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    Wine Bars Improve & Other Food News
    Gottinos, a popular wine bar

    Although wine bars have been a trend for some time now, 2008 was the year they became destination restaurants. Spots like Gottino and the Jake Walk are serving excellent food alongside the drinks. [Metromix]

    -In a disappointment for foodies like Michael Pollan and Alice Waters, who hoped for a secretary of Agriculture with expertise in sustainable-food policy, Obama has picked former Iowa governor and ethanol enthusiast Tom Vilsack for the post. [NYT]

    -Donatella Arpaia offers some tips for holiday entertaining: Don't be afraid to serve Champagne's less expensive cousin, cava, and stay away from pre-made cheese plates. [Fork in the Road/VV]

    -Although Christmas pudding is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, many feel the British dessert to be a vital part of their holiday celebrations. [Urbanite/amNY]

    -Michael Psilakis wants Kefi to "help make Greek food something that New Yorkers take for granted." [Feedbag]

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    Filed Under: bobo, donatella arpaia, gottino, kefi, mediavore, michael psiliakis, obama, patrick connolly, the jake walk, tom vilsack, wine bars

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