If you haven't been to We Olive's
adorable wine bar be sure to stop by OC Mart Mix
in Costa Mesa soon. Their discreet little space has a tasting bar and just enough spots to perch on stools with a few friends. They're rolling out the welcome mat with these August tempters. I think the biggest hit will be the free bubbly. But you be the judge:
1. Free glass of sparkling wine, one per customer, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during the Farmers Market.
2. Wine tasting noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 with Cal State Long Beach prof Anna Ortiz pouring a "Taste of 8" for $20. Reservations recommended. Call 949-284-0609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to close Friday; 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Taco Thursday with $1 tacos and $5 sangria. Live acoustic music 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
See you in the bar!—Anne Valdespino