Bring out the big boy food now! Bottle Rock in Culver City and downtown has erupted onto the Los Angeles restaurant scene (www.Bottlerock.net). It’s our new favorite haunt boasting over 700 wines and a plentiful microbrew list, Bottle Rock can host a casual night out, or entertain those with eclectic taste on any budget. Our favorite feature is the “we’ll open any bottle of wine on our list if you buy two glasses,” offering. The remainder of the opened bottles are written on a giant chalkboard in the center of the bar and offered to the public. Palpable electricity is generated in the crowd as the new wines are added and erased from the list. See one you like? Move quickly or the one you’re considering will be gone in minutes. It’s like having a seat on the stock exchange! Who can resist two glasses of the 2001 Puligny-Montraceht Premier Cru at $45 a glass? Not us! You’d normally have to fork out over $200 just to have a sip. The “Mystery Wine” is also alluring for your competitive streak. Guess the daily “Mystery Wine” and it’s yours free!
– David Ferrigno & Lisa France BOTTLE ROCK