High Profile Chef Opening New Healdsburg Restaurant

Street food and booze spot rolls into former Scopa this February

Healdsburg’s sidewalks are about to roll up a little later thanks to a new late-nite spot featuring global street food and killer cocktails. Amen. 

Chef Shane McAnelly (Chalkboard, Brass Rabbit) and the owners of Duke’s Spirited Cocktails will open Duke’s Common in the former Scopa space in early February 2018. The news answers two burning questions we’ve been chewing on all winter — who would take over the tiny-but-mighty Scopa space (the restaurant closed last summer) and what exactly McAnelly was keeping up his sleeves.

The merger of the downtown Plaza neighbors brings together the farm-to-glass cocktails of Duke’s with the culinary prowess McAnelly brings to the table – literally. Tapping into the flood of millennials who are tres charmé with the town, the casual global street food should resonate, including dishes like Disco Fries (a sort of poutine), shrimp skewers, pizza by the slice and sandwiches.

“The menu is meant to be an affordable option on the square to grab a quick bite either on the go or in the space itself,” said McAnelly.

Duke’s Common will serve food daily from 4 to 9p.m., but the entire menu will also be available two doors down at Duke’s Spirited Cocktails from 4 to 11p.m. weeknights and 4-midnight on weekends. 

Duke’s Common, opening in February at 109a Plaza St., Healdsburg.