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.