food has, off and on, been as much a part of its appeal as its bottles,
is dropping the idea of serving a full menu, leaving chef John Maher out
of a job. CAV is going to focus on retail sales, competing more
directly with Arlequin Wine Merchant, just a few blocks away.
B. of Grub Street peruses the permits and discovers applications
for a restaurant called Nico's Tacos (1310 Grant, at
Vallejo). The pitch: It serves tacos.
Also: News keeps trickling in about Dennis Leary and his many, many new
projects. Look for a précis of all known Leary intel early next week.