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2014 Bacchus “Courtyard” WinterFest

I’ve often wondered why more Buffalo restaurants don’t take full advantage of winter activities – like they do in the summer. Yes, summer is an easy bet, and there are lots of ideas to implement that take advantage of the warm weather, such as outdoor film screenings, live music etc. A couple of local cafés and restaurants do offer activities if your dig around and look for them. Caffé Aroma offers a winter foreign film series on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9pm (see Facebook for updates) for example.

In order for a café or a restaurant to take full advantage of the winter, then it’s beneficial to have a patio to incorporate some actual seasonal activities – such as ice carving! On Saturday February 1, 2014, Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant is hosting its inaugural Winter Fest in its newly constructed courtyard. The event will feature a number of the area’s premiere ice carvers, as well as food and drinks to supplement the festivities. The event is a benefit for Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation, which is “committed to “being there” for families in Western New York as they fight pediatric cancer.”

For $30 guests will be able to participate in a chili tasting, with feature drinks and appetizers, in an outdoor courtyard setting with DJ music (attached to a fabulous restaurant at the Chippewa Strip), … and all for a great cause!

2014 Bacchus “Courtyard” WinterFest | Saturday February 1, 2014 | Bacchus | 54 West Chippewa | 2pm | $30 per person | Facebook


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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