The BottleShop at 2627 Broadway in Redwood City opened its doors in February 2020 — just in time for the pandemic to arrive and close them down. “We hung in by a wing and a prayer with some good luck,” said co-owner John Graham-Taylor. “That and a little subsidy from the government,” added co-owner Tom Boriolo.
On June 12, they celebrated reopening with a rib cookoff between themselves and good friends Brock Beale and Pratik Verma (for bragging rights). The event was sponsored by a rather uniquely bottled wine out of Napa — in cans — called Belly Draggers Wine.
Results came in favor of the challenger, (Beale and Vema) but Graham-Taylor vows to take it to the next level; a rib cookoff open to all Redwood City residents. The event is in the works for a date to be held at Courthouse Square. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.