I’d 1st discovered BrewVino just after obtaining dinner at the Spanish put future, door, Destapas. The teal entryway potential customers into a tremendous-sweet tiny wine retailer nook that instantly drew me in. Co-proprietor Teddy Osmundson eagerly leaped out to welcome us, but we’d just eaten. He and his spouse/associate, Carly, opened the section-retail/part-cafe in early 2021, following five yrs in the enterprise, and through all the uncertainty of the era. Their cred for wine appears to be to be legit. Teddy’s enthusiasm for his and Carly’s culinary endeavor was infectious, and I truly seemed forward to coming back again.
On coming into BrewVino, after earlier the funky/lovable wine store, with its racks of tremendous-exciting wines/wine accoutrements and tchotchkes and a cold scenario with all manner of craft brews, you uncover a bar and principal eating space to the appropriate. It is spare, brightly lit, kinda cafeteria-like, with fashionable décor and a kind of retro mural. It all feels a little bit mismatched, in particular with the sports activities bar tv dangling from the ceiling. But if you adhere to together the corridor by the kitchen area, quickly you’re on a cozy/relaxed patio with tables, umbrellas and warmth lamps. We parked ourselves here.
Three of us split a salad, Brussels sprouts and two pizzas. First, the sprouts.
Fried, with lemon and Manchego these had been possibly a tiny way too fried, but with a excellent lemony tartness. The Manchego was visible but not discernible, style-wise, regrettably. But no subject, we ate the whole thing.
Future came the salad.
Their salads change frequently, and this night’s arugula, strawberries, and mozzarella was a stand-out. Very contemporary, and the blend of the sweet strawberries, even so early in the time (past thirty day period), the creamy mozz, the peppery arugula, and the crunchy toasted pine nuts truly labored nicely. I’d happily order this once again, if it is in season.
Next, pizza Margherita.
and salami and pepperoncini.
These are 12 inches, with skinny crust, and the two were being genuinely good, but the salami & ‘cini was excellent: Super juicy, a minimal char on the crust. Both experienced a lightness, with the proper chew and heft you want in a pizza. They remaining me seeking extra.
Now, the wines: Quite the hit of the night! We were happy with all our picks: A chardonnay, a attractive Italian rosé, a Mendocino purple wine mix from Saracina Vineyards, and an Italian Barbera, the 2018 Scarpa Casascarpa. All really fairly priced and all with a depth of taste and shocking notes.
The wine checklist is pretty eclectic and intriguing, with bottles from all over the world. The only downside for us that night time was that we cherished a pair of them so nicely we required to invest in a bottle or two, only to be explained to they had been not in inventory, and would potentially not be coming back, as the wine assortment adjustments normally. This is a excellent and a poor factor, so consume your favorites up rapid, consider pictures, and see if you can find it in other places. Or just preserve coming back and trying new vino! There is also a comprehensive variety of canned and draft beer, and specialty sodas.
And, as I could not leave well more than enough by yourself … I ordered an al pastor pizza to consider residence to the BF:
Wow. First, adore that compostable carrying scenario that allow the pizza breathe, nevertheless stored it warm until finally I received residence. It traveled nicely. The al pastor by itself was porky and flavorful, decadent with three types of cheese, and a gentle fruity bite from the pineapple, jalapeños, and contemporary red onion slices. A different get on pizza, and it may possibly be my initially preference if another person ended up to inquire. They present gluten-free crusts on their pizzas, vegetarian and vegan possibilities, also, desserts, and a kiddie menu.
Though the patio is a fantastic refuge, in particular all through Covid-19 times (cuz it ain’t about, individuals), it could stand a little bit of spiffing up. But who cares? Photo oneself: You’re sitting down there, basking in the solar, light-weight breeze in your locks, sipping languidly on a Greek rosé, and abruptly the food items smacks you in the face with modern, fresh new combinations and farm-to-table goodness and you are all, “Where am I? Wine from Croatia? Rotating craft beer, wha?”
Services was warm and welcoming, and the Osmundsons appear to be to be hell-bent on creating this a community house, open to all, and they hire mainly locals. There is now a satisfied hour, and I hear brunch is coming again this summertime … (By the way, the patio is offered for private parties, and my pal is considering about leasing it for her wedding!) Make a beeline to BrewVino this summer months and assist our neighbors!
2706 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110