Surprising news from the Mission today: the last day of business for Heart wine bar will be December 10, just beats before the business was to hit year two. As Inside Scoop reports, owner Jeff Segal—who defied the laws of physics: getting the Mission's fixie-rider set to drink wine out of Mason jars en masse—is moving back to New York for personal reasons. Quince/Cotogna wine master David Lynch—he of the $40 fixed price wine list—will be putting in a new "American osteria" called St. Vincent. His wine list will feature 100 bottles under $100, with the option to order all of them as half-bottles for half-price.
Also part of the plan is Chris Kronner, who's been private cheffing since leaving Bar Tartine in January. Kronner will consult on a pubby menu that encourages family style eating. The space is getting a total re-do, including a kitchen build-out, and as of now they're saying it'll be ready to go sometime in the first three months of next year. Quince and Cotogna loyals, this is for you: David Lynch will stay on as wine director indefinitely, although you'll probably be seeing a lot less of him on the floor as St. Vincent gets underway.
· David Lynch slated to take over Heart and replace it with St. Vincent [ISSF]
· All Heart Wine Bar Coverage [~ ESF ~]
· All David Lynch Coverage [~ ESF ~]