Bar and Garden – Highly Recommended
The last time I traveled from Austin to Penang, I scheduled a long layover in Los Angeles so I could visit Lauren, an old high school friend, and tour the store she recently opened with her partner Marissa. The store is called Bar and Garden and is about 20 minutes north of LAX in Culver City.
It is a great neighborhood store. The “Bar” part is for their mainline products of wine, spirits, and beer. The “Garden” part reflects how they select the products they sell. Lauren and Marissa have done tons and research to find artisan products that are made from finest ingredients and leave out the bad stuff used by some.
They do wine tasting in the back. On the day I was there they were tasting wines from female winemakers from around the world.
If you get some time in the area, Bar and Garden is a great place to check out. You will also be welcomed by their silent partner, Banjo.