Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.
Gray House celebrates one year in business
E. Katie Holm
It's a great time of year for a birthday party. Two area restaurants are planning some big bashes to celebrate the days they opened their doors.
The Gray House's Ian Gray has made a splashy debut, drawing many admirers to his little neighborhood hangout. To celebrate their first anniversary, their celebration will take place for three days, beginning September 11 with three different menus. (They suggest calling ahead for reservations, as seating will be limited: 612-823-4338.)
Guests will have a choice of three dishes from seven options, a choice of dessert, and two beverages for $45. Additional munchies will include snack plates and a few other delectable treats.
A reason to get out of the cities
Eat Shop Kitchen & Bar continues to be a bastion of scratch cooking in a suburban landscape dotted with enormous fryers. Their event will take place Saturday, September 7 and cost $15 ahead of time, $20 the day of the event (plus, the first 100 to RSVP will receive a gift certificate). They'll have a sample garden featuring brews from several area breweries as well as wine and local spirits for sipping. There will also be food and drink specials all day. Like the neighborhood the spot occupies, this event will be kid-friendly with giant Jenga, face-painting, games and live music.