Pinxos? Is it gone?
Not sure if I spelled the name right, but it's a Spanish restaurant on Valencia.
I thought I heard it closed down from someone, and I wondered why. I had the most delicious sweetbreads and monkfish dish a little while back, and was thinking of going again sometime soon. Plus, they had a great wine list.
If it is gone, does anybody know of something comprable?
It's now called Ramblas and is owned by the same guys who ran Thirstybear Brewing Company. I haven't been there yet, but I did drive by and it doesn't look like much has changed in the way of the interior. There is a small mention of it in the Chronicle's Feb. 7th food section. It seems like they kept it a Tapas Restaurant so it might be worth checking it out!!
Pintxos is Basque for tapas. It wasn't real Spanish food. It was very Americanized.
Try B-44 on Belden Place between Bush/Pine and Kearny/Montgomery next to Plouf. It's Catalan but still excellent and the wine list is very nice as well. The owner started the Thirsty Bear.
From Fortune Public Relations site:
"A contemporary bistro serving paella, a variety of tapas and larger dishes from Chef/Owner Daniel Olivella's native Catlan region of Spain. The modern industrial decor has artistic flourishes inspired by festivities that take place in Olivella's home town of Vilafranca del Peneddes, including the construction of a "human tower" several stories high. "