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Rehearsal Dinner Downtown

Look at Lamberts... you can rent out the entire upstairs similar to Parkside.

Mar 05, 2012
Ltraintravels in Austin

Historical/Educational tour in Wine Country

Does anyone have a recommendation for a historical/educational tour or activity in Sonoma etc... I will be in town for a wedding and already have some reservations (unti, a. Raffanelli, o'shaughnessy, Jarvis, pride, venge, Redd) but... One of the days I will be stuck with my Father in law who couldn't tell a Harlan from a Yellowtail... He is however very interested in history and I think would even enjoy an educational tour of how wine is made etc...

Can anyone recommend a winery or museum that shows the history of the area or a winery that does a great educational tour? I have heard Sterling. mondavi, Benzinger, may have what I am looking for but was curious on y'alls opinions... We will be staying in Sonoma but I will have a car so I can drive wherever....


Best seafood tower is Austin? (it's Bourdain's fault)

Go to Perlas, never had their seafood tower but have always have had an outstanding experience when we go there! Plus it's much more of a cozy fun restaurant than any of the others you mentioned.

Jan 16, 2012
Ltraintravels in Austin

Restaurant Reservations

Thanks, I thought that would be the case but wanted to make sure.

Do I need to make reservations at winerys in advance or can i just call a couple weeks before the trip?

Restaurant Reservations

In March my wife and I will be in San Francisco and wine country for her sister’s wedding. While most of our time has already been planned out for us, I managed to schedule a few days for us to enjoy our first trip to the area. We are fast approaching the 2 month window before our trip and I had a couple questions regarding restaurant reservations.

I know at places like TFL you basically have to get on the phone at 10:00am pst exactly two months prior and hope for a table. But are most restaurants out there like this? I am hoping to dine at Redd on a Sunday evening and Gary Danko’s on a Tuesday evening. Do I need to call these places exactly two months prior or is there a little bit more leeway at places like this? Also, how important are reservations? For example the Monday night we want to play it by ear since we will be out tasting all day… do we still have a decent shot to go somewhere that night and walk in?
Lastly, how far in advance do I need to make reservations for tastings at places like Venge, Jarvis, etc…

Thanks for any help and I have really enjoyed learning from everyone’s information on here!