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Jul 8, 2010 11:26 PM

Nalle Zinfandel, $5 glass @ Pauline’s Wines Happy Hour

The day’s events forced us to rethink taking Mom to the East Bay for dinner. Instead, I noticed the happy hour sign out on the sidewalk and learned about Pauline's Wines new promotion today. This was only the second day. From Wed-Sat, 5-6:30p, Pauline’s label wines are $4 per glass and other wine specials are $5 per glass.

The wine specials included 2002, 2003 or 2004 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel, which are normally $8.50 per glass or $40 per bottle. It was a no-brainer to order the 2002. It’s drinking great right now with plenty of blackberry fruit and goes down smooth as silk. The stemware is higher quality in the wine bar than the pizzeria.

For nibbles, a cheese plate or charcuterie plate can be had for $5. We tried the charcuterie plate with andouille sausage, toscana salami, house-pickled baby carrots, white bean puree, homemade honey-mustard, and toasted baguette slices.

The wine bar offers its own food menu with some small plates and a couple pizzas that are different than what’s offered next door. The goat risotto sounded interesting.

With the bill, we received two $1 discount coupons for a non-happy hour glass of wine. Nice.

Pauline's Wines
Brosnan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. I guess we missed happy hour yesterday. Pauline's proper was packed at 7:00, Pauline's Wines was less than half full, maybe partly because it's 21 and over only. Somebody walked in with no reservation and got a table for 9 with no wait.

    Had some nice olives from their ranch. Braised goat, also from their ranch, was good except it had sugar in it, which didn't really work. Andouille pizza was good though I like the version with peppers and green onions next door better. Nice wines. Same desserts as next door, including the great butterscotch pudding. Modest prices.

    One really peculiar thing, the drink prices have sales tax included, but the food doesn't. Poor servers must be getting stiffed by people who aren't paying much attention and do the usual double the tax thing to calculate the tip.

    Pauline's Wines
    Brosnan St, San Francisco, CA 94103