Detailed information, by region, of restaurants and their wine/corkage policies
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The goal on this forum is to have BYOB policies, tips, and information by region (city, state, county, etc). The threads will be managed by a thread 'Captain' who will keep the first post updated with all entries, so the first post contains the information needed for a quick viewing, then the details for any specific restaurant can be found within the thread itself.
Please don't start new threads unless you are volunteering to 'Captain' a thread.
Apparently I'm lazy, have a narrow agenda, and offer little in the way of content and substance (RMP)
Not wanting to start a new thread, so posting this here ...
Is it a good idea to publicly post restaurants that are breaking a local or state law by allowing a customer to BYO ? I know there's been examples in the past where a restaurant has been busted by having their name posted on a wine board. In the best case, they may simply stop allowing BYO; in worse cases they may be fined or lose their license.
I would not post the name of a restaurant that allowed BYO in a city/state that it was against the law!
See the Oklahoma thread as an example. No restaurants posted.
How will you know it's illegal/still illegal/used to be legal but now it's not?? It's unlikely that listing it on this board is going to rat someone out.
I think that a place in Houston was heavily fined because they were allowing corkage for good customers when they had full bar service. TABC is a real bitch and I would not be surprised if they lurk here...trust me.
Only the English are learned or gentlemanly. Us redneck best go screw our sisters. Overestimation will be me excuse for all future criminal activities.
I don't know if the TABC is lurking here or not ...
In the case Bill was referring to, I think the best guess was a competitor read about it on a wine board and made a complaint to TABC, who then busted the place. There was another case a few years back, where the CA equivalent of the TABC stopped an offline in southern CA. Again, I recall the thinking was there was a complaint made by a wine board reader.
Regardless, I think posting names of restaurants that allow BYO, with the notation "... it is technically illegal to operate a BYO ..." exposes the restaurant to some serious risks.
Others can and will chime in here, but I seem to recall that BYO in our fine state depends on the type of license held (those w full bar a.k.a. mixed beverage permit and those will private club, for instance, cannot). If someone has a question about a restaurant id'd here, perhaps a PM would be best.
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So don't post those if you're the thread captain. Otherwise the idea is a good one. Each city has an easily accessible list. And whoever has an interest in that city will know/find out if there is anything to worry about regarding the authorities.
For ex, right now I have no interest at all in Cleveland. But if I lived there, I'd have a real interest. And if it were illegal, I'd communicate to people thru private means rather than go thru a public site. For everywhere else, this thread seems like a good idea.
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