Those of us who live in the The Inner Farallones are accustomed to thinking that our neighborhood is tragically unhip. Sure, we recently got Roti, and Fresca is great. And of course, you can see great indies at The Empire.
But if you'd suggested that I'd be using Wine Bar and West Portal in the same sentence, I'd have said you were crazy. But now, we have Que Syrah. A lovely wine bar, with a very interesting selection. Very comfortable environment, including a pair of sofas. Stephanie, who was pouring, was very friendly and helpful.
And, we ran into our next door neighbors! They'd just taken in the new Spike Lee joint at the Empire, and stopped off for a glass or two afterwards. OMG, a place to hang out in West Portal!!
They need to do a little marketing -- how about a web site, guys? And maybe some more snacks (the Spanish cheeses looked good, I'll admit). Some art on the walls?
Notwithstanding these suggestions, we are really rooting for them to succeed.