This is the second of two posts dedicated to Jeremy, also known as the SFist Top Chef recapper. While many people, including Jeremy himself, may not share my opinion, I *heart* Stephen Asprinio, one-time Top Chef contestant! I mean, just look at him! He is a masterpiece. One part regular guy, one part troll doll, 71 parts arrogant snob, 16 parts talking way too much, and 11 parts plate artistry. He is beautiful and terrible. How can you not be fascinated by that?
Anyway, Stephen is coming to Los Angeles! Eater L.A. and Slashfood report that he will be opening a wine shop in downtown L.A. this summer. Called Tastevin, it's a wine boutique aimed at young hipsters who are developing their wine tastebuds and want a place to go that is cool and affordable. It's going to have one of those "wine on tap" systems so you can sample any or all of the store's wares.
So I'm older than the type of customer young Stephen really wants, but I look really young, so I think I can make an undercover visit when it opens. In fact, I am making it a priority.
Maybe Stephen will be there! Stephen, if you are googling yourself, invite me over! I am an awesome drinking companion. And make some pretty plates of food. No smears, please.
|Wednesday, February 21, 2007|