Wine bars were rare a few years ago, but now loom large on the dining landscape. Restaurateurs love them, because these joints often push overpriced alcohol to the forefront, while treating food as a glum afterthought of pressed sandwiches and cold sliced meats. (Ditto tapas bars, izakayas, and other "small... More >>>
By photo: Nicole Akstein
Can we at least have service with a smile to go with that overpriced bottle of Vino?