San Francisco really has some fantastic wine shops and bars these days, and there’s another one due to join the party: PALM CITY WINES is going to be a wine shop and bar coming to the Outer Sunset before the end of the year (they’ll also be serving beers and bites). It’s from the husband-wife team of Dennis Cantwell and Monica Wong, who have both spent years working at some of San Francisco’s most beloved establishments: Dennis at Nopa and Zuni and Monica at A16 and Bar Agricole, as well as High Treason. They’re excited to take what they’ve learned and share it with their Outer Sunset community they adore so much (Monica is the third generation of her family to live in the home they reside in!).
As for the name, Palm City was a nickname given to the California Midwinter Exposition that took place in parts of the Sunset and Golden Gate Park in 1894 and surrounding area. Dennis tells me the name was used to encourage guests to visit the western end of San Francisco that was still yet to be developed or even named.
I’ll keep you posted on their opening. 4055 Irving St. at 42nd Ave.