No Penalty

No Penalty

Editors’ Note: This location has been closed

Posted on Nov. 18, 2016

As the eatery’s name indicates, everything at the Red Card Café comes back to soccer. It was born of necessity for a French-born, soccer-loving couple that calls the Bay Ho neighborhood home. After being unable to find a nice place to view matches, Proprietor Caroline Sternberg found a perfect spot and snatched it up. She installed flat-screens in the dining room and even converted a back room to a lounge with cushy chairs and a communal table with views of the current big game projected on the wall. Red Card Café is taking global street-food classics to the next level, procuring high-quality ingredients from premium purveyors. Shareable offerings include char siu pork-stuffed bao buns, braised beef empanadas, potato pierogies, fried mozzarella-stuffed risotto balls, and poutine topped with caramelized onions and a variety succulent duck parts. The owner’s French background dots the menu in the form of a classic Lyonnaise salad, merguez lamb sausage, and steak frites. A refreshing lemongrass-infused crème brûlée and chocolate mousse with a kiss of espresso to add a hint of bitter are samples of their sweet treats. Game on! 858.291.8030    Brandon Hernández