As of Monday February 25th (that’s yesterday), CLAUDINE is offering some different choices on both its food and wine lists. The focus has shifted to more of a wine bar style, with more wines on tap and by the glass. Wine director Sarah Knoefler intends to keep the list approachable, and eventually she hopes to have all of the wines available by the glass. There will also be some more casual options on the menu, like charcuterie, housemade pâtés, and moules marinières. The restaurant has also added a weekday happy hour, from 4pm-6pm Mon-Fri, with all wines on tap available for $1 an ounce. Eater has more details, plus all the new lunch, dinner, and happy hour menus. 8 Claude Ln. at Sutter, 415-362-1988.
Over near the Castro, CHILE PIES (SWEET & SAVORY) will be expanding its offerings to include more of the options from the mothership, Green Chile Kitchen, in addition to its current sweet and savory pies. As of Thursday February 28th, “Green Chile Kitchen-ette” choices will be on offer, including green chile chicken enchiladas, burritos with green or red chile, and tacos. The new dishes will be available Thu-Sun from 12pm-9pm, with plans to add them to the menu seven days a week. 314 Church St. at 15th St. 415-431-9411.
The bar at Claudine. Photo by Bruce Damonte.