Oceanside regulars) can hang out and pretend you’re the main character. Spend some time chatting with the owner, who’ll give you drink recommendations for natural wines from Texas Hill Country, bubbles from Portugal, and a selection of local draft and canned beers. They even host a Book and Wine Club, an opportunity for diners to tipsily argue about the merits of an unreliable narrator while eating the mushroom and spicy merguez sausage-topped pie. If you want to go out nearby after your meal, head down the street to Local Tap House.
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