Whole Foods was a mad house today.
It seemed like everyone in the area had neglected to plan ahead for their New Year's Eve dinners. People were either moving at a snale's pace or racing in every direction.
As soon as I checked out and wheeled my groceries up to my ZipCar I was ready to scoot home, but then I remembered that we have dinner plans with friends tomorrow. I wasn't sure if the liquor stores would be open on New Year's day.
Shoot. I just left the store. What now?
A lightbulb went off!
What about the new Cork Market & Tasting Room on 14th Street?
Now, I absolutely adore their sibling restaurant across the street, but the question was -- would they have reasonably priced wines?
Yes; in fact, absolutely.
If you're on a budget or have a big dinner party to plan for, I would highly recommend checking out their selection. Because the owners have chosen to focus on wines from small and mid-size producers, they've been able to stock their shelves with an array of wines in the $8-15 range.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a lot of time to check out their cheese and charcuterie sections, but at a quick glance everything looked divine.
Now, I have to scoot. Time to ring in the new year!
(Images via Washingtonian's Best Bites Blog)