Venice Beach Wines 529 Rose Ave. 90291
I had a heads up from a friend in Venice who ate here the other day. Sounds (and looks) great. Anyone else been yet?
Eater LA info here: http://la.eater.com/archives/2009/09/...
Found one previous CH mention here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/576430
Went a long while back. Like cm says, interesting wines, good food, and tiny patio area. Had a nice lamb sandwich that went perfect with a chewy red that I can't remember. Oscar's Cerveteca is an extension of sorts. Same folks, craft beer-centric, food is more Mexican-themed, a lot bigger and brighter. Lots of locals, folks from local businesses and beach tourists.
I used to go quite frequently for lunch before I changed jobs. It was very enjoyable to sit out on the patio and enjoy a nice beer or glass of wine. They have good sandwiches and small plates. I haven't been lately as it gets very crowded in the evening and I'm not really able to make it over there for lunch anymore.