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Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant

Kitchen & Wine Merchant

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Welcome to the neighborhood.

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant brings urban rustic style to the Rincon Hill neighborhood. Our menu – featuring wood-fired pizzas, mouth-watering roasted chicken, delicious pastas, and scrumptious desserts – reflects our mantra of keeping it simple, and doing it well. We have a creative cocktail menu, beer taps featuring regional brews, and of course an impeccable wine list. Located on 1st Street between Folsom and Harrison, we’re close to everything but still the perfect escape. Stop in, say hello, and stay for a while.

Hours of Operation

Brunch: Temporarily Closed.

Lunch: Monday–Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm

Dinner: Sunday 5:30pm-9:00pm, Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4 PM to 6 PM

Our Commitment to a Better Food System

Local Kitchen and Wine Merchant is working to create a better food system for all, and that includes farm animals too. That’s why we are committed to sourcing all 100% of our meats and poultry from farms that achieve an animal welfare certification recognized by Eat REAL and the ASPCA® Shop With Your Heart program by 2021.

Furthermore, by 2024, we will source only chicken certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) or another third-party auditing animal welfare certification program that meets or betters GAP’s standards for broiler breeds and rearing conditions (including lighting, litter, space, and enrichment). We will also make sure that our birds are processed in a system that utilizes a pre-shackle multi-step controlled-atmosphere processing system that’s widely hailed as more humane.

About Chef Nora

About Chef Nora

About Chef Nora Haron

Chef Nora Haron
Chef Nora Haron

Chef Nora Haron’s background is Singaporean, of Indonesian-Indian descent. Her grandfather’s family was from the Kerala state in South India and her grandmother’s family was from Java, Indonesia. Curries here are distinctive from other regions. Her Grandfather had his own curry spice mix. It’s not something they would buy ready made. Nora has fond memories of going with her mom to buy spices in Singapore to make her Grandfather’s curry recipe. Her grandmother was from Java, Indonesia and her mother are the biggest influences in shaping her culinary point of view today.

Haron’s passion for diverse-influences cooking ignited while helping her mom prep meals in their Singapore home and tasting her way through the enticing neighborhood ristorantes of Lucca, Italy. Upon returning to California, Haron attended the San Francisco Baking Institute. Burnishing her skill set, most recently as Head Kitchen Manager and Culinary Operations Manager for Blue Bottle Coffee, and previously, Director of Food Operations for Farley’s, as well as Executive Chef at Monkey Forest Road and Crema. Advocating for super-local, sustainable, organic, and exotic ingredients, Haron is a vanguard in the kitchen and revered baker of artisanal, house-made breads and pastries. She was Executive Chef at Drip Line Oakland, a café and gathering place in the heart of West Oakland, and now Executive Chef and Partner at Local Kitchen in SoMa SF, Rincon Hill.

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