Be warned, if you see a tall blond that appears to be texting, leaning out of her chair, her wine glass is empty and no one is nearby… it’s me, and…I’m eavesdropping…on you.
Sometimes information is offered to me intentionally, sometimes not, but I feel it’s my duty to give you the
gossip news. And if it relates to wine bars or restaurants, I’m there for you!
This is a typical night for me:
“He leaned over to me and said…I thought I was the only one that put ice in my wine. Then he also admitted to adding ice to his beer and Champagne.”
Then, one day, I hit the motherload with a couple that was comparing notes on wine bars and restaurants in town:
“I hadn’t been to that restaurant for months, but they knew what I wanted to order.”
“The place has to be neat, no dirt, or messy looking wait staff.”
“I like it when I know the people in the bar, but when I know what songs the singer is going to sing, I don’t like it.”
“Cigar night is stupid.”
“I like having friends in the band.”
All of this made me want to note the restaurants that we shouldn’t forget, ones that have stood by when the latest restaurant du jour opened. And the new ones too – that seem to be doing everything right:
ChuysThe Poached Pair
Salt Creek Grille
The Oaks Grille
(If I left one or more out, feel free to remind me who needs to be on this list! I don’t eat everywhere in Santa Clarita.)
All my wine bars are perfect:
Lee’s Wine Bistro
Valencia Wine Company
The Cellar in All Corked Up
But I still miss:
The Loose Goose
FINAL SCORE RE-OPENS THIS WEEK – or so they told me – to my face, no eavesdropping.