Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010
Shorewood’s Thirst and Vine Combines Café, Wine
Thirst and Vine recently opened its doors in Shorewood at the site of the former Jean Pierre (4330 N. Oakland Ave.). Thirst and Vine combines a retail wine shop with a café. The small menu consists of soups, salads, panini and a few entrees. The entrees change daily—think items like gnocchi and short ribs. Different variations of mac & cheese are sold in lunch and dinner portions. A menu of cheese and charcuterie plates is geared toward wine drinkers. The imported cheeses form a thoughtful list, and it is a real pleasure to find serrano ham on a menu. The prices are moderate, especially for the wine—several bottles cost less than $20! This is a pleasant setting for a light meal.