Wine Kitchen Softly Opens Tonight on Divis

Wine Kitchen

Divisadero, as you surely know, is on the rise. We first learned about Wine Kitchen (507 Divisadero) last May, and now sources tell us they're readying for a grand opening Friday, and will be softly open starting tonight. It's not just a wine bar, mind you, as the "kitchen" part of the name should suggest. Co-chef-owners Greg Faucette and Jason Limburg have, between them, worked on the line at Commonwealth, Bar Tartine, Contigo, Per Se, and Spruce, and the small-plates menu promises to be far more interesting than just cheese and charcuterie. (We're waiting to get a peek at the menu soon, but some example dishes we had earlier were fried gnocchi with short ribs and horseradish; and sardine escabeche with grilled bread, black garlic aioli, and arugula.) Stay tuned for photos, and more about the food and international wine list. [Grub Street]