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Cheap Wine and BYOB Restaurants: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Wine stores and BYOB restaurants may be the most perfect pairing in the food world – as inseparable as Sauternes and foie gras, as complementary as Thai stick and Funyuns. As the number of affordable wines from every region continues to explode, the marriage is only getting better. Hence this week's Bar Buzz identifies six wine stores and six BYOB restaurants, all so close together that only a monk could fail to see the logic connecting them. From the pleasures of Two Buck Chuck at Angelica Kitchen, to Moscato d’Asti at Falai Panetteria, let us lead you by the hand to places where the wine markup is exactly zero. Bar Buzz: Cheap Wine: Where to Buy It, Where to Bring It

Giuliani Blames Aide for Poor Emergency Planning

Rudy Giuliani
Republican presidential front-runner Rudy Giuliani — whose campaign is based on his reputation as "America's Mayor," the hero of 9/11 — is famous for a lot of things. Letting bygones be bygones is not one of them. Thus Giuliani is blaming an old aide turned adversary Jerry Hauer, the city's first director of the Office of Emergency Management, for the much-criticized decision to locate the emergency command center at 7 World Trade Center instead of a site in Brooklyn. After terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers, 7 WTC burned and collapsed, and the 23rd-floor command center was rendered useless. "Jerry Hauer recommended that as the prime site and the site that would make the most sense," Giuliani claimed this week on Fox News Sunday. "He recommended that site as the site that would be the best site. It was largely on his recommendation that that site was selected."