Peck’s Arcade—as well as the owners’ adjoining wine bar and shop—has helped turn this craft-beer town into a wine destination. Instead of checking boxes, the bottle list features pours (mostly of the natural wine persuasion) that the owners are excited to talk about, while equally enlivened cuisine encourages sharing.
From the Sommelier: “With wine I’m excited that we’re finally recognizing that bigger is not always better: small neighborhood wine shops based on relationships with the community, wine lists that focus on quality over quantity, wines that are more about people and places than prices and popularity, and appreciation of low-alcohol, high acid, light-bodied reds. And this ties in with small cities too. It used to be that you had to travel to New York, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL or LA to get a great meal and glass of wine. It feels good to say that those days are over.” —Heather LaVine, Peck’s Arcade
Dish We Loved: Caramelized fennel, schug, pomegranate, herbs