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Cork, which is located in West Village, is a one-of-a-kind store selling some of the finest wines from around the world. They sell a variety of 48 wines, from Albarino to Zinfandel, and even varieties of rare beer, and offer samples by the ounce.They have a small in-house restaurant which features simple food like salads, cheese and desserts. At the store, they also have tasting stations where guests can sample a few wines and beers. Accessories like wine bags and cork screws can be had at reasonable rates.
Owned by siblings, Brooks and Brad Anderson, Veritas Wine Room is a sophisticated establishment defining themselves as a "vino-pub". Their frequently changing wine selection includes over 350 different wines from around the world. But it doesn't end there, their beer menu boasts of over 30 different types of crafted beers. Their Texas-inspired food menu features extensive cheese and cured meat options.
Dallas' favorite winetasting facility, Times Ten Cellars, hosts some of the best wines from premiere regions in California. You will want to enjoy some of the close to home grown. Wines are also created from the Cellars' very own Cathedral Mountain Vineyard in Alpine, Texas, and the finest wine equipment is shipped from Italy and France. The Cellar's tasting room is a blend of modern and old world decor, where guests can sample their favorite wines. There are 7000 vines grown in the vineyard, some of which include Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Wines can be purchased by the glass or by the bottle.
Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine is what you'll find at Cafe Izmir, voted one of the "100 Best Restaurants in Dallas." The Nazari family maintains a high standard of excellent service and exotic cuisine. Part of the Izmir experience is the anticipation of what meal you will be served. The only decision you'll need to make is the type of meat you prefer, or you can go vegetarian. You might want to make reservations, since this place can get pretty crowded. Izmir provides an upscale, casual environment that highlights the sights and aromas of the Iranian culture. Several dining tables are available for large groups, as well as a patio for outdoorsy types. The eclectic crowd is a source of entertainment in itself. If you're not adventurous enough to let the cook create your meal, take baby steps and start with Tuesday Tapas Night, when you can choose from a wide variety of Middle Eastern appetizers.