Heart's $15 Spaghetti Sundays Serve Up a Whiff of Jersey

When we think of Heart, the self-proclaimed “rebellious” and “chaotic” Mission District wine bar, we think of small plates of twice-cooked Marin Sun Farms lamb or parchment-baked halibut accompanied by a glass ― well, a jar ― of 2008 Pinon Vouvray Brut Non-Dosé.

Sunday nights just got a whole lot calmer, though, more like eating at your Italian-American mom's dinner table in New Jersey. At Heart's new Spaghetti Sundays, $15 buys a rather uncomplicated meal of salad, garlic bread, and a bowl of spaghetti. To ensure that things don't become too simple, resident eats provider Kitchenette offers a choice of spaghettis: one featuring tomatoes, onions, and pancetta and a vegetarian option that will rotate as seasonal produce dictates. Carbophobes in your party can order something else ― most of Kitchenette's usual menu is also available.

Wash it all down with a jar of Chianti Classico from Casina di Cornia for $10. Have no fear: The wine is organic. After all, this is still Heart, and you're definitely not in New Jersey.

Heart: 1270 Valencia (between 23rd and 24th), 285-1200; weekly Spaghetti Sundays are 5-10 p.m., reservations not accepted

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