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Eating at The Counter, part 2 of 2

by Shinazy

As promised, here are a few of my favorites. Watch for additions to this list as I eat at more counters or when I receive your recommendations.

·        Central Park BistroSan Mateo, CA  
    • Tell Gorgio, the owner, how hungry you are and let him select your meal and wine – you will be surprised with foods that are outside your normal choices
·        FarmsteadSt. Helena, CA  
    • A fine example of the Local-Sustainable-Organic movement, and of course, the wine country location supports an award-winning wine list
v  Thank you meekb for this recommendation
·        IberiaMenlo Park CA  
    • The Best Tapas in the world – only serviced at the counter during the dinner hours.
·         JW Marriott HotelMiraflores, Peru 
    • I recommend you eat your first dinner be at the bar, enjoy authentic dishes, watch how to make a dynamite Pisco Sour, and listen to stories about the area
·         Va de Vi  Walnut Creek, CA  
    • Call ahead for reservations, or plan to wait; the wait is worth it
·        Vino LocalePalo Alto, CA
o   I can truthfully say, they serve some of the best Santa Cruz mountain wines and in-season, local small plates