“Champagne turns any occasion into a celebration,” says Jen Pelka, owner of The Riddler,
a European-inspired Champagne bar coming to Hayes Valley in December. Pelka, whose firm Magnum PR represents notable San Francisco restaurants including Mister Jiu’s and Rich Table, transformed the former Momi Toby’s Revolution Cafe & Art Bar into a destination for vintage and grower Champagnes as well as bubbly-friendly foods (think cheese, charcuterie, caviar, and a popcorn bar), while playing up historic details of the 100-year-old building. 528 Laguna St., S.F., 415-400-5689; theriddlersf.com.
Written by Lesley McKenzie.