David & I got a chance to try our latest addition to the neighborhood last night and were pleasantly surprised to find not only a modern yet inviting decor but also good wine and bar food (Fatted Calf, yum!) at fairly reasonable prices: http://www.alamedawineco.com
Their motto: "Where good taste is never expensive".
On Central Ave, right next to the Alameda Theatre
Another bonus for us was that they serve (and sell) our favorite sparkling mead: Heidrun
along with the other sparkling wines: http://www.heidrunmeadery.com
This mead is as far from syrupy as you can get and depending on the honey variety can come close to a Brut with just a hint of sweetness at the end.
We talked with Karen Ulrich (the owner) who is very nice and we look forward to attending upcoming events and participating in the Saturday afternoon tastings: 11:00 am -5:00 pm
$6: 6 one-ounce tastings and snacks
It's exciting to me that now I have somewhere in my town that is open late, concentrates on quality and isn't trying to grab my last dollar or *trendy* me to death. If I want kitch and cocktails, I'll head for Forbidden Island.