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This relaxed, elevated fast-casual wine bar comes from the owners of Maple Leaf's Italian restaurant Piccolo
, which closed in 2016 after ten years of business. From 11 am to 3 pm, they offer a lineup of paninis for lunch, with distinctive options like smoked, slow-roasted porchetta, braised beef cheek, crispy fried duck with spicy pickle slaw, and more, in addition to soups and salads. After 3 pm, the menu switches to small plates, some of which are Spanish and Italian inspired, as well as some sandwiches and pasta. To drink, there's boozy phosphates with house-made botanical syrups, scratch sodas, a lengthy wine list, and local beer.
3416 Fremont Ave N,
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 am-9 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm
Daily 3-7 pm ($2 off draft beer, cocktails, or wine by the glass; food specials).