Food & Drink

Put a Cork in It


Yeah, times are tough. We’re all broke. Going to be laid off any day now. Yada, yada, yada.

The upside to the downturn: the comeback of BYO wine. So let’s raise our glasses to the Miami restaurants where store-bought bottles are welcome.

Who: Barbu
What: Infamous for their Design District restaurant A that allowed entire coolers of booze, whimsical duo Marc and Blue Solomon opened Barbu a few months back with an organic tapas menu and an easy-to-swallow $5 corkage fee.
Where: 1935 West Ave., ste. 102, South Beach (305-532-3818).

Who: Lifefood Gourmet
What: Bag a bottle of organic wine and head over to Miami’s favorite raw food restaurant where there’s never a corkage fee. Added bonus: Try one of Schott’s ridiculous nondairy macaroons.
Where: 1248 SW 22nd St., Miami (305-856-6767).

Who: W Wine Bistro
What: Get lucky on hump day at the cozy neighborhood bar/wine shop. Choose from the extensive collection, and on Wine-Not Wednesdays the bar’ll waive the $15 corkage fee.
Where: 3622 NE 2nd Ave., Miami (305-576-7775).

Who: Anacapri
What: Fight the Monday blues at the casual Italian trattoria and celebrate the start of the week with waived corkage fees.
Where: 2530 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables (305-443-8388).

2530 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Miami, FL 33134
1935 West Ave
ste 102
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3622 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
1248 SW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33145