North Bay News: Vin Antico, Equator Coffees at Proof Lab


Vin Antico. Photo from Facebook.

~VIN ANTICO~ has reopened on Fourth Street in San Rafael, this time with new owners, a new chef, and new management. The new owner, Mark Heffernan, has brought on Megan Smith (formerly of Sausalito’s Fish) as the executive chef, and Naomi Finerman is the general manager. They’ve bumped up the wine bar program to include lots of local pours, including Sean Thackrey, Anthill Farms, and Pey-Marin wines. The menu will be focused on local produce with Italian flair, served in a comfortable environment. For now, they’re open Sun-Mon 5:30pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, and Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm; lunch service will be added Tuesday June 25th. 881 4th St. at Cijos, San Rafael, 415-721-0600.

Local coffee roaster Equator Coffee is opening their very first café location in the Proof Lab surf and skate shop in Mill Valley, called, appropriately, ~EQUATOR COFFEES AT PROOF LAB~. The café will serve a variety of Equator’s coffees and teas, with both pour-over and espresso choices. They’ll be serving sweet and savory baked goods from Beth’s Community Kitchen, and highlighting different single-origin coffee beans. The new spot opens its doors Friday June 21st, and hours will be Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm, Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 8am-5pm. 244 Shoreline Hwy at Almonte, Mill Valley, 415-209-3733.