L and I decided to check out Toast a newish wine bar in the warehouse district on Friday.
I am not completely sure of the ownership but the former Sommelier from Auriga is involved in some way and he has created a fabulous wine list. It is full of small wineries with most being organic or biodynamic which is always a plus. It is also very affordable with a few quirky or less well know wines to interest hopefully even the wine snobs in town. We went with a simple selection of a 2005 Sangiovese that was fabulous.
The food selection is good with a selection of very thin crust pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and a selection of bruchetta that you order by the piece. We had an excellent plate of antipasti with olives and cheese to start and followed up with a pizza with olives, arugula, and something I am forgetting.
It is lacking a little in atmosphere being a sparsely decorated, echoey space, but not annoyingly so. It was very intimate earlier in the evening but by 8-8:30 it started to get loud.
Also Sam's Wine Shop (the best wine shop in Minneapolis maybe the twin cities) is having a tasting there tomorrow the 25th. I know last minute.
If you are into wine and good food, I highly recommend checking this place out