The Horde’s Prayer
Our wine bar, who art in the Mission,
St. Vincent be thy name.
Your time has come,
To open up,
In the spot formerly known as Heart.
Give us this day our pickled eggs,
Rolled pretzels, cheese plates,
Shareable spring lamb mixed roast,
and more of Bill Niles’s (Bar Tartine) modern tavern fare.
Cicerone Sayre Piotrkowski (Monk’s Kettle),
Sources eight taps and an extensive list,
With brewery-direct draft beers.
Lead us into temptation,
Past the cabinet-turned-wine cooler,
To recycled wood tables with Danish school chairs,
Or the communal cherry wood table,
Near the wine and cheese cart;
Or to the zinc bar and chef’s counter,
With seven seats affront the open kitchen.
St. Vincent Tavern & Wine Merchant, 1270 Valencia Street, between 23rd and 24th Streets (415-285-1200 or stvincentsf.com).
Photo: Aubrie Pick for DailyCandy