Pork belly PB&Js at the SoMa wine bar, Jamber!

  • November 19, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Don't mean to scare you with that headline, but there's a stylish new wine bar South of Market called Jamber that looks interesting and fun. It takes its name from the nickname of the owner, Jess Voss, whom I met this weekend and is happy to host us.

There are lots of reviews online, like at Yelp, Grubstreet, SFGate, Thrillist and more.

I've booked the upstairs room for 12, and they've got lots of apps and small plates on their food menu. (Pictured above is the bacon wrapped buffalo meatloaf, with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots.) The wine menu looks diverse, and there's even a beer menu if you're feeling a little hoppy. In both instances you can go by the glass or by the bottle or jug, if you prefer the economy size. And, yes, the pork belly peanut butter and jelly sandwich does exist, with bacon jam. Who's in?

Powell Street BART is three (long SoMa) blocks away, and the Muni lines on MIssion, Market and Fifth should all be good. Parking shouldn't be a problem either.

As always, we frown on late cancellations in this group, and there's never any excuse for flaking. Please afford those people on the waitlist who would like to come the opportunity to do so; they'd do the same for you. Your fellow diners, the waitlisters and the restaurant all appreciate it.

Thanks, and see you next week!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Jamber definitely fit the bill for a PWYF event. A big, fun group.

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seriously?! Two cancellations one hour in advance? That's just rude.

    November 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow

      November 19, 2012

    • David de la F.

      Well, as organizer of this group, I'm not going to bag on someone because they were disappointed they couldnt attend an event. People who RSVP should know that when they cancel late, that screws everyone -- the host, the restaurant and the people on the waitlist. Emergencies do happen, but if it happens often enough -- and I think twice is sufficient -- I wouldn't hesitate to remove someone from this group. I want people to care about attending, and I don't want them to be casual about it. I don't think that's too much to ask. Have a great holiday, everyone.

      November 20, 2012

  • Consuela

    Jamber was great, food and drink wise + ambiance. Add that with a great group and the event was one of the best dinners in a long time.

    November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was great meeting everyone who attended! good group of folks.

    November 19, 2012

  • Jim B.

    Interesting, but not what I expected

    November 19, 2012

  • Olivia

    Thanks David for setting up a great meet up! It's too bad the table was so long and I couldn't meet everyone on the other end! But met a great group!

    November 19, 2012

  • David Y

    Deliciousness!

    November 19, 2012

  • Noam

    Hi - Any possibility of booking another table considering the number of people who wish to attend?

    November 19, 2012

    • David de la F.

      Hey, Noam, I booked the upstairs room, and we basically fill it. If we were to add another table, it would have to be downstairs and wouldn't really be conducive to the idea of Meetup. But in my experience adding a second table rarely works out, for many reasons, and my ideal Meetup group size is 6-8 max anyway, maybe 10 on a good day or for a family-style event.

      November 19, 2012

  • David de la F.

    Neither is what I would consider even remotely dangerous, but Fourth might be lit a little better.

    November 19, 2012

    • Jim B.

      Agreed on 5th there may be some more aggressive panhandlers... But nothing too bad, any time of day

      November 19, 2012

  • Consuela

    Walkers, anybody know if it's safer to walk down 4th or 5th?

    November 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to go!

    November 18, 2012

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