What to Eat

What to Eat at Heart Wine Bar, Open Today in the Mission

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Jeff Segal’s idealistic take on an Italian osteria, Heart wine bar, opened this afternoon at 1270 Valencia. It comes complete with a professionally curated art gallery, a long list of mostly European wines, and a small-plates menu from Kitchenette. They may have a slightly too clinical logo for a wine bar — and we take issue with naming a nut mix “fibrillation” — but we’re still totally psyched to have a new oenofile destination in Mission, being the winos that we are.

Later this year, they’ll be joined in an adjacent space by Arizmendi Bakery, the worker-owned cooperative whose pizzas have commanded a voracious cult following in the East Bay for over a decade. With the combination of wine, Kitchenette bites, and pizza, this is likely to become the biggest hub of foodie activity south of 18th Street.

Below, the food menu:


- yasmin’s house fermented salt pickles $4
- savory-sweet pecans $3
- california olives $4
- fibrillation (a spicy bar mix) $4

salted and preserved meats

- organic la quercia ham, little onions $12
- fatted calf tasso ham, house pickles $8
- “chopped liver” $8
chopped beef liver in chicken liver mousse, schmaltz toasts, farm egg salsa

- all three $15

small plates

- raw scallops $8
preserved lemon, fennel oil, black pepper crackers

- field & stream
steelhead river trout & cured eggs, avocado, blood organges, radishes, spicy greens

- forest mushroom pain perdu, brasied leeks $8

- apples & cheddar $8
clothbound cheddar pudding, apple-chicory salad

- cider braised marin sun farms goat shank $14

- berkshire pork blade steak $12
smoked onion salad, pickled mustard seed ranch dressing

- david’s pastured chicken pie, celery slaw $11


- fennel panna cotta $5
crispy fennel & apple chips

- chocolate pave $5
- truffles of the moment $4

Heart [Official Site]
Earlier: Arizmendi to Open in Mission in 2010 [Grub Street]

What to Eat at Heart Wine Bar, Open Today in the Mission