Patio photo from Unwind.
Adding to the lineup of new businesses on Union (Marengo, Roam) is ~UNWIND ON UNION~, open in the former Pasta Pomodoro space. It just opened, so they’re still ramping up the menu, which includes dishes to share like lobster corn dogs ($8), and “New American Skins” with triple crème Brie, bacon, and jalapeños; plus a couple salads ($7), a burger ($10), and “mac and cheese for two” ($9). There is a variety of wine (most of it from California), many under $10 a glass, including a few selections on tap. The beer list is pretty standard (Anchor, Sierra, Stella). The casual space has a full bar, and pictured here, a back patio that is under a glass skylight ceiling—plus plenty of flat-screens. Random trivia: the business will be featured on David Adjey’s Food Network Canada show, The Opener, about first-time restaurateurs. Hours for now are 11am-10pm daily, and until 11pm Fri-Sat, with the bar open until midnight. 1875 Union St. at Laguna, 415-999-7283.