August 03, 2010

Make It A Double: Cork Wine Bar and Hill Brewing Company

Over the past year, Ferguson has welcomed a wine bar and a brewpub. Both are positive additions to the north-county municipality, the sort of ventures that often wind up in the city or the better-heeled areas of the county. Yet both also raise an interesting question: Is it enough merely to sate diners' increasing interest in wine and craft beer? Click here to read more from Ian Froeb's reviews of Cork Wine Bar and Hill Brewing Company. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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A sausage pizza at Cork Wine Bar is house-made Italian sausage, piquillo peppers, fresh mozzarella and spinach on herbed flatbread.
A sausage pizza at Cork Wine Bar is house-made Italian sausage, piquillo peppers, fresh mozzarella and spinach on herbed flatbread.
Cork Wine Bar in Ferguson, MO.
Cork Wine Bar in Ferguson, MO.
Inside Cork Wine Bar, owner Mike Lonero chats with customers from behind the bar.
Inside Cork Wine Bar, owner Mike Lonero chats with customers from behind the bar.
Owner Mike Lonero pouring a glass of wine at Cork Wine Bar.
Owner Mike Lonero pouring a glass of wine at Cork Wine Bar.
A flight of full-bodied reds offered at Cork Wine Bar. They are 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon (a 2007 from Washington), Sterling Vintner's Collection Meritage (a 2007 Central California Coast) and Navarro Malbec (a 2008 from Mendoza, Argentina).
A flight of full-bodied reds offered at Cork Wine Bar. They are 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon (a 2007 from Washington), Sterling Vintner's Collection Meritage (a 2007 Central California Coast) and Navarro Malbec (a 2008 from Mendoza, Argentina).
Supporting local brewers at Cork Wine Bar.
Supporting local brewers at Cork Wine Bar.
Sliders - house-made burgers with crispy prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto, grainy mustard, arugula and toasted brioche buns at Cork Wine Bar.
Sliders - house-made burgers with crispy prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto, grainy mustard, arugula and toasted brioche buns at Cork Wine Bar.
Cork Wine Bar offers Strawberry Shortcake made with fresh strawberries, white chocolate & strawberry scone, pistachios and fresh whipped cream.
Cork Wine Bar offers Strawberry Shortcake made with fresh strawberries, white chocolate & strawberry scone, pistachios and fresh whipped cream.
The vodka pink lemonade martini at Cork.
The vodka pink lemonade martini at Cork.
Owner of Cork Wine Bar, Mike Lonero.
Owner of Cork Wine Bar, Mike Lonero.