Fried Crab Balls, Lavo

These bar bites are more than a mouthful. Two golf ball-size crab cakes are crunchy and golden on the outside, chock-full of sweet meat within, while bits of bell pepper cut through the richness. Try them with a palate-cleansing glass of Prosecco during the restaurant’s Bubbles & Balls happy hour (4:30-7 p.m. daily), and you have the perfect pre-game meal before hitting the club.

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Wine and philanthropy naturally go hand in hand. Wine connects us with the earth and the past. Supporting charitable causes—in any way—connects us to ourselves, each other and to the future. Not to mention that both make us feel wonderful. Throughout the year I donate time, resources and money to a number of worthy causes. But it never occurred to me that I could also do some good in this world just by drinking certain wines! I was confronted with that exceedingly pleasant and convenient fact the day I toured Ehlers Estate in Napa Valley, Calif.