Hawk has soldiered on relatively unchanged as a casual and satisfying choice for food and drink.
"We like to think we're timeless," co-owner and frequent floor-pacer Roger Hewitt reflected on a recent visit. Service is generally friendly and efficient. Well-executed menu items span the globe: fish tacos, salmon teriyaki pita, pesto pasta, steak fajita salad. A choice of three toppings on lamb, turkey, black bean, shrimp, or beef make burgers stand out as an under-ten-dollar option (dropping to under six bucks for the twentieth anniversary celebration in the third week of September). Hewitt said Red Hawk has far exceeded any expectations he had. He partly attributes the success to being "comfortable and consistent"--a classic formula for a classic place.
[Originally published in September, 2012.]