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Puppies and Booze

I was pretty stoked when I saw Mayor Greg Fischer post a pic visiting new small business Vines & Canines on Frankfort Avenue.  The idea of bringing two great things together, wine and animals, just seemed too good to be true. Was I going to get Rick Rolled when I clicked on their website? Look what I discovered:

Freaking adorable.

The idea behind the shop from owner Marc DeMichele (pictured above with his mama):

Vine & Canines (was) developed from my personal love for my dog, and for fine wine, as well as my desire to unite everyone who shares these passions. This idea grew out of an evening of pulling corks with a dear friend along with our dogs and the realization that our experience was enriched by our four-legged pals. I not only want to provide a unique line of products for lovers of dogs and wine, but also create events where people with similar interests could meet and celebrate this affinity we all share.

What a unique concept! Shake your tail on over to Vines & Canines and support local business owners. Need some more feel-goodiness? A portion of all of their proceeds go to the Kentucky Humane Society to benefit animals in need. Giddeyup!

1760 Frankfort Avenue .  Open Tuesday–Thursday from 12n to 9p.   Friday & Saturday: 12n to 10 p.

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UnCorked Art

UpTown Art Uncorked is a artsy place on Bardstown Road that I can’t wait to take my girlfriends to.  Here’s the concept.  First you pick the type of painting you would like to paint from their upcoming calendar.  Once you pick the masterpiece you are going to create, (like the whimsical poppy field class coming up on Sunday February 25th at 7pm), you get stroke-by-stroke instructions from the head artist on how to create the beauty yourself.

The best part? The reason the art is uncorked is because you get to sip on wine and martinis during the class.  It’s like a night on the town with your best friend Bob Ross! Third step? Hang it on your wall and pretend you were a tortured art minor in college.  It’s perfect.

The fine folks at UpTown Art Uncorked are hoping to increase the thumbs up on their Facebook page with the following promotion:

We are doing 15% off with the coupon code “UptownArt” only valid for classes signed up for online, expiring March 15th.  And if we get 1000 LIKES in a month, we will choose a lucky winner to paint for FREE in 2012, unlimited times!

The painting classes seem to range from $29-$39 for adult paintings with special classes that are less money geared towards children.  To make a reservation head to their website and book online.  Although if you are an early-bird this may interest you:

Feeling super adventurous? Check out a free class at 5 am, max 15 people! Coffee provided to help awaken your creativity (and eyelids) on February 27th.

Making art while drinking wine. Genius! Located at 2458 Bardstown Road.

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New Winter Wonders at EiDERDOWN

Winter is a wonderful time to head to Germantown for a hearty helping of southern comfort food with a European twist.   Eiderdown is does it again with their 2012 winter menu from Executive Chef Brian Morgan and Sous Chef Matt Fogarty.  I particularly want to dig into the First Things First (and cross elk off my meat list), the Crepes Jean Girard, the A-Game, and the French Kiss smothered in beer cheese.

Check it out:

Or better yet, I’ll just do the Chef Tasting and leave the decision making to the professionals. Which dishes get you excited?

Download the new menu. (PDF)

983 Goss Avenue. Open Tuesday through Thurs: 4p – 11p. Friday through Saturday 11:30a through 12m.  Sunday 12p – 10p.

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