Cassie & Sandra Wine Women at Vine & Grain in Brentwood
I was walking the STREETS OF BRENTWOOD, waiting for a friend to be fully pampered at a nearby salon, when I spotted an inviting outdoor setting that told me "this was someplace I could cool my heels." Once inside I saw a very neat and orderly wine bar. I walked right past 100's of bottles of wine and a few beer taps (brands I didn't recognize) and chatted up two young women who seemed eager to please. They assured me I came to the right place when I asked if they offered a charcuterie board (artisan cheeses, meats, and accompaniments, snacks to drink wine by). Sandra a German wine sommelier in training assured they did and showed me her offerings. I was pleased to see they list several varieties of wine flights including one with bubbles. I was interrupted by a beep that my friend was ready for pick up. I assured the gals I would be back for more soon.
Open Wednesday - Saturday 1 PM - 11 PM and Sunday's 1 PM - 7 PM. Call (925) 240-4456 to see if they are open Monday & Tuesday I'm not sure. Here's a website you can look at http://vandgbrentwood.com/
Titled: Black & Blue Beer, Flatbread, and a View
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I needed a break from working a long weekend. So I visited one of my favorite new stops. Moresi's Chopshop has an intimate feel, the staff is friendly, and the food is excellent.
The bar was full so I grabbed a window seat, took in the view and looked over the menu.
I like beer and I'm not fussy about it. I can drink them all just fine. I do stay away from bacon flavored though. That was a no Bueno experience and the only beer I ever left behind.
The flatbread arrived reeking of garlic (fine with me). The menu said "chefs choice" on the toppings and I didn't ask. This one had corn, assorted cheeses, basil and of course lots of garlic. It was prepared well but before I order this again I'll ask if today's chef's choice toppings include some sort of relevant spicy processed meat by-product before I order this again.
I found out too late they offer a variety of tacos on Tuesday's. Next time.
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