Bar Crudo Chef to Open Seaside Metal in Guerneville

Bar Crudo's stellar seafood chowder.
Bar Crudo's stellar seafood chowder. Photo: bittermelon/Flickr

Bar Crudo chef-partner Mike Selvera has a new project in the works up in Guerneville, on the Russian River, called Seaside Metal (16222 Main Street, Guerneville). The menu will be focused on oysters, a raw bar, and fish stews, and we learn the news via a tiny item in the November issue of Food & Wine, as part of a piece on “America’s Best Little Food Towns” — which also gives a generous shout-out to Crista Luedtke’s Boon Eat + Drink and Big Bottom Market. Selvera opened the raw-bar-focused Bar Crudo with his twin brother Tim on Bush Street (now Bouche) back in 2005 and expanded to a second space on Divisadero in 2007, only to close the tiny original space as the economy tanked. The restaurant has thrived in the last five years of Divisadero’s gentrification, and thus the expansion makes sense. Look for Seaside Metal — named for the rusting boats over at the nearby coast — to feature Russian River wines and local craft beers, and for it to open “in the next few months.” [Food & Wine]