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Michelin-Starred SingleThread Team Will Open a Casual, Meatless Restaurant This Summer

Little Saint is an all-star collaboration taking over the former SHED space in Healdsburg


Meat-free Michelin-starred dining is on the rise, and SingleThread’s Kyle and Katina Connaughton will lead the charge in Healdsburg with a new dining outpost called Little Saint in the former home of SHED, the beloved restaurant and marketplace that closed in 2018.

Philanthropists Jeff and Laurie Ubbens purchased the building, a landmark, award-winning structure in the heart of Healdsburg, in 2020. Now, the spacious, 10,000-square-foot building will become Little Saint, a concept with similarities to the ambitious, community-driven mission of SHED. In addition to housing the Connaughtons’ full-service restaurant, it will be a gathering place for music, art, film screenings, and more. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner, while a quick-service and retail component will be available seven days a week, alongside a bottle shop.

The restaurant will be operated by the Connaughtons’ newly formed management company, Vertice Hospitality Group, a partnership with local real estate and hospitality developer Tony Greenberg. Its creation is a good sign for fans of Kyle and Katina’s thoughtful, sustainable dining ethos, indicating more projects on the horizon.

Little Saint Farm will also join the lineup, a neighboring 24-acre farm owned by the Ubbens with a focus on sustainable practices. Naturally, the majority of menu items will incorporate produce from the farm, just like SingleThread’s dedicated farm, SingleThread Farm.

The farm at SingleThread
The farm at SingleThread
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Kyle and Katina Connaughton with Ken Fulk
Joe Weaver

The high-profile collaboration wouldn’t be complete without a design component: Ken Fulk will bring his elegant expertise to the project as well, as creative director and designer. It will pull in Fulk’s non-profit Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation as well, guiding the salon-style cultural offerings that will be hosted within.

It’s big news in wine country, where fine-dining restaurants have been dormant and ham-strung by dining restrictions during the pandemic, despite clever pivots to takeout. The addition of a casual, a la carte offering from the Connaughtons on its own is a huge opportunity for diners to experience their beautiful, pristine food without the large price tag; the addition of a community hang-out is the icing on the cake. Stay tuned for more details on the opening, which is currently slated for this summer.

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