Bar Marco Opens Wine Cellar
A year in the making, The Wine Room is now serving small-batch wines.
Photo courtesy of Bar Marco
BAR MARCO OPENS WINE CELLAR
Following Bar Marco's 2012 debut, its owners decided the basement would make a perfect wine cellar. After working on the space for more than a year, they’re now welcoming folks to The Wine Room. Inside, 10 guests can sip small-batch wines and enjoy meals prepared by Chef de Cuisine Jamilka Borges. From Wednesday-Saturday, there are two seatings per night — 6 p.m., with four courses, and 8 p.m., with 10 courses. Part of the draw is that Borges creates a different menu for each seating for an element of surprise. Sommelier Sarah Thomas chooses “well-made, interesting” wines to pair with the dishes.
[The Wine Room at Bar Marco, 2216 Penn Ave., Strip District; seatings Wednesday-Saturday: 6 p.m., $55 and 8 p.m., $125; reservations required: showclix.com; 412/471-1900, barmarcopgh.com; photo by John Altdorfer]
WIGLE PRESENTS NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES
There are two things Pittsburghers are decidedly passionate about: their neighborhoods and food. Next month, Wigle Whiskey plans to launch an event series that covers both areas of interest. The distillery’s monthly functions will focus on a new neighborhood each time. First up: a March 21 chat about East Liberty that incorporates lessons about the area’s development as well as a chance to mingle with some of the neighborhood’s restaurateurs and retailers. Attendees also can enjoy a special cocktail featuring Wigle whiskey.
[2401 Smallman St., Strip District; March 21, 7 p.m., $20; wiglewhiskey.com]
REIDS TRUCK AIMS TO DELIVER ‘FRESH’ FOOD, FAST
The idea behind mobile food is that it should be prepared quickly without diminishing quality. Steven Reid hopes to live up to his business’ name, Reids Fresh Express. He offers a short menu — soups, salads and sandwiches — and generally vends in the North Hills. Find Reids Fresh Express March 29 at Coffee Buddha, where several other mobile vendors will participate in a food-truck roundup.
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