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Bar Vivant

Cheryl Wakerhauser opened Pix Patisserie in 2002 in an east side space barely bigger than a janitor's closet. The small bakery earned a reputation for its astonishingly underpriced list of…

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Ambonnay

Unlikely as it might sound, Portland happens to be one of the greatest cities in America in which to drink champagne. Not only will you find all of the most…

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Charlie Bird

A small, liberally windowed space on the border of SoHo, from the street Charlie Bird looks to be a perfectly tame, all nice-looking people quietly enjoying Chef Ryan Hardy's polished Italian fare. But…

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Pearl & Ash

Patrick Cappiello's list at Pearl & Ash has taken all of the depth and classicism you'd expect from a fine dining wine list and then littered it with an exciting,…

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RM Champagne Bar

This charming, hard-to-find little champagne bar in the West Loop is one of the best places to drink grower champagne in Chicago. Walk down Green Street from Randolph and make a right…

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Claridges Bar

With its gleaming ivory pillars, red leather bar stools and artwork by celebrity photographer Richard Young, Claridges is a rarefied space in which to drink, thanks to designer David Collins…