Open (Wild Hare, Taste of Place) and Shut (Rio Grande)


Save the Rio. Photo via Facebook.


The tasting room at Campovida’s Taste of Place. Photo Courtesy Campovida.

A few updates: a reader tells me ~WILD HARE~ is now open in the former Solstice. Since it’s from the Tonic/Bullitt/Dr. Teeth crew, you not only get Fernet and Jameson on tap, but you can also order their trademark bar snacks like Reuben egg rolls, totchos (those would be tater tot nachos, yo), wings, and more (served until 1:30am). Open Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat-Sun 11am-2am. 2801 Divisadero St. at California, 415-539-3200.

It was always meant to be a temporary project from the Bon Vivants (the entire business collective was called “A Temporary Offering”), so it should come as no surprise that ~RIO GRANDE~ has closed after being open almost for a year, according to Facebook via Inside Scoop). 1108 Market St. at 7th St.

Over in Oakland, the Campovida folks from Hopland have opened an urban tasting room in the same building as Linden Street Brewery called ~TASTE OF PLACE~. You can get Campovida wines by the glass and bottle, as well as extra-virgin olive oil, honey, and other garden products harvested from Campovida’s own certified organic farm and estate. Thu-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm, Mon-Wed by appointment. 95 Linden St. at 3rd St., Oakland, 707-744-8797.