Earlier today, LiveSoma broke the news about a new place called Jamber going in at 858 Folsom St. near Oola, Zero Zero and company. Eater just caught up with the owner Jess Voss, who has lots to share about the forthcoming concept. To begin with, it's going to be a "wine pub," a "comfortable neighborhood spot" with 20 California wines and 10 beers—all of them served on tap. Keeping things sustainable, nothing will be served in bottles, and the decor will be built-out with a lot of reclaimed wood by the same man who did nearby Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant and Oola.
The space has room for about 50 people and there's a predominant enclosed patio on the Folsom Street side of the space. Voss—who's running the restaurant with her brother Matt—says it's the only one of its kind on the block. An experienced restaurant manager of 12 years (from Chicago), she's taking a crack at the "local comfort food" menu. Dressed down items like meatloaf, mac and cheese and cured meats will be in line with her concept of breaking the pretentious stereotypes associated with wine drinking. "I want people to come in and drink wine in flip flops," Voss adds.
Construction is beginning this week, hiring will start in the next month, and the hope is to get this puppy up and running by May.