Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Well, GoBYO hasn't just published such a list, they've created a full-functioning website complete with radius search,Wine-Friendly Ratings, Corkage Fees, and Composite Ratings of restaurants:
state-by-state BYO legal regulations. Very well done. What a service.
I particularly appreciate the Wine-Friendly Rating as it shows an awareness of recognizing the difference between restaurants that permit BYOB vs. those that enthusiastically embrace it. Which reminds me of the excellent Tuesday-only wine program at West On Centre in West Roxbury, MA. We've done a coupe of tasting dinners there and their enthusiasm for wine is outstanding (read about our "Steakhouse Cab" tasting HERE). I found it interesting that GoBYO doesn't have a per-night notion in their system- West On Centre is listed as not permitting BYO- perhaps this is an area for improvement.
At any rate, definitely check out GoBYO next time you're seeking a BYO-friendly restaurant near you.
Thanks to VinoDivino for the heads-up about GoBYO- it is appreciated.