Alu Wine Bar Open Again

Alu Wine Bar on MLK
Alu Wine Bar on MLK

Have you noticed the silver or aluminum colored building on MLK near the corner of Graham?  In the spring of 2008 it opened as Alu—named after the color of the building.  About a year later Alu suddenly closed.  For most of this past spring and summer Alu remained closed while it transferred owners and underwent a transformation of sorts.

Alu reopened on the 27th of July under the guidance of new owners Susan Killoran and Jeff Vejr. Alu’s new concept, “A Taste of Passion,” was developed by Killoran and Vejr. It combines a modern culinary vision with a sustainable wine element. That element showcases organic and biodynamic wines with the finest of food and hand-crafted cocktails.

Alu showcases 26 sustainably-focused wines by the glass. Their innovative “Wine Tag” system for each glass of wine helps you never forget that great wine you tried. Alu’s wine cellar features 250 selections of wines by the bottle from around the world.

A new food menu created by Executive Chef Sean Temple, features innovative appetizers, and a full complement of main course and house-cured meat offerings in a sharable small-plate format. Sean’s menu is updated as often as the freshest ingredients become available.  As local fruit and vegetables come into season expect the menu to change slightly.

Alu is open at 4 pm daily, except Tuesdays which are reserved for private events. However Vejr said interest in opening on Tuesdays may prompt a change in hours.

Visit Alu at 2831 NE MLK.