We noticed that one of our regular date night restaurants has recently expanded free corkage from no nights (over 3 months ago) to Sunday night ( 3 months ago) to Sunday through Thursday nights ( a few weeks ago). I am sure this is a reaction to the economic conditions here in SOCAL.
Anyone else noticing this trend in their area?
Another question - couldn't the restuarants do better by just offering half price wine nights given the general markup on wine?
We will probably take advantage of the free corkage, but wine at half the restuarant's usual price (still above retail and wholesale) would be just as interesting to us.