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Drinks before Degustation?

j
JT007 Dec 27, 2006 03:31 PM

Hi all,

A Philly chowhounder here, will be in the city for the next couple of days. I am looking forward to my dinner at Degustation on Saturday. Where should we have drinks beforehand? A friend suggested Pegu but I am more of a wine drinker, any advice?

Thanks!

  1. f
    foodite Dec 27, 2006 05:05 PM

    Bar Carrera and Bar Veloce are two wine bars (one Spanish, one Italian) that are right next to each other and pretty close to Degustation (only about 10 blocks away).

    http://www.barcarrera.com/

    http://www.barveloce.com/

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    1. re: foodite
      j
      JT007 Dec 27, 2006 07:52 PM

      Thanks! Would you reccomend these over Inoteca?

      1. re: JT007
        r
        RCC Dec 27, 2006 09:06 PM

        I'm not questioning your wine-drinking and tapas-dining habit. But from what I was told, Degustation is a wine bar with tapas dishes. So is Inoteca, which I've been to on a few occasions. Although you posted that you will have dinner at Degustation, are you planning on going on a tapas wine-bar binge before then?

        BTW, Inoteca is pretty good with their Italian-inspired tapas.

        1. re: JT007
          f
          foodite Dec 28, 2006 03:15 PM

          Inoteca is great too, just a little further from Degustation. Bar Carerra and Bar Veloce fit the "wine bar" genre in the more traditional sense i.e. long and narrow bar with only stools.

          1. re: foodite
            j
            JT007 Dec 28, 2006 03:32 PM

            Thanks for all the suggestions. I think we will try Bar Veloce or Ten Degrees. I am eating at Apizz tonight with a friend who lives on the LES, so I'm sure we'll try something fun. What's the deal with Milk and Honey?

      2. thievery Dec 27, 2006 09:27 PM

        ten degrees (st marks btwn ave a and 1st). great wine selection and a full bar). more spacious than carrera and veloce. beautiful decor with downtempo music.

        or, you can just go right around the corner from degustation to wine bar (2nd ave @ 4th st). nothing too special but solid wood block communal table and candle vibe...

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