When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.
This week we drive out to Shirlington’s Curious Grape, a wine shop, chocolatier, and fromagerie rolled into one that also offers thoughtfully composed New American fare. We find out how many corks they recycle and the number of different chocolates they have for sale.
Seats in the dining room: 44
Seats in the private wine room: 40
Seats at the bar: 10
Seats at the cheese bar: Five
Types of cheeses available: 40
Wines for sale in the restaurant and shop: 250
Photo courtesy of Nicole Lozare.