New York

La Pizza Fresca Ristorante

31 East 20th Street
New York, NY USA
Phone: 212-598-0141

Pizza is about as New York as apple pie is American. This pizzeria near Union Square takes the wood-fired oven approach when making its pies, which come topped with sautéed mushrooms, pancetta, grilled eggplant and more. And the 800-strong wine list is certainly nothing to whine about.

Compass

208 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023 USA
Phone: 212-875-8600

You won't need a compass to get to this Upper West Side eatery -- it's right near Lincoln Center. Entrées, which range from $22 to $45, include organic chicken, pan-seared scallops, and chop of veal. Those who like their baby pigs milk fed can indulge here as well.

Tinto Fino

85 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003 USA
Phone: 212-254-0850
Fax: 212-254-0872

If you like your wine with a Spanish flair, this is the place to buy. This East Side wine shop draws its vino straight from España, with a nicely palatable mixture of old and new. Wines on sale under the black chandeliers include the full-bodied 2004 Clos Martinent, a red from the Priorat Region.

Bottlerocket

5 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011 USA
Phone: 212-929-2323

Ever found it difficult to find the right wine to go with your meal? At Bottlerocket, they make it easy to decide which bottle of red or white goes with your meat, poultry or takeout meal, grouping the wine under those categories.

Grolier Club - Exhibitions

47 East 60th Street
New York, New York 10022 USA
Phone: 212 838 6690
Fax: 212 838 2445

The Grolier Club's objective is to foster appreciation for books and prints, their art, history, production and commerce. As part of this mission, the Club mounts exhibitions. There are four shows a year in the main ground floor gallery, all open to the public free of charge.