According to Michael Gaines, it’s been a struggle to find a location for his new restaurant, Glena’s, but happily the former Kin Khao chef and Dogpatch neighborhood resident has settled on a space in his own backyard.
The fast-casual tacos and margaritas concept will be located on the corner of Third and 20th streets. Gaines will oversee the kitchen, while his wife, Stephanie Gaines, will serve as general manager. Gaines is keeping details of the menu on the low-down for now, but says it will be about 12 to 15 items, including dessert, and he’ll try to keep prices below $20. The beverage menu will feature about 4 different mixed drinks, as well as beer and wine. In addition to dine-in guests, Gaines also hopes to do a lot of to-go business.
The 500-square-foot dining room and bar, which will seat about 30 people, will be designed by architect Wiley Price (State Bird Provisions, The Progress, Trick Dog, Ramen Shop).
Gaines is aiming for a January 2017 opening. Hours will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.