Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Allyn's Cafe

I stopped in Saturday for a late dinner and to listen to the music. I kick myself for not stopping in more often. If you love wine and music stop in. I also heard that they have a BIG beer list:

  • They have a wine store of about 200 labels that you can drag into the restaurant for a $5 corkage fee. The list is full of treats in the $10 to $40 range, and includes many of the wines in my shop. Obviously, the owner has great taste in wines! I had the Ceja, Vino de Casa which is a Pinot/Merlot/Syrah blend (60/32/8) for about $20. Big fruit and complexity with 22 months in French and American barrels. If this is Armando's house wine, I'm coming over!
  • The music tonight was acoustic guitar with covers from Van Morrison to Steely Dan. I did not get the musician's name but he had a good voice and it was very entertaining sitting in the booth with a front row seat. I read someplace that they also have amateur nights and a regular band on Sundays.
  • The cajun filet was great as a split entre along with popcorn shrimp.
  • And the best part is I could walk home from here if I had to. I know a trail through Larz Anderson Park that will take me to my back door in 15 minutes.


Anonymous MikeH said...

Hey Jens, that Ceja Vino de Casa is tasty. I had some last night at Montgomery Inn....it is available at $6 a glass. The fruitiness and low tannins make it a very nice match for their barbecued ribs and chicken.

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