Vinoteca is a new beer and wine bar on Hillhurst Ave. in Los Feliz that opened in late 2005. Started (I believe) by the folks at Farfalla (on the same block), Vinoteca offers dining options from Tropicalia, the Brazilian restaurant next door. The empanadas are bigger than my fist, and I’ve enjoyed each of the entrées I’ve had there. Ideal dining for two, since the space severely limits the number of tables. They offer dozens of wines by the glass, ranging between $7 and $12. Vinoteca has definitely seen an uptick in popularity—we used to be able to stroll in and take our pick of tables. Our last two visits we’ve had to wait for seating. But I would still definitely recommend it.
gregg's Life List
1. start a blog
2. exchange info on restaurants in LA
3. go to the super bowl
4. see the Chargers win the Super Bowl
5. go to SXSW Interactive
6. give more compliments
7. take a sabbatical
8. Visit Italy
9. Visit Japan
10. Create a well-organized filing system.
Made it to the Dodger game. The seats were Field Level, but Row Z (which wasn’t that bad, because we were out of the foul ball danger zone and didn’t have to worry about anyone sitting behind us).
Love the Dodger Dogs, but $8 for a Heineken is highway robbery.
It was $2 Tuesday in the outfield bleachers, and that made for a raucous crowd (they must have been tailgating before the game, because there’s no alcohol sold out there). Around the 6th inning, two guys jumped down from the bleachers and ran out to the middle of the field. Security swarmed them quickly, but their compatriotts in the stands were upset and threw all their concessions onto the field. There was a ten minute stoppage of the game while the grounds crew cleaned up the outfield. Shameful. Is this what our national pastime has become?
At least the Dodgers won.
...to the May 3rd home game against the Washington Nationals. Good field-level seats for way too much money. Does that mean I have to skimp on the Dodger Dogs, beer and Gordon Biersch fries? I hope not!