Resy Presents

Pure Fire

The Story of Red’s House, One of San Francisco's Last Black-Owned Restaurants.
A Journey Told Over Four Chapters.

By Christopher Russell, Chef-Owner of Red's House.

Part One: The Three Percent

This is Part One of “Pure Fire,” a four-part series by Christopher Russell, the chef-owner of Red’s House, a Caribbean…


Part Two: A Return to Authenticity

As my flight rocketed into the sky and I dug my fingernails into the armrests, I felt a shift as…


Part Three: The Moon & Stars

I maxed out my credit cards and ate through my savings on hotels, sublets, and Airbnbs, as I wondered if…


Part Four: No Happy Ending

It’s 1:13 a.m., and there is a half-empty glass of a Duckhorn Three Palms 2017 Merlot to my left. This…