Upgrades to Corkage and Giordano Bros.


The bar at Giordano Bros. in the Mission, now stocked with liquor! Photo courtesy of Giordano’s.

Just a couple of quick tidbits. First, ~CORKAGE~, the sake and wine shop that flanks Tsunami, just expanded into Cafe Abir next door (bar seats have been boosted from 5 to 15). In the evening, you can now order a variety of both Japanese- and Italian-style dishes from 5pm-10pm by Tsunami’s head chef “Shin Shingo.” And Todd Eng is the new manager of Corkage, and he’s fleshing out the wine selection with locally made wines. 1302 Fulton St. at Divisadero, 415-567-6503.

The next time you’re getting an all-in-one at ~GIORDANO BROS.~ in the Mission, you’ll be able to order cocktails—and not just a beer from the 24 taps. The spirits list will include local and independent distillers, and look for some ingredients from their in-house pickling stash. 3108 16th St. at Valencia, 415-437-BROS.