Still mourning the loss of Cafe Montrose? That's probably because you haven't yet tried Vinoteca Poscol. But if you're still looking for your moules et frites fix, act quick: Catherine Duwaz is planning another one-night-only dinner for fans of the erstwhile Belgian restaurant. Her father, Duwez Marcel, was the original chef at Cafe Montrose and will be creating a meal to be served at Sophia (1601 W. Main) on Monday, June 29. Two seatings are available: 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., with reservations required. Appetizers start at $9, entrees at $28, sides at $4 (the only side available is -- naturally -- Brussels sprouts), and desserts at $9, but a glass of wine is complimentary with the meal. Email Catherine herself to grab your spot now.
Cultured Cocktails is still going strong, but has moved to a new location. No longer hosted at Beaver's Ice House, the weekly arts mixer-cum-fundraiser is now held at Boheme every Thursday night from 5 to 10 p.m., and a portion of the night's proceeds benefit a local arts organization. On July 2, the beneficiary will be Grassroots.
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Looking for a creative way to beat the heat? Spend some time in the cool, airy confines of VOICE at the Hotel Icon. The restaurant is currently cleaning out its wine vault to make room for new bottles, which means cheap wine all around. Starting this week and running all summer long, bottles that are $60 or less will be 30 percent off, while bottles that are more than $60 but less than $200 will be a staggering 50 percent off. The deal is only good on Mondays through Thursdays, but it's still a pretty fine way to finish off a Monday after work.