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Today, we’re talking about one of our Hot Concepts, Sixty Vines..
Sixty Vines, the six-restaurant FB Society concept, taps deeply into wine culture, from 60 different varieties at four graduated pour sizes to a friendly wine-country ambiance.
Founded in 2016 in Plano, Texas, Sixty Vines is designed for experience, especially in the exploration and discovery of new wines, which can be ordered in 2.5, 5 and 8 ounces of a 750 ml carafe. Availability of wines varies by location.
Sixty Vines’ keg system sidesteps bottling costs, yielding a number of glasses of wine under $10 — a rarity among casual-dining menus.
The 60 taps at the newest Boca Raton unit also lean into the outdoor patio service area, Carcara said.
Growth this year will include a new Sixty Vines in The Woodlands near Houston, and plans call for openings in Charlotte, N.C., and Reston, Va., in the first half of 2023 and another Orlando, Fla., area restaurant and Washington, D.C., in the second half of next year. FB Society
Sixty Vines does have a cocktail program, because customers often enjoy starting the meal with a cocktail and then shift to wine.
The quality wine is matched with a growing geography of wine foods, from California vegetables to Spanish olives and charcuterie.
Like the menu, the restaurant design is meant to be comfortable.
FB Society is a multi-concept operator that rebranded from Front Burner Restaurants LLC in late 2020. It previously created and spun off the Twin Peaks and Velvet Taco concepts. In addition to Sixty Vines, it operates Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, Ida Claire, Haywire, The Ranch and a slider concept called Son of a Butcher. It also operates Legacy Hall, a food and entertainment venue, wrote Ron Ruggless in his Hot Concepts feature.
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