Top Ten Worst Wine Bars
I was thinking this morning that some subjects for Top Ten Tuesday lead to lots of controversy (Top Ten Italian Restaurants) and some don't (Top Ten Wine Bars) and I was trying to figure out why.
The most obvious reason is ...
And yet both kinds of lists seem worthwhile -- the former because it generates a lot of discussion, the latter because if you want a list of, say, wine bars there might be some you don't know about.
Still, I have a nagging feeling I must have left some worthwhile ones off my list. But the only other ones I could come up with were places like Chiapparelli's, which advertises a wine bar on its Web site, but is so much a restaurant I just couldn't include it. (However, if you've ever gone there just to drink wine, please let us know about it.)
I had to leave off Midnight Sun Sam Sessa's favorite wine bar, The Vine, because it's been closed for the last few months for renovations and who knows when it will reopen. He promised me he would post an update on his blog today.