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Random thoughts re: ***out-of-town*** BYOB

zin1953 | Dec 9, 201307:48 AM

A post on a city-based Chowhound board got me to thinking about BYOB with a twist . . .

I completely understand those who, with varying frequency, bring in their own wine (where legal, of course) to LOCAL restaurants -- presumably ones they've been to before, and know they aren't bringing something that's already on the list. Whether it's for special occasions, or on a regular basis -- I get it.

But what about when you visit another city? Go to restaurants where you've never dined before? Do you pack up wine in your suitcase (or a separate travel case especially built to carry wine safely), and head for the airport? Do you buy wine at retail in your travel destination city just to bring into the restaurant? Or do you just buy off the list? Or -- maybe -- you forego wine altogether and just have cocktails (or iced tea)?

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