It’s the next PB&J! I enjoyed them on top of toast at Dinette, which is an utterly adorable neighborhood place with simple, unfussy, and comforting food. The chef/owner is personable and charming.
I’m not sure why sardines and avocado are so delicious together, but they just are, damnit. And they go very well with a nice Verdejo. Spanish whites rule.
I drank a pretty damn nice 2002 Antica Terra Pinot Noir from Oregon. I’m still trying to come to grips with Oregon Pinot because all I can think about is Burgundy. It was delicious with gnocchi with a ragu full of braised short rib meat. Yum.
I brought the Pinot with me and paid the corkage fee. I made sure our waiter got to taste it; I think when you pay a $15 corkage fee instead of buying a $40 wine off the list (thus cutting into your bill and your waiter’s tip) it’s the least you can do. That’s my 2 cents on bringing wine to a restaurant.