Friday, January 25, 2013

SouthPark wine bar on way

J. Sam's should open by "the end of February, first of March," says J. Sam Daniels, who's putting the wine bar into the former Dolcetto at Piedmont Town Center.
He thinks this wine bar concept will work, he says, because he'll be combining "SouthPark sophistication" with "NoDa artsiness"; "everywhere in SouthPark is so corporate, and it's all very nice, but they have that big corporate feel... This will be a local place for locals to hang out."
Expect a short menu -- five or six cheeses, a couple of charcuterie items and about eight other dishes, ranging about $7-$16, all with pairing suggestions and rotating regularly -- plus about 20 wines by the glass and about 60 by the bottle.
Monthly wine tastings and monthly art shows of Carolinas-based artists (whose work will be on the walls, for sale, for the month) and a full bar, plus a dessert menu, are other features.
Daniels, who worked in politics but says this has been a lifelong dream, said workers are just finishing up a kitchen upgrade, and consulting chef Robert Brener (who teaches at Johnson & Wales) has been working with him on the menu.
4625 Piedmont Row Drive, on the side Taco Mac is on.


Anonymous said...

Good to hear