An exciting dual concept will be grandly unveiled to the dining and drinking public this Monday, November 7; Good Time Poké and The Grass Skirt are the latest offerings from SDCM, the group behind Little Italy stunner Kettner Exchange and its morning companion piece, doughnut shop Devil's Dozen. The tropical-inspired combo will debut in Pacific Beach, where owners Matthew Spencer and partner Tyler Charman also operate FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge.
Good Time Poké, a grab-and-go poke shop, will front The Grass Skirt, a hidden tiki bar designed by Davis Krumins, of Davis Ink Ltd with elements ranging from firepit tables to daybed-style swings for seating. It gives Corporate Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski the chance to showcase his creative prowess with Asian cuisine and Beverage Director Steven Tuttle the opportunity to expand on his well-received tiki drinks that have become a mainstay at Kettner Exchange.
The casual, daytime-focused poke eatery will feature creative takes on traditional poke while The Grass Skirt's menu eschews the fried food from tiki bars of yore for Bigeye tuna ribbons that reference master chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's signature dish and Redzikowski's take on savory stuffed buns made with house baked dough. And Tuttle's tiki obsession is channeled into drinks ranging from a vodka-based Pina Colada named after his beloved mom to a straightforward house daiquiri based on pineapple rum.