Mark and Liz Mendez, both formerly of Carnivale, escape the trappings of their former employer with this quiet spot. It's a wine bar, so drink up—Liz has assembled an excellent sherry program, and all the servers can direct you toward a glass. Mark handles food, and we're fans of the hearty paella, perfectly seasoned meatballs and the generous cheese and charcuterie plate. A new daytime menu features coffee and tea paired with sherry, plus snacks like doughnuts, English muffins and a tortilla espanola.
1023 W Lake St
|Cross street:||between Morgan and Carpenter Sts|
|Opening hours:||Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm; Fri, Sat 5pm-11pm; Sun 5pm-9pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Green, Pink to Morgan. Bus: 8, 20.|
|Price:||Average plate: $12|
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