Into the Glass, Wine Bar and Texas Café
During a recent trip to Grapevine Texas, I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Into the Glass, a quaint little wine bar and café located in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Owner and chef, Wayne Turner, made my dining experience more than pleasurable. His humor combined with food expertise, made for light laughter and a delightfully palatable lunchtime meal.
Lunch started with a referral from the women at Holy Grounds, a fabulous Christian gift shop located just a few doors from Into The Glass. I entered the café at approximately 12:30 p.m. and although it was the lunch hour there were but a few customers already seated. I noticed that each table was set with casually wrapped utensils and menus waiting to be read. I picked out a table, opened the menu and waited. After about 5 minutes I decided I would ask where to find the restroom. The man at the bar said, “Can I help you?” I replied, “Yes, I’m going to have lunch.” To which he said, “Good, sit anywhere you would like.” I then replied, “I’ve picked out a table up front. Do you have a restroom?”
Upon returning to my table, I found a tall glass of ice water which graced a half slice of luscious orange. Wayne immediately came to my table, gave me the overview of the day’s specials and made sure that I knew what to expect with the choices I inquired about.
I started with a cup of Cauliflower Soup that included Wayne’s signature croutons; 5. I was expecting a thick and chunky soup, but to my surprise it was thin and smooth with a light cauliflower flavor. Very enjoyable! My sandwich selection was one of the day’s specials: New York Strip Steak Sandwich with grilled onions and provolone cheese; 17. The steak was cooked perfectly and amazingly tender. Nestled inside grilled Panini bread, it was finger licking good! My side of choice was the grilled asparagus. Although the buds were slightly over cooked, the overall palatability was good! I finished with the White Chocolate Bread Pudding; 7. It was good, but I’ve had better. Next time I would go with Wayne’s personal favorite, the Sweet Potato Pie Cake.
The cost of my meal was right at $30 plus the tip. For this Southwest Kansas girl, it was pretty pricey for lunch, yet I highly recommend it; especially if you are visiting Grapevine and want a truly enjoyable dining experience.
Even though I sat unnoticed for 5 minutes and my asparagus buds were slightly overcooked, Wayne’s original recipes and off the cuff sense of humor made up for a slight inconvenience. I give Into the Glass 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Woman Beautiful’s Sup with You Dining Critic
“Life is too short to eat boring food!”
Wayne Turner, Owner/Chef
Into the Glass, Wine Bar & Texas Café
406 Harvard Ave.
Liberal, KS 6790
Phone: +1 620 624 4841 or 620 629 3627
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