Dinner at the bar
At fancy restaurants, we’re starting to think the hottest seat is at the bar—the menu is often less pricey, the wines by the
glass tantalizing and unusual, and, thanks to the bartender banter (and eaves-dropping), it’s entertaining to boot. Plus,
a pile of Monterey sardines or a tall craft beer just tastes better at the bar, where food tends to come out faster. Dig in
at hotspots such as Redd in Napa Valley (pictured; reddnapavalley.com).