Preview Craftsman and Wolves, Opening on June 16

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Tamara Palmer
Craftsman and Wolves.
Craftsman and Wolves debuts at 7 a.m. on June 16. It's a clean, well-lighted place for sweet and savory innovations from William Werner, whose previous work found him as the proprietor of Tell Tale Preserve Co. and executive pastry chef at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Quince.

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Tamara Palmer
Devil Inside: Chocolate, toffee, and foie gras.

Werner's new project emerges less than a year from the dissolving of Tell Tale, and Craftsman resurrects some of the favorites from the previous company, including the Hank Williams-referencing Rebel Within. They're presented alongside new creations, such as the limited edition, INXS-tributing Devil Inside, a chocolate toffee cake filled with a foie gras surprise, and Cube Cakes, which look deceptively light and delicate but merely find decadence compressed into a smaller package. Savory sandwiches and salads are available a la carte or as a Picnic Box to take into Dolores Park.

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Tamara Palmer
Cube cake of peach, buttermilk, lemon verbena, and granola.
There are light bites here, as well as confections like pate de fruit and chocolate/white shoyu caramels, but most are just as substantial. Werner says he hopes to fill the void for when people don't want to go to a bar or restaurant, but still want a filling treat. A beer and wine license is pending, but for now there is Sightglass Coffee, Naivetea, and evil inventions such as warm sipping caramel with salted butter and croissant shavings.

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Tamara Palmer
The Picnic Box, ready for Dolores Park.

As for the significance of the name, we can only guess that Werner is the Craftsman and we are the Wolves: Greedy and ravenous for this food.

Craftsman and Wolves, 746 Valencia (at 19th St.).

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Craftsman and Wolves

746 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

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