Meat eaters — and fans of meat-friendly red wines — should check out Dear Restaurant & Butchery, 2710 Erie Ave.,
which opened in August 2020 despite the pandemic. Wine Spectator chose them as one of 10 “latest and greatest” wine spots
in the country that opened — and stayed afloat — during COVID-19
Their 1,300-plus bottles from France, California, and Italy pair well with chef Brian Young’s meat-heavy dishes (he’s a trained butcher as well) that include Wagyu beef–tartare and his "butcher’s cut plate" of grilled endive and bone marrow–potato confit.
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