If a winery isn’t family owned and operated, it won’t find a home on “wine herder” Matthew Pridgen’s edgy drinks list (a cartoon graces its opening pages). Some of the most intriguing beverages aren’t alcoholic, like Weinessiggut Doktorenhof drinking vinegars from Germany’s Pfalz region. Tip: half-glass wine pours are also available for half price, upon request.

Riot Dish: “Cha Ca Style Snapper with Dill, Peanuts, Rice Noodle and Herbs is a Vietnamese inspired dish that was added over a year ago, and quickly became a favorite. It’s great with a floral and mineral driven wine like Luis Rodriguez’s 2012 Vinã de Martin ‘Os Pasás’ from Ribeiro.”