Friday, February 3, 2017
Tips for BYOB Friendly Restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth
In today's post, I will share tips for visiting BYOB Friendly Restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro. There are so many great restaurants!
1. Find a BYOB Friendly Restaurant.
There are tons of BYOB friendly restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro. We use Yelp and Zagat to find good recommendations.
2. Check out the menu in advance to select wine(s) that are a good fit for the meals that you plan to order.
Most restaurants have their menus online. Review the menu in advance so that you are able to bring wine to match your meal. Personally, we went to dinner last night and brought Backpack Wine®. Backpack Wine was perfect because we were able to take two small cans so that each of us had our preferred wine. Have you heard of Backpack Wine? It's pretty cool. Backpack Wine is a canned wine. Recent reports have stated that the category of canned wine has experienced 122.5% growth from 2015 to 2016 making the category a $14-15 million dollar industry already. Canned wine easy to socialize over, but it’s also portable, shareable and fun to pair with any foods, from casual to fancy – making it a perfect option for BYOB dining establishments. In Dallas, you'll find that Backpack Wine® comes in four-can packs and two blend varieties, Cheeky Rosé® and Snappy White® (rosé and white wine) at Sigels. Backpack Wines are sourced from great vineyards and packaged in recyclable cans that are ready for any occasion. Backpack Wine offers a unique combo of great-tasting, quality wine in a rebellious and fresh manner and brings the convenience and accessibility of a can, along with the great taste and higher quality people who enjoy wine appreciate.
Personally,my favorite is the Cheeky Rosé®. This wine is amazing. It is a splurge that I look forward to, especially on Friday evenings when my husband and I have a date night.
On the other hand, my husband will tell you that his favorite is the Snappy White®. He loves the Snappy White® with seafood and salads.
3. Consider the serving size.
My husband and I rarely finish a full bottle of wine. Consider the size of your party and how much you will be able to drink when choosing a bottle of wine to take to a BYOB restaurant. As I mentioned above, Backpack Wine works really well for us because they have amazing varieties and the generous serving size of each can is perfect for us.
4. Choose a bottle or can that fits your evening.
My husband and I enjoy taking walks or riding our bikes in the evening. We sometimes enjoy a bike ride to a casual restaurant for dinner. It's not convenient to take a glass bottle on a bike ride, but the cans of wine from Backpack Wine are easy to transport.
5. Call ahead if you want to know the corkage fee.
Most BYOB restaurants charge a corkage fee. The fees are usually quite low, but if you want to know the fee ahead of time, you are always welcome to call.
Thanks to Backpack Wine for the complementary samples. All opinions are honest and our own.