• May 29, 2013 · 5:30 PM

The warren of rooms that make up Toast are rich with atmosphere: deeply polished old, dark wood, neat windows and walls of stacked glazed firebrick. On the ground level, an old flour bin stands awaiting a glass top to create a seating area. Other rooms, perfect for random gatherings are small groups, will be filled with chairs and tables -- some of which have been fashioned from giant, worn wood storage crates. Food will be fed through a service window on one wall of the tiny but efficient kitchen.

Owner and practicing attorney Jill Davis intends to create a wine and cocktail bar with a chef's sensibility, she says.

"I've been aiming to create a place that's organic and cutting-edge, in a warm place where people want to eat really good local food and drink great wines and cocktails," says Davis.

That's what sold chefs-partners Jennifer Plank, 24, and Joe Horvath, who has turned 25 within days of the new spot's grand opening.

JILL IS OFFERING US $1.00 OFF GLASSES OF WINE.  15% OFF A BOTTLES OF WINE.   Come and enjoy Jill and her upbeat staff and their unique creations in drinks and food.  Another Gordon Square's treat!  Jill and her staff are very excited to have us!

Hi everyone -

Jill here - We are really looking forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday! At Toast we offer delicious, revitalized farm fare, off-the-beaten-path wines, and classic and classic-styled craft cocktails.

We source 80-90% of our food from local farmers. Chefs Jen and Joe are simply amazing, and I'd advise you to just dive in and enjoy their food.

My favorite style of wine is reflective of the terroir, not highly manipulated. I like winemakers that bring out the best of what the earth has to offer. We feature a lot of old world wines on our list, and I hope you'll enjoy our selection.

We'll have the group down on the lower level, and you can spill out up to the bar. Our building was an old bakery and the lower level was the retail space, the upper level the apartment where the baker lived, and the back area is where the baking happened. Feel free to have a look around while you're here.

Thanks for coming out to visit us. We are really looking forward to the evening.


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  • Bill

    Great time. Nice place.

    May 31, 2013

  • Cindy L. J.

    Thank you Elizabeth for bringing new members. So glad they enjoyed themselves. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Vento's.

    May 31, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    The new member(s) I brought most definitely enjoyed seeing the people they knew as well as meeting those they now know.

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Carmella

    Nice meeting new members, always a pleasure seeing the regulars! Hope everyone had a good time!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Pat

    Leave it to Cindy to find another great new little spot to hang out.Thanks, Cindy!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Cindy L. J.

    Great event at an interesting hidden treasure wine bar on 65th! Awesome wines selection as I said and great food!!! We will be back in the fall!!!

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed myself! :-)

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Penny

    Sorry I didn't make it! I got wrapped up in a project. Hope to make it to another event soon.

    May 29, 2013

  • Debbie H.

    I cannot make it till about 9 o'clock I'm sure by thenit will be too late.

    May 29, 2013

  • Kristina

    I am a maybe...depends on what time I finish dinner

    May 29, 2013

  • Cindy L. J.

    Looking forward to tonight. Jill and her staff are delightful. Food is unique and great wine selection!!!

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will try to make it if I can.

    May 29, 2013

  • Maureen

    Sorry I wish I could go but of course something with my kids came up! next time for sure!

    May 28, 2013

  • Caryn

    Had to change reservation, more of a maybe... Hope to be there, though, sounds wonderful!

    May 28, 2013

  • Penny

    Maybe closer to 6pm before I arrive, but I am interested to try the new place.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • marisa w.

    I heard wonderful things about Toast from my friend who knows the owner.Looking forward to the event.

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Cindy L. J.

      I met with Jill on Saturday evening in her new wine bar. She is a delightful woman with a lot of enthusiasm about her new venue and what she has to offer.

      April 30, 2013

  • Kristin O.

    Recently heard about this venue opening, looking forward to checking it out, thanks Cindy for hosting!

    1 · April 30, 2013

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