Ruth Tobias/Thrillist



The owner of this convivial joint off the Pearl Street Mall, Emily Gold used to work for importer/distributor Kermit Lynch, which makes her the equivalent of a weed dealer who apprenticed under El Chapo. Her list is just one page long, but what a page it is -- it’s almost entirely Old World and full of highly allocated bottles that are often here today, gone tomorrow. So if you see something, drink something. Oh, and the place also boasts Mediterranean small plates from Chef Salvatore Proia. Just throwing that out there.