Sauce in the doggie bag

I don’t do doggie bags at all, ever, so the notion of asking to take home an unfinished bottle of wine would never have occurred to me. It’s legal, though, in Texas, according to today’s WSJ, which tells of asking to do so at Jeffrey’s. The reporter consulted TABC and was told that it’s legal to walk out of the restaurant with a bottle that had been opened, but of course not to get into a motor vehicle with it, or at least not to move that vehicle before the bottle’s locked in the glove compartment or the trunk. By the way, the feature recounts making this request at five non-cheap restaurants around the nation and lists for each the cost of the meal before tip and the cost of the wine (Taking Wine Home in a Doggie Bag, byline Vanessa O’Connell with additional local contributors, page D2). The other cities are LA, NYC, Des Moines, and Chicago.

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