Old Vine’s offerings are Lilliputian compared to other stores or even its neighbor at the CAMP. But what chef/owner Mark McDonald lacks in inventory, he more than makes up for in a selection borne from McDonald’s annual cooking tours across Italy. Buy one, or take advantage of a six-pack special. And then stay for one of the most criminally unappreciated bistros in Orange County.
2937 Bristol St., Ste. A102, Costa Mesa, (714) 545-1411; www.oldvinecafe.com.
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