And wine bars with pulled-duck sandwiches and tomato-soup cake for dessert—they’re really surging. As in, there’s now one of those places.
It’s nearly time to clink glasses at Flight Wine Bar, a drop-dead-gorgeous ode to the grape, opening on Saturday next to Daikaya and Graffiato.
This is the kind of place to get your night started, maybe as an elevated alternative to pre-Wizards chili dogs. With a larger group, head for the raised banquette near the far wall, tuck into some grape leaves stuffed with squash and rum raisins and order a bottle. Hell, make it one from exotic wine locales like Macedonia, Slovenia or... Virginia.
But if it’s the two of you, well, it’ll be hard to avoid the gravitational pull of the stunning semicircular bar. Don’t resist. Just ask them about the day’s wine cocktail, which could be something grappa-based, could be a cabernet-laced caipirinha. Then start tasting the 30 wines by the glass, many of them in half pours.
Then start... tasting more things. Like short ribs braised in Moxie soda, fish-and-chips made with Spanish anchovies. And that tomato-soup cake.
It’s mmm mmm good.