The Valley’s wine bars offer long lists of vino and a laid-back atmosphere
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Velo Bistro Wine Bar
The scene: Attracts all ages of the hip and sophisticated. The cycling-related memorabilia on the walls (velo is French for “bike”) adds a somewhat eccentric touch.
The list: Twenty wines by the glass; 40 by the bottle. Chef and co-owner Anthony DeVanzo loves unconventional varietals such as the Gamay Noir from France. $9-$15 a glass; $27-$91 a bottle.
The favorite: Chile’s emerging Carmenere, a fruity red with a bit of a spicy finish.
Don’t miss: Once a month, Velo offers up a prix fixe, four-course (and four-glass) dinner. For each dish served, DeVanzo finds the wine that complements the plate’s flavor and mood.
► Velo Bistro Wine Bar
Open Sun., Tues.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-1 a.m.