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Everyone was all Smiles at the Annual Downtown Wine Walk
(Above L/R) Carol Pasant, Elise McNeil, Alissa Pasant, Brenda Fulcher
(MyBayCity Photos By Julie McCallum)

All Smiles For The 12th Annual Downtown Wine Walk

14 Business Establishments Join Together For Downtown Tradition

September 26, 2010       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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The tradition of Downtown Bay City's original Wine Walk continued as 14 of Bay City's finest restaurants and pubs joined together offering an evening of fine wines and delicious food with friends in Historic Downtown Bay City.

1400 tickets sold out by 1:00PM Thursday, September 23, 2010 for the The 12th annual Downtown Wine walk.

Summer held out an extra day with an eighty-eight degree temperature marked at 6:00 PM For wine connoisseurs it's the most popular end of the year event in Downtown Bay City, and the beautiful weather was loved by all, to add to the delightful event.

Silver Sand Limousine Service shuttled 'wine walkers' to establishments on their wine walk routes.

Each ticket holder received a commemorative wine glass, Two samplings of wine, from regions around the world. Plus hors d'oeuvres such as Seafood Pasta, Lamb Bitterballen with mint, Cajun Jambalaya, Smokey BBQ Ribs, Hawaiian Meatballs, Southwest Chicken, Fresh Fruit and cheeses, Assorted Pastries and Desserts just to name a few. Many musical entertainment including the Swaggering Rougues outdoors at Unity Park.

(Above) Ticket validation and wine glass pick up was at the State Theatre (913 Washington Ave.) from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Melissa Eigner (Downtown Management Board) Kay Eigner (Volunteer) get ready to hand out commemorative 2010 wine glasses

Silver Sand Limousine's Fleet minutes before event kick-off

Candace Bales, Executive Director of Bay City Downtown Management Board & Development Authority, smiles for MyBayCity cameras

Swaggering Rogues perform at Unity Park next to Mulligans during the Wine Walk

Silver Sand Limo shuttles 'wine walkers' to Doubletree

Bay City Boat Line's Cheryl Baldwin and Shannon Schmidt aboard the Princess Wenona

Cathy Koebke, Amy Phillips and Jessica Rangel enjoy the Princess Wenona atmosphere

Magali & Mike Wooley smile for MyBayCity cameras

Tammy & Tim Sheahan said they look forward to the wine event, it's the end of summer event you don't want to miss.

Filling the wine fast at Rattlesnake Rick's to keep the line moving

Diana Hennrick, Mary Donnelly and Tom Simon (Grill N Pal). The ladies commented how they like the wine walk and surprised how its gets better & better every year

Wine connoisseurs enjoy the warm temperatures outside of Mulligans Pub

Also enjoying the nice weather outside of Timothy's Cigars

Cheryl Roczkowski and Connie Bender made their shirts specially for the wine walk event

Jeff & Tina Preston (Bud Bender) Randy & Amy Wiles take a minute for a photo while at Gatsbys

Jill & Steward Pounds, and Bud Bender

Pat Thorsby, Penny Lagalo and Tina Waites said they were loving the wine walk and having a ball! (Ladies brought their matching shirts for the event at Judy's Cuties Craft Show in Flint)

Birthday girl Danielle Damaet, and Brett Swartz of Saginaw, said this was their first wine walk. Along celebrating with them were Darla & Mark Pawlak and Kellie & Randy Swartz

Winner of many homemade wine awards, wine connoisseur Kevin Leahy and his mother Joan

Chef Mike Shesky serves the Hors d'oeurves at Old City Hall (The Chambers)

Kyiana Miller & Alyssa DeCatur stop and say Hi and get a quick photo

At the KingFish Restaurant, Matt Nugent serves up the wine

All decked out in festive hats and smiles are Micky Smith, Samantha Jones & Julie Kahler

The King of wine walk, Greg Kimbrue and finance' Peggy Pudvan

Bill Howard kept the dance full busy at the KingFish

Kingfish displays of Wine

Participating Establishments Included:
  • Atrium, 1100 N. Water St., 891-1600
  • G's Pizzeria & Deli, 1005 Saginaw St., 891-9400
  • Gatsby's Seafood & Steakhouse, 203 Center Ave., 922-5556
  • Jake's Corner Bar, 114 Third St., 893-6931
  • Kingfish Restaurant & Tiki Lounge, 1019 N. Water St., 894-0772
  • Mulligan's Pub, 109 Center Ave., 893-4555
  • Old City Hall, 814 Saginaw St., 892-4140
  • Prime Event Center, 1201 Washington Ave.,684-1799 -
  • Princess Wenonah, 1010 N. Water St., 893-0251
  • Rattlesnake Rick's Roadhouse, 708 Saginaw St., 391-9722
  • Riverfront Grille at the Doubletree, One Wenonah Park Place, 891-6000
  • Stein Haus, 1108 N. Water St., 891-2337
  • Striker's Sports Bar & Tex-Mex Grille/ La Tejana, 1205 Washington Ave., 893-1000
  • The Chambers, 814 Saginaw St., 892-4140

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