There are changes afoot at the Mission’s B-Cubed (1152 Valencia), which just opened last summer, with burgers becoming less of a focus and more emphasis being put on the wine program. Partner Johnny Gato (a Bouchon alum) tells Grub Street that he plans to do a quick shutter later this month of no more than 24 to 36 hours to retool a bit, and one of the original partners, Ron Elder, is now out of the picture. “We’ve been selling a lot of beer here,” says Gato, and that was never the point. (’Beers’ was not one of the three original Bs referenced in their name, which were ‘Bottles, Burgers, and Bites.’) They’ll be keeping their most popular burger on the menu, and will still have twelve quality beers on tap — and in addition to highlighting a particular winery each month, there’s talk of highlighting a brewery as well, serving four beers from that brewery, and doing both wine dinners and beer dinners each month. But the food menu’s going to change to have more of traditional wine bar feel.
There wiill still be thirteen to seventeen value-priced wines by the glass, focusing on small-production, California wines, and there’ll be a happy hour with glasses starting at $4.
Also, the team is contemplating taking their “winemaker’s speakeasy” concept to a new location in Oakland, where the focus will be solely on small-production wines. More on that as we know it.
Look for the changes to take place at B-Cubed by month’s end, and we’ll post the new menu once it’s finalized.
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