I like this idea: Restaurants pairing up with eclectic independent wine shops to offer guests who bring a bottle from a specific shop free corkage.
That's what Eric Park is doing at Black Hogg gastropub in Silver Lake, which reopened in November after a two-month closure to build the restroom required to get their beer and wine license. The closing could have been a serious blow to such a small, under-the-radar neighborhood restaurant. But they're open now, and looking to tempt the neighborhood back in by offering free corkage if you bring in a bottle from nearby Silver Lake Wine. Let the shop be your sommelier and tell them you want a wine to go with the lamb burger or mushroom in a box.