Who drinks wine at a sushi bar [“South Fish, North Fish,” Jan. 6, City Weekly]? You drink Japanese beer or sake. Osaka has great sake and Japanese beer, but even a wino like me has never thought about ordering wine to go with sushi (maybe I’m weird).
Same with Indian restaurants. You order Indian beer or tea, but never wine. My favorite Indian restaurant is Layton’s Taste of India, but its wine selection is terrible—other than it is cheap; it’s one of the few places where you can still get a $4.50 glass of wine. But since I’m truly a wino at heart (except in a sushi restaurant),
I will order their $4.50 merlot and keep telling myself you get what you pay for.
Zana Ü Anderson