Fresh off the high of earning a third Michelin star for Quince, a Jackson Square area restaurant featuring Californian contemporary cuisine, Matt Cirne and owners Michael and Lindsay Tusk knew they wanted to start something new. Independently, the team reached a conclusion: They wanted to capture the essence of the wine bars of Paris and Europe – something that was casual, yet focused on creating delicious food, serving natural wine, and promoting social interaction.
Love of food rings true for Alamo Square Seafood Grill founder Andre Larzul, and it’s this very love that has helped Alamo navigate the pandemic.
Germain Michel, a French immigrant, came to the United States in 2003. Germain has worked in restaurants since he was a kid, so after settling in San Francisco, he picked up where he left off. While working in San Francisco’s restaurant scene, he noticed a gap in the market for a European-inspired wine bar, so he decided to open one…