Remember 5 or 6 months ago when we prayed for the rain to stop?   That sort of seems like a distant memory now, and I think we would all be grateful for a little rain.  We are very happy to welcome the month of August, as July got a bit challenging in more ways than one!  Let’s see…about 3 weeks ago, our a/c system at the Grill suddenly stopped working, and we were going into a 104-105 degree weekend!  It took about 10 days to get it serviced, as many a/c techs are swamped.  So, finally we got it repaired, and 2 days later, it went out again, and what else?  Oh yeah, the well went out too, so we had no water!  Well, it’s all better now, and we have a break in the weather, so let’s hope for the best!

I want to express our sincere gratitude to all of our customers who stayed with us during the challenging days of no a/c.  You are wonderful people, and we really appreciate you…and a special thanks to Kelley & Jeff, Scot & Janet and Jim & Sandy who just came to us offering portable a/c’s and fans.   We made it through because of you.  That’s what this community is all about, isn’t it?

We are really looking forward to our “12 @ 6” dinner this month.  Normally we have them on the third  Wednesday of the month, but this month we have to change the timing to a bit later in the month.  We will be teaming up with John & Cindy Miller from MV Vineyards.  John has some of the best wines around, and some impressive award winners, so this dinner is sure to be one of the best!  This is a 4-Course wine paired meal.  The cost is $55.00 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.  Call for reservations soon, as this is sure to be a sell-out. 626-4042

Wine Watch:  We have been serving Pinot Noir from E-16 Wine Company for a few years now, and are thrilled that Robert Jones has now opened a new beautiful tasting room in Fair Play.  The tasting room is located on the property formerly occupied by the Winery by the Creek.  Robert has completely remodeled the interior,  and it is impressive.  It’s cool, it’s classy and it’s comfortable.  Get on over there & find out for yourselves!

Remember that we feature the original tunes of Tamra Godey on Sunday eventings at the Gold Vine from 5:30 – 7:30.  Tamra has a golden voice and plays the acoustic guitar beautifully.

There is a new pizza place in the area, located on the corner of Buck’s Bar & Pleasant Valley Road.  Greg & I went last Sunday, and enjoyed the outdoor patio dining w/ Tina & Randy from Saluti Cellars.  We chatted w/ the owner for a while at the end of the evening.  He’s put so much heart & soul into that Little Italian Place, and is working so hard to make it just right.  Many of you know that the next day, someone broke in and took some register equipment from there, and I’m not exactly sure of anything else, but it caused them to close only a little after a week of opening.  Hopefully, the chump that broke in will be caught, if he hasn’t already been.  But the reason I’m mentioning this is that I think it would be good if we all showed our support to this young family man who is just trying to make a living and add something enjoyable to our community.  So, maybe the next time you drive by..stop in and make a purchase, or meet some friends there, or take a meal home.  We all need to support each other out here.

Well, there isn’t too much more happening in August here, so just remember to come on by to see your old friends at the Gold Vine Grill, and let us take care of you.


Wednesday Nights:  Burger Night

Thursday Nights:  Fish & Chips (except this Thursday, when we’ll have Fish Tacos!)

Friday & Saturday Nights:  Steak & Lobster

Sundays all Day & Night:  Corkage Free!

Call us for take out food day or night.



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