At Locavore’s friends and family party. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Last week I swung by ~LOCAVORE~ in Bernal Heights for a sneak peek—they are currently doing their soft opening this week and next (through November 4th), and are going to have a grand opening from November 5th-6th. Chef Jason Moniz has created a menu with dishes like braised pork with kale and polenta ($16), and rockfish with cucumber, yellow beans, dill, and potato ($17). The comfortable space features a curved ceiling, a large communal table of white oak, banquettes made from wine barrel staves, and the lights are made of reclaimed materials, like wire mesh and chicken wire, by local artist Kevin Randolph (Bar Crudo). There’s a lounge area in the front with eclectic furnishings, and there’s also a small, handmade wood bar in the back. Hours are Tue-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm.