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rip off alert ?

Ken | Mar 7, 2003 10:47 AM

My boyfriend and I went to lula's on main street in S.M. last night for drinks and happy hour snacks.
We know this place is derided by most but we love the margaritas and think the happy hour menu is just fine, and it's a short walk.
None the less, as we ate, we witnessed the bartender pour a glass of "house" red for someone. Fine unto itself until we saw the label..........Charles Shaw !
This lead to a discussion that went from our recollection of years ago the Wiltern charging $6 for a small glass of Big Foot cab ($3.99 @ Trader Joe's). There the bottle was in plain view and you had no choice, well okay so we also had a flask . To asking is this a rip off ? If you like the wine should it matter how much a place marks it up ? or at $1.99 a bottle and all the C.S. publicity of late is this just an insult ? etc. ? We're still not sure but it seemed creepy ? What do you think ?

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