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A wine bar: the ultimate symbol of neighborhood gentrification. [Photo: Yelp/Daniel K]
No, not even the grungy stretches of SoMa are immune to the wine bar epidemic, despite being a longtime home to many a wino. Enter Terroir, a traditional combination wine retail/wine bar that opened late last week several doors down from the corner of Folsom and Seventh Street. It's an easy-to-miss location; the only thing that announces its presence is the tiny sign in the window, above. As partly suggested by its name, Terroir specializes in biodynamic French and Italian wines. There's a retail shop in the front, and a wine bar in the back. The menu features a selection of various cheeses, as well as Fra'Mani salumi and foie gras from the folks at Chez Spencer. And, in a quietly-building trend, it's open fairly late: until midnight on weekdays, 2am on weekends. (Thanks to a reader for the tip). 1116 Folsom St, Between 7th St & Langton St, SoMa, (415) 558-9946 [Eater Inbox]