What You'll Get
Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine can also be consumed by adults. Pair mature drinks with equally mature eats with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual Italian bites and accompanying wine at Marc 49 in Oakland.
Marc 49 serves up a fresh menu starring a savory cast of Italian-influenced appetizers, bruschetta, salads, and panini to accompany the lengthy list of libations. Pass a plate of the house-marinated mixed olives ($4) or share the meat and cheese platter ($9) among a gaggle of good friends. The fresh-shucked Buckley or Chesapeake oysters ($2 each/$20 per dozen) offer a sensational taste of sea for first dates, second dates, or "does this count as a date?" dates, while the menu's seven salads ($6) promise to fill any mouth with an elegant mélange of greens. Put Marc 49’s wine bar to the test by pairing any of the simple yet flavorful bites with a glass of grown-up grape juice, available by the glass ($7+), bottle ($24+), or flight ($11 for three 2-ounce tastes)
The narrow lounge and eatery boasts a comfortable and intimate atmosphere, with wood accents throughout, padded chairs surrounding low tables, and a cozy outdoor patio featuring a floor made entirely of Flubber. As such, it is an ideal locale in which to sip a sparkling flute of Adami Prosecco ($10) while contemplating the pros and cons of a legal name change to Launchpad McQuack. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead to secure a spot in the cozy confines.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.