October-November 2011

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Walk These Ways

Walk These Ways

The Bantam Menace

The Bantam Menace

Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions

Where the Streets Have Two Names

Where the Streets Have Two Names

Wine Director of The Firehouse Restaurant Mario Ortiz

Wine Director of The Firehouse Restaurant Mario Ortiz

Mario Ortiz recently celebrated 40 years at The Firehouse Restaurant. He started as a 16-year-old busboy and is now the GM, and curates the region’s largest restaurant wine cellar (25,000 bottles!). The area’s best-known sommelier talks about his philosophy on wine, his encounters with everyone from Robert Mondavi to Andy Warhol, and some very spooky paintings.