June 12, 2013
The Dime takes over former L Wine Lounge space

Credit goes to our friends at Sactown magazine, who first reported that a new restaurant called The Dime will open in the former L Wine Lounge space at 18th and L streets within two weeks. The owner is Noah Zonca, who's well known in town as the longtime chef of The Kitchen. At The Dime, Zonca is crafting a seasonal menu with most prices in the $10 range.

"I want to be able to bring farm-to-fork cuisine to people at a price that can be approachable for everyone," said Zonca to Sactown.

L Wine Lounge closed in July of 2011 after a four year run. Former co-owner Marcus Marquez now serves as general manager of Goose & Gander in St. Helena, a highly regarded restaurant that features former Ella Dining Room & Bar executive chef Kelly McCown.

Back at The Dime, menu items are said to include a Kahlua pork sandwich, pizzas and pasta.

So what more does Zonca have to say about his new restaurant? And who's been tapped to replace Zonca at The Kitchen? Stay tuned for more on that.

In the meantime, here's another link to Sactown's article.

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