Sunday, February 21, 2010

And the winner was...

As most of you have heard, Mercy Wine Bar was a finalist in Wine Bar of the Year, picked by the trade magazine, Bar and Nightclub. We were in GREAT company and only 4 were selected as finalists from over 200 across the country. Mercy was picked along with Ultra Lounge and Wine Bar from San Diego, Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar in Massachusetts and Flute from New York City. At the end of the day, Flute was selected as the #1 wine bar in the US. This is a very elegant wine bar that specializes in Champagne only. It is a quaint, elegant, below street level wine bar that is renowned in New York City. They have two locations in NYC and one in Paris. Check out their web site at Mercy congratulates Flute on their success and recognition.

It is such an honor to have been placed in the same league with these beautiful wine bars and restaurants and for an industry publication to have considered us as one of the best in the country. There was not another restaurant, bar or nightclub from Texas that made the cut, which meant making it as a finalist that much more special for us. I can honestly say that 7 years ago it never even crossed our minds that we’d be considered one of the best in the country. We were thinking, “how can we make Mercy the go-to place in our town”? We were thinking about local neighborhood and creating a concept where people could come in and feel like they were in their living room with friends learning about wines and eating wonderful cuisine.

This past February 14, Mercy celebrated our 7th anniversary. It seems like yesterday we opened our doors for the first time and launched, what we considered to be a unique, experience for our area. We have you, our guests, to thank for being here 7 years later by continuing to believe that we bring something unique to the market and we will continue to raise the bar to exceed your expectations. All of us at Mercy remain committed to bringing you a great experience with wine and food. I am very much looking forward to our next 7 years!!!