Recently, renowned professional golfer and four-time major champion, Rory McIlroy, was asked during an episode of The Rory and Carson Podcast, "If you had $100 to spend anywhere in the world, where would you go?" His answer? ... Wally's in Santa Monica.
On behalf of the entire Wally's Team we're touched by this recognition and are excited to be able to inspire one of the world's greatest sportsmen with food and wine.
McIlroy, who had just finished in the Top 5 in the Annual Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades, explained that it was the tournament that brought him to know of Wally's.
In the midst of an interview for their self-named podcast, Carson Daly proposed the question to McIlroy,
"For me, I'd go to Santa Monica and I'd go to Wally's. I discovered it when I played at the Riviera a few weeks ago. It's a wine shop but there's a restaurant inside as well. And it's got really great food - but the wine list is incredible."
And you would know the wine list? You like wine?
"Wine's a big thing for me!"
But your wife Erica's a big foodie, so did she know of the restaurant?
"No - it was actually something that was recommended to us."
That sounds like the perfect place for you and her, because of the wine and good food!
"It was unbelievable!"
"No, you could though because it's wholesale price but in a restaurant setting, so bottles that you could buy for $100 there -"
So give me a $100 bottle of wine. Like a French Bordeaux?
"Like a French Bordeaux of a good vintage! like a 2010."
You know the years that the wines were good and all of that?
"Yeah, I'm a bit of a wine geek!"
We're happy to have you back at Wally's anytime, Rory! Click here to listen to full episodes now of The Rory & Carson Podcast