City Pulse

By Katie Calautti

The frustration of today’s recession-era, vino-loving social butterfly generally stems from a desire to navigate her way through the throngs of this city’s overpriced eateries to that mythic, elusive place where quality food, plentiful drink and budget-friendly fun coincide.

And, because we gals don’t have room in our busy schedules (or our handbags) for the time and tools required to scour thousands of New York City restaurants in search of those precious few affordable, classy options, tackled the Indiana Jones-sized undertaking for us.

Boasting a database of every bring-your-own-wine-friendly joint NYC has to offer (3,003, at the moment), ratings, corkage fees, pricing, hours, maps and reviews, one visit to will make the prospect of saving money while socializing way easier than that search for the lost Ark. (Harrison Ford not included).

Originally published June 2009
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