Kettner Exchange’s companion doughnut shop, Devil’s Dozen, is going beyond sweet treats and bringing another lunch option to Little Italy. Opened in 2015 by SDCM Restaurant Group (The Grass Skirt, Firehouse), the eatery has its own prized rooftop patio, where executive chef Brian Redizikowski has been hosting pop-ups featuring his signature bao buns.
With its new extended hours, Devil’s Dozen will now be offering lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fast-casual menu is ordered via the walk-up window, with doughnuts and coffee still available throughout the day. Redizikowski plans to change up the lunch selections weekly, but expect to see favorites from Kettner Exchange, including versions of those popular bao buns. The debut lineup includes the KEX kale salad with almonds, apple, golden raisins, parmesan, and lemon olive oil as well as chicken coconut coup with shiitake and cilantro, dirty pork belly fries with cheddar fondue and Calabrian chilies, and a variety of sandwiches including a Philly cheesesteak topped with with raclette and caramelized onion and a Sonoma lamb gyro with yogurt, tomato, cucumber, and pickled onion.