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Owner and sommelier Jaffer Kovic, who renovated the old Dilworth Billiards space on East Tremont Avenue in 2016, opened the second DTR in February 2021 in what was Corkbuzz’s spot in Sharon Square in SouthPark. It has a more expansive interior, with a patio in front instead of a cozy nook in back, but the focus remains on “low-production” wines; the list of bottles alone takes up eight pages in a leather-bound binder, always a good sign. DTR also serves beer, cocktails, cheese and charcuterie boards, appetizers, and entrées inspired by Kovic’s Croatian heritage. 4905 Ashley Park Lane, Ste. J, 980-938-4959
Order This: The Seared Salmon ($27), with a spiced honey glaze atop a generous side of vegetable fried rice.