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The View on Thursday evening from Dockside (KingFish Restaurant)
during the Wine Walk East 2009

Wine Walk East 2009 Another Successful Turn Out

Downtown Businesses Couldn't Have Asked For a Better Night

September 27, 2009       6 Comments
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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If you were headed south on Washington Avenue on Thursday, September, 24, 2009 this was the first sign that something was in the air in Downtown Bay City. (Right)

It was the 11th Annual Wine Walk East across Beautiful Downtown Bay City, and a beautiful evening it was.

From 5 to 10 p.m., wine connoisseurs tried to make it to 14 participating Downtown's finest restaurants and pubs for fine wines and delicious food samplings which included Two samplings of wine, plus hors d'oeuvres from regions around the world and entertainment.

Participating establishments were:

  • Angry Bull Texican Grill & Sports Bar (Currently known as Striker's), 1203 Washington Avenue
  • Atrium, 1100 N. Water Street
  • G's Pizzeria & Deli, 1005 Saginaw Street
  • Gatsby's Steakhouse & Saloon, 203 Center Avenue
  • Jake's Corner Bar, 114 Third Street
  • Kingfish Restaurant & Tiki Lounge, 1019 N. Water Street
  • Mulligan's Pub, 109 Center Avenue
  • Old City Hall, 814 Saginaw Street
  • Prime Event Center, 1201 Washington Avenue
  • Princess Wenonah, departing from Wenonah Park
  • Rattlesnake Rick's Roadhouse, 708 Saginaw Street
  • Riverfront Grille at the Doubletree, One Wenonah Park
  • Stein Haus, 1108 N. Water Street
  • The Chambers, 816 Saginaw Street
  • St. Laurent Brothers (1101 N. Water Street)also served special treats during the walk.

  • (Above) This year's Wine Walk started with ticket validation at the State Theatre (913 Washington Ave.) from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

    Kay Eigner and Suzanne Mulcahy (Downtown Management Board) hand out commemorative 2009 wine glasses .

    (Above) A beautiful night to take advantage of the deck at the KingFish Restaurant.

    Greg Kimbrue (Co-Owner of Kingfish Restaurant) smiles with Peggy Pudvan.

    Kimbrue said of the 11th annual wine event, "It's nice whether you were inside or outside for welcoming and visiting old friends as well as new friends."

    (Above) Sarah & Danny Schingeck visit with MyBayCity. (

    (Above) Bill Howard supplied the entertainment at the KingFish

    (Above) Complimentary limousine shuttles were provided by Silver Sands Limousine to help make sure attendees didn't miss a thing!

    (Above) Seafood Pasta Alfredo and Crab Cakes at Gatsby's Steakhouse & Saloon.

    (Above) Volunteers, Paul Lalonde and Pat Tacey serve the wine at Mulligans.

    (Above) Mulligan Hors d'oeurves, Hawaiian meat balls, Southwest chicken in a cheese sauce, Reuben dip served on rye squares.

    (Above) Dave Nelsen from SIMMONS JEWELERS and Ray Stack from Silver Sand Limo, chat on Center ave.

    (Above) At the PRIME EVENT CENTER - Matt & Greta Zalucha and son Todd Haselbeck who celebrated his 21st birthday.

    (Above) A fine selection of Spanish foods and wines at The Prime Event Center with Chef Mike Shesky.

    (Above) Hratch Basmadjian, Sales and Marketing Director at The Bay City Country Club, says hi to Sally Mayhew, REALTOR, ReMax Results.

    (Above) At the CHAMBERS - Mary Donnelly celebrated her birthday with Linda Bilhimer.

    (Above) Old City Hall had a display of Culinary Confections

    (Above) Special coffees samplings from Brewtopia.

    (Above) Bay City Boat Line's Princess Wenonah

    (Above) John McDonald welcomed all who entered the Princess Wenonah

    (Above) Bay City Boat Line's Shannon Schmidt and Cheryl Baldwin, said, "It gets more and more fun as the night goes on."

    (Above) Outdoors on the patio at DoubleTree Hotel

    (Above) Visit

    (Above Left) It's the new Angry Bull Texican Grill Steakhouse and Sports bar at 1205 Washington Ave.

    (Above Right) General Manager of Angry Bull Ralph Trepkowski welcomed wine-walkers.

    (Above) Owners of Angry Bull, Pete and Janet Norager from Port Huron

    (Above) Angry Bull serving Italian charred roast beef among Roma mushroom caps and Sicilian shrimp and assorted canap├ęs, to top it off . . . chocolate fountain with fruit.

    (Above) Bruce Falcon, Sherri Howell, Russ Pegg and Jenny Lang

    (Above) Gary and Lori Pfundt stop to talk with MyBayCity.

    (Above) The band 'maybe august' performs outside the Atrium.

    (Above Left) At the Stein Haus, Musiker Miller - Old Time Music (Above Right) Aaron Miller from the Atrium takes a moment out from serving to smile for

    (Above left) Ben & Terra Hugo (Above Right) Gene Ross of Executive Mortgage, shows off his cigar brand.

    (Above Left) Colleen and Bob Reou (Above Right) Keely Winters & Sally Mayhew... picture by Sally Mayhew.. :)

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    "The BUZZ" - Read Feedback From Readers!

    Sally Says:       On September 27, 2009 at 11:07 PM
    Another "GREAT JOB" Ju JU!!!!! I had a blast hangin with you guys! :-)
    MarMar says:       On September 28, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    Great pictures really captured the essence of that beautiful evening. It was nice seeing you. I miss ya every day sunshine!
    Anonymous Says:       On September 28, 2009 at 08:50 AM
    Awesome shot of the sunset from the dock of the KingFish.
    kleahyuno Says:       On September 29, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    What a delicious time, Thanks for all the cool shots to break loose the memories of the night that the Cab. France had enveloped in goodness. Now that was a good night!
    Candace Bales Says:       On October 01, 2009 at 02:55 PM

    Thanks so much for the great article about this year's Wine Walk. I just printed it out in beautiful color to keep in our event binder. The photography is wonderful and really tells the story. It was a fun night and how lucky can we be with the beautiful weather!

    Thanks again for all you do for Downtown Bay City!!

    Candace Bales, Executive Director Bay City Downtown Management Board & Development Authority
    jolie1st Says:       On October 02, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    I was there escorting my mom on her first ever Wine Walk and I didn't even get to hang out with you. I'll be looking for you next year!!
    Agree? or Disagree?

    Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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