[Photo: Aubrie Pick]
It's time for your formal introduction to the two-day-old, 220-seat Lolinda, so take a good, hard look around. The attention-grabbing, 32-foot bull herd mural on the ground floor was hand-painted by local artist Shawn Feeney of The Invisible Underground, inspired by Picasso, Klee and nearby Mission murals. The rest of the two-level dining area is marked by a white-washed exposed brick wall, and lots of candlelight. The bar downstairs has room for 14 to gaze into the antique mirrors hanging behind it. Steps away, two communal tables with bases made from former factory equipment parts give new meaning to "industrial chic."
Partner Deborah Blum curated an 100-bottle list of mostly Latin wines to go along with the lengthy menu, while consultant Rich Higgins put together a beer collection of eight bottles and two on draught.
Visit Lolinda Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m. Keep in mind, the roofdeck will be ready for action come fall. The full opening beer menu follows, complete with tasting notes:
•Weihenstephaner Original (Germany, Münchner helles, draught): crisp, straw, herbaceous
•Allagash Black (United States, Belgian-style stout, draught): roast, cocoa, raisin, licorice
•Quilmes (Argentina, American-style lager): clean, straw, sweet rice
•Maisel’s Weisse (Germany, hefeweizen): clove, banana, whiff of smoke
•Goose Island Sofie (United States, saison): meyer lemon, white pepper, champagne grape
•Drake’s Amber (United States, extra special bitter): toast, caramelized nuts, floral, bitter
•Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA (United States, India pale ale): bitter, floral, tangerine, guava
•Liefmans Goudenband (Belgium, oud bruin): tart, cinnamon, plum, sherry
•Schenkerla Urbock (Germany, bock rauchbier): smoky, malty, pepper, caramel
•Ninkasi Oatis (United States, oatmeal stout): coffee, semisweet chocolate, silky
The cocktail list can be seen over at Inside Scoop.
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