Thought I'd be the first to post on the restaurant 98 South in downtown Chandler. We stumbled into this wine bar, with lineage to the recently closed Barmouche, tonight. A chalk board that said Bourgogne, 5 to 6:30 p.m. caught our eye and we took the bait.
It was 5:30 and we asked our waiter about the Bourgogne special or tasting, or whatever it was, and he said he'd check. He came back several minutes later to say that "she" will come and give a tasting, but doesn't want to get in the habit of doing it. We were totally dumbfounded and embarrassed. Told him we weren't asking for special favors, just inquiring about the sign that caught our attention and drew us into the restaurant. Felt like we were completely putting them out. "She," whoever that is, never did come around with a tasting or whatever the advertised special between 5 and 6:30 p.m. was. Hell, I would have paid for the blasted tasting. Strangest behavior I've seen in a long time.
We munched on crab cakes, white chili, spinach salad, carrot cake and four glasses of wine between us. Undecided on a return trip.