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New Tria spot has a name

Jon Myerow is calling it Biba, "Tria's spunky little cousin."

Here's more on the wine bar coming to 3131 Walnut St. from the Tria team, which I told you about a few months ago.

Biba, up for August, will be "Tria's spunky little cousin," says owner Jon Myerow, featuring similar artisanal fermented tastes, but with simpler, streamlined menu. While Tria can be a place for wine, cheese, and beer exploration, Biba is more for pure enjoyment. Biba comes from the Latin bibere, which means "to drink."

The 34-seater (plus 12 on the outdoor deck) will offer 26 wines by the glass with a focus on value. As at Tria, the wines are crafted by passionate people, not invented in the marketing department, he says.

Beer geeks will get 10 brews including a rotating local cask selection. Food will be wine-friendly light fare, including cheese, charcuterie and chocolate.

Hours are noon to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, noon to 1am, Friday and Saturday.

Myerow teases there will be no wi-fi, television, live entertainment, karaoke or arcade games.

Just a hang.

(Spot was Intermezzo, at left.)