Category Archives: San Francisco

Saturday night @ Nopa

We went to the Nopa restaurant for the first time yesterday. And it was amazing. The place is decorated simply and tastefully, with a casual bar area slightly separate from the dining area. There’s a big communal table for socially-inclined … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve @ Local Mission Eatery

New Year’s Eve was good and tasty! We started modestly at home with a Mourvedre from La Clarine Farm. We let the wine breathe for a bit, and then we were able to taste the spicy ripe grapes from the … Continue reading

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A stop @ Parea Wine Bar

Tonight we stopped @ Parea Wine Bar, on our way back from a spoken word event on Valencia St. The place was simple, modest and quite what we were looking for. We very much liked the ambiance. Much better than … Continue reading

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Spending money @ BarBambino

Yesterday night was at BarBambino, another restaurant which participated in the natural wine week. Located on the 16th, near Mission St., this place was modern, Italian, clean and classy, in a neighborhood which does not afford that same description. Bonus: it … Continue reading

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Feeling Classy @ RN74

Tonight was a bit expensive. Wine tastings were about twice as expensive as what we are used to in San Francisco. Very decent wine menu, although not that many choices from California. France was king. Details at RN74 are important. … Continue reading

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Take II @ Arlequin

We went back to Arlequin last Friday. The objective was to interview Ian, the wine buyer of the place. We’re quite satisfied with the result and we will craft a little capsule about Ian’s artsy approach to his trade. As … Continue reading

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Feeling at Home @ the Local Mission Eatery

Another splendid evening, at the Local Mission Eatery. This venue is charming, modest, and food is exceptional. If this was home, we’d be in heaven.     Marc Olivier, Muscadet, Loire, 2009 (white) fresh, a tad of lemon, acid, very … Continue reading

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