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!