The National Eater 38 list; Eater's Bill Addison deemed it "the best meat-free restaurant in America", serving "breathtaking food that also happens to be vegan". Scullin also sous cheffed at V Street, a vegan street food bar launched by Vedge's owners.
When the project was first announced, Stetina said he aimed for KINDRED to do vegan food that appealed to both meat-eaters and the veg-inclined; he shared that Scullin's menu, which will span dinner service and weekend brunch, will be "protein-rich, decadent and filling, approachable yet innovative, and great paired with booze, beer and wine."