The Valencia Street space that formerly housed Senses and Janitzi has a new tenant, ~B-CUBED~, due to open Wednesday August 4th. About the name: B-Cubed is going to be about (wine) “bottles, burgers, and bites.” The partners in the venture are Johnny Gato and Ron Elder, along with chef Kevin Ahajanian (Bouchon, Risibisi). Starters include beer-battered onion rings and charcuterie, and salads like a Cobb or B3LT (with bacon, Point Reyes blue cheese, marinated tomatoes, bibb and romaine lettuces). The main event is a $12 burger (with a variety of toppings, ranging from $1-$2), or sausages (including boudin noir), and sandwiches (which include three vegetarian options, like a hen of the woods mushroom “burger”). There will also be a happy hour from 4pm-6pm, and 10pm-12am—just order a bottle of wine off the happy hour list and you can add two burgers on for $18. The late-night happy hour will have a few additional offerings.
The owners are calling the wine component “The Winemakers’ Speakeasy.” The idea is that you’ll be able to enjoy rare, small production, under-the-radar, and local wines that are not widely available, nor are they available for public tasting, many not even at the wineries. And bonus, the prices will be based on retail, whether you want to consume a bottle in-house or take it home. Look for the selection to grow (and rotate) in coming months. Hours will be Tue-Sun 4pm-2am.
If you’d like a sneak peek, The Bold Italic just added another preview dinner on August 3rd for $45.