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#31 Daniel

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

You guys really need to try Allswell.
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#32 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Does it mean "all is well", or "all swell"? :digression:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

I'm thinking it's like Shakespeare.
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#34 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:52 PM

Maybe they'll open a sibling called Endswell.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

That place will have more comfortable seating.
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#36 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

Wine list aside - this place screams "Good, but not worth getting on the L for" Is that a fair statement?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

"Wine list aside" is a pretty big aside in this case.

I'd say it's more like "wine list and great service and incredibly pleasant atmosphere aside".
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#38 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

It's a pub.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

"Wine list aside" is a pretty big aside in this case.

I'd say it's more like "wine list and great service and incredibly pleasant atmosphere aside".

http://www.facebook.com/notes/st-anselm/st-anselm-wine-list-21712/331731683534946

eh. Cool - but not stuff I need to go to Brooklyn for.

BTW - this seems like from a business perspective a terrible list. So many choices at a place like that? No wonder the staff isn't up on all of it.
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#40 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

The list looks much expanded from the time I visited (or maybe my memory is lousy).

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

eh. Cool - but not stuff I need to go to Brooklyn for.

It is a remarkable list for a Brooklyn pub, not remarkable in the absolute sense.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:08 PM


eh. Cool - but not stuff I need to go to Brooklyn for.

It is a remarkable list for a Brooklyn pub, not remarkable in the absolute sense.


I little historical perspective: before they even opened Fette Sau (which has quite the bourbon selection), the owners had a pretty nifty liquor store going in Wmsburg. Mainly known for their beers but, given this, a place where the main liquid is good wine was the next logical step for folks knowledgable and connected in the world of alcoholic beverages.

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#43 Sneakeater

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

The low markups are pretty remarkable for anywhere (which is not to say it's worth traveling to Brooklyn for). (Although look at it this way: it's easier to get to Williamsburg from almost anywhere in Manhattan than it is to get there from where I live.)
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#44 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:30 PM

Yeah but Sneak - you know its one of those deceptively interesting "interesting" lists. Like its all coming into NYC with the same few guys. Its like instead of it being Southern its David Bowler.

ETA: I think of Anfora the same way, and I like and go to Anfora often.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

I totally understand that. I'm just happy to be able to go to a restaurant and see stuff I actually want to drink at prices that aren't punitive.
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