Bret Thorn once told me that Ambience is the 2nd most important part of a dining experience. The first is whom you are with.
I think the two aren't mutually exclusive.
Standards & Pours' Sonya Moore and I just had an over-the-cubicle high-five over #9 on Jezebel's "10 sexiest everyday men of 2008," famed barman Sasha Petraske.
Jezebel's 10 Sexiest Everyday Men