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Cool Temperatures Can't Stop Walkers From Wine-Tasting Tour

Eighth Annual Sold Out Event Brings Thousands to Downtown Bay City

September 29, 2006       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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Serving wine at the Elks Club L/R, Kevin Leahy, Steve Williams, Harold Bertrand
The Chef from Old City Hall serves up some sizzling steak diane

The 8th Annual East Side Wine Walk was held this past Thursday night. The sold out event has become one of the most popular events of the year on Bay City's East Side.

The event includes much more then wine and hors d' oeuvres. A Souvenir glass from the State Theatre is the first stop on the wine tour, and then on to 13 of Downtown Bay City's finest restaurants and pubs, which include two samplings of wine from regions around the world plus hors d' oeuvres & unique food samplings.

There was Musical entertainment throughout the streets of the downtown area, as well as inside the establishments with all different style of music. One of the hot spots was at Striker's Sports Bar which the popular country band called " 25 cent beer" performed and were a real crowd pleaser. The band performs at Striker's the 2nd Friday of each month. Their next gig will be on Friday October 13th.

Participating restaurants included:
  • Atrium - 1100 N. Water Street
  • Bay City Elks Club - 306 Fifth Street
  • The Chambers - 816 Saginaw Street
  • Doubletree Hotel - One Wenonah Park Place
  • Gatsby's - 203 Center Avenue
  • Jake's Corner Bar - 114 Third Street
  • Kingfish Restaurant - 1019 Water Street
  • Mulligan's Pub - 109 Center Avenue
  • Old City Hall - 814 Saginaw Street
  • Princess Wenonah - Wenonah Park
  • Quality Inn - 501 Saginaw Street
  • Stein Haus - 1108 Water Street
  • Striker's Sports Bar - 1203 Washington

  • Also serving special treats during the walk are:
  • Water Front Market & Deli - 925 Water Street;
  • The Sweet Boutique - 816 Washington Avenue;
  • St. Laurent Brothers - 1101 Water Street;
  • Timothy's Fine Tobaccos - 807 Saginaw Street.

  • Complimentary shuttle buses were provided by Knight's Luxury Transport.

    (Above Left) Karrie Kochevar and Karen McKinley. Although Kochevar does not prefer wine, she still participated in the wine walk festivities at the Stein Haus (Above Right) Acoustic Celtic Music entertains wine walkers outside the Atrium

    (Above Left) Randy Chandler, performs outside of The Waterfront Market & Deli (Above Right) Paul from Knights Luxury Transport said most of his trips were to the Doubletree Hotel

    (Above Left) The Band " 25 cent Beer" moved their way around the crowd at Striker's Sports Bar(Above Right) Jamie Chambine, former toughwoman fighter, from Jake's Corner Bar, takes a moment to pose with Keely Winters

    Check MyBayCity Calender of Events for all upcoming events in Bay City.

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