Last week I ate at David Lynch’s newly opened—to much fanfare and acclaim—St. Vincent in the Mission, which is located in the old Heart wine bar space at 1270 Valencia St. (near 24th). Lynch is a well-known wine master, and the chef is Bill Niles, who hails from the wonderful Bar Tartine in that same neighborhood. I’m not going to pretend to be a food or wine writer but everything here was wonderful. From our rosé bubbly to the hot pretzel to the amazing fried green tomatoes to the succotash, we found enough veggie-friendly dishes on this menu to majorly satisfy (which is saying a lot for a menu that also includes lamb and bone marrow). When I was a kid, you couldn’t have paid me enough to eat anything called succotash. In my old age I’m so inspired by it that I’m making it into an outfit! Oh how times change.
The succotash at St. Vincent contained butter beans, which my mother once mailed to me in California from Pennsylvania because they’re so hard to find. Kate Gerlach confirms as much in her delicious-sounding recipe. She also bemoans the color of the butter beans, though I don’t find them so offensive-looking. Every outfit/recipe needs a neutral, and they remind me of this distressed leather rose clutch.
Have a dish you’d like to see made into an outfit? Hit me up at kp at stylenik dot com!
Sam Edelman Yelena sandals, $140
These can totally be your all-summer go-to sandals.
French Connection London Rock Stripe maxi dress, $198
And this can be your go-to dress for summer daytime weddings.
Color Me Crazy Erikson Beamon earrings, $345
With their green, red and yellow Swarovski crystals, these are just about perfect.
Flaska Laverne Epoca light pink clutch by Bottica, $250
Reminiscent of a butter bean.
Kenneth Jay Lane Oval Ring in Stain Gold/Jade, $79
A touch more basil.
Muted Animal Print Italian Print Scarf, $94
In case of a chill.
Essie sheer nail polish in Hi Maintenance, $8
Goes with everything.
Image: Kate Cooks the Books