When a friend of mine opened “The Barrel Room” in San Francisco I asked her, “What’s the background on the name? Big barrel fan?” She just shrugged, sighed, and said, “There’s really no point trying to come up with an original name for a wine bar now.” and so they went with the path of least resistance calling it something wine-y and moving on to focus on the more important question: what’s inside the bar? It seems that there was a similar issue when it came time to name this […]

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