"The little miracle," it says in gold lettering over the bar at Angelique Euro Café, a charming, 4-month-old, wine-centric eatery in Coral Gables. And opening an upscale restaurant in this economy is indeed an act of faith. Miracle or not, this warm and welcoming spot has a few heavenly offerings. Some of its dishes are a bit earthbound, but the infectious charm and innate hospitality of owners Carlos and Yolanda Rossi make the place.
The wine and beer program alone make it worth a trip. A chalkboard lists dozens of value-priced reds, whites and rosés, as well as 60 international beers. Most glasses are just $6, with tasting-size pours as low as $3. We sipped through Spain, Germany, France and Italy for less than we might have paid for a glass of wine at some South Beach spots. Meet friends at the bar for a "social hour," the 4 to 9pm weeknight happy hour with $6 tapas. The food can be hit or miss, but with the lovely proprietors checking on guests throughout the night, I’d be willing to go back for a chance to glimpse the pearly gates.
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