Cavatappo Wine Bar -
If Sideways was more than just a movie to you, then you will love the Cavatappo Wine Bar. Most of the vintages on the wind list hail from Europe, but Australia and the United States are also well represented. And those still suffering from nightmares brought on by snobby sommeliers needn’t fear this venue: the menu is designed for the novice with descriptive headings like “full-bodied and robust" and “floral and aromatic." The Top 40 music playing further enhances the egalitarian atmosphere. The space is intimate and the décor is inspired by Italian design, with antique corkscrews displayed and elegant mirrors on the walls. The food is light and delicious, and the humus finger sandwiches come highly recommended. Any date would be impressed.