Have you been yet? I’m looking at you, USC-area person. There’s a fantastic new wine-bar in the neighbourhood, a relatively short walk north of campus at Union and Hoover. I’m so pleased to see it, and it is extremely welcome as far as I’m concerned. It is called Bacaro, and I’ve been there a lot already with several different groups of friends and colleagues.
Why? Well, the wine is just great (various Italian wines) and the menu is fantastic too (Venetian-style small dishes). What more reason do you need?! Want another reason just to have a spare? Oh… well, if we support this business and it is a success, maybe others like it will come. Everybody wins. We need more like this in the area. Some more restaurants, an independent bookstore, some great cafes, (oh, and a little Trader Joe’s – just a little one…) Worth a try, I’d say. So before rushing off to the highway some night, gather some colleagues and go and relax and chat about life, the universe, and everything for a little while. Just for the hell of it.
Click the two photos for larger views of the interiors I took last night. I love the big blackboards with the menu and wine list on (and room for the customers to scribble). And the home-made bottle fixture in the ceiling is a lot of fun… I was happy to see that there were a lot of people there, and it was only Monday night! Amusingly, before I could even say why I was taking a couple of snaps, one of the owners identified me as the writer of the blog that he saw mention the restaurant. He distinctly remembered that it was during some talk about superconductors and other physics. Huh. How’d he find it? I imagine he must have been checking the site stats for their website?
Anyway, this place is just great! Spread the word…