The QUICK FIXX (1511 South St., 267-273-1066), which opened the first week of January, serves made-to-order “chef-inspired cuisine at takeout pricing,” as proudly stated on the restaurant’s website. The concept is the brainchild of Matt Levinson, who cut his teeth in hospitality management at A.C.’s Borgata. The eatery offers neighborhood delivery and take-out, but can also seat as many as 16 diners. The attractive interior brick décor and chalkboard menu hanging behind the counter wouldn't be out of place at a restaurant in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District.
I was intrigued by the Smoky Roman (pasta with cream sauce, smoked bacon, lemon zest and cheese) ($11), but was plenty pleased with the Build-Your-Own gluten-free penne dish ($7), cooked perfectly - not al dente, not mushy. (Gluten-free ravioli also is available.) The pasta was dressed with a tangy tomato gravy (one of many safe sauces) and grilled chicken ($3 extra).
Levinson, who has designs on other locations, is in the process of updating The QUICK FIXX’s printed menus to note every item that’s gluten free. The kitchen, with Charles Reinhardt at the helm, takes precautions in preparing the gluten-free orders separately to avoid cross-contamination.