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May 1, 2007

Heard it through the Vine

Treat yourself to a mid-week wine tasting tomorrow night — before it’s too late.

The Vine, the city’s least pretentious wine bar, is hosting one of its last Five Wines for $5 nights tomorrow before it closes for four months of renovations. There might be one or two more, depending on how long it takes the permits to get approved.

Owner Shane Mitchell wants to add windows, a kitchen and second floor and outside seating. He also might make the inside a little nicer but promises not to jack up the prices. And, of course, wine night will stay wine night when the place opens back up again.

“I’m not trying to make it more expensive,” Mitchell said. “I’m going to keep it reasonable.”

For the most part, I like how the place looks now, and hope they don’t dress it up too much. But it could definitely use better ventilation.

Also, ladies: This is your last chance to fawn over bartender Kevin Diesel, who looks just like actor Vin Diesel. He’s leaving for South Carolina and won’t be back anytime soon.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 4:32 AM | | Comments (1)


nooooooo vin can't be leaving us! make him stay!!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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