Mudbugs

Mudbugs at Rusty Grape + BOGO Pizza & Growler Fills

We hope your toes are ready for tappin’, because Vancouver-based duo The Mudbugs will give a special performance at Rusty Grape Vineyards from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9. While you listen to the music, you can enjoy buy-one-get-one-free wood-fired pizzas and growler fills, roasted red pepper hummus and flatbread, Caesar salad, and other good eats.

The Mudbugs are roots-based with blues, country, and zydeco at the core. You’ll hear original tunes influenced by Clifton Chenier, Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr., and Snooks Eaglin, as well as some favorite Americana covers. The Mudbugs are KG Jackson on vocals and guitar with Candy Jackson on accordion, washboard, triangle, and backup vocals.

Rusty Grape Vineyard offers award-winning wine, beer, and cider every single day of the week. Their hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There’s often live music, and this summer, they are offering Movies on the Lawn every Friday through Sept. 1. They also host other fun events like cider tastings, win-and-yoga workouts (yup, it’s a thing!), cornhole tournaments, ladies nights, and wine-and-paint workshops. Thirsty Thursdays are every Thursday from from 4:30 to 7 p.m., when wine is just $4 a glass and pints of beer are $3.

Mudbugs at Miss Nola’s Café

We hope your toes are ready for tappin’, because Vancouver-based duo The Mudbugs will give a special performance at Miss Nola’s Café from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7. The concert is in honor of downtown Camas’ First Friday event, which is a Mardi Gras-themed tribute to dogs with a doggie parade, costume contest, and doggie-owner look-alike contest. Everyone—two-legged and four-legged—will be decked out in their wildest Mardi Gras outfits and when they get hungry, Miss Nola’s will come to the rescue with classic Low Country Cajun and Creole cuisine.

The Mudbugs are roots based with blues, country, and zydeco at the core. You’ll hear original tunes influenced by Clifton Chenier, Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr., and Snooks Eaglin, as well as some favorite Americana covers. The Mudbugs are KG Jackson on vocals and guitar with Candy Jackson on accordion, washboard, triangle, and backup vocals.

Miss Nola’s Café, owned by Chef Tim and Melissa McCusker, is located at 401 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. The McCuskers met in New Orleans and garnered a considerable amount of experience cooking Low Country cuisine during his tenure in the South. Cajun, Creole, and Southern flavors are the inspiration for the menu. Cocktails like the traditional Hurricane and Charleston Mule are available to guests. The walls are decorated with keepsakes from New Orleans and gifts that people have brought back from Mardi Gras. To learn more, visit missnolas.com.

Blind Taste Testing at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Burnt Bridge Cellars recently began hosting occasional blind taste tests of its wines to customers, and it’s proved to be both popular and fun. Test your taste buds and your wine knowledge during Burnt Bridge’s next blind taste test, happening on Friday, Oct. 14.

Drop by any time from 4 to 9 p.m., when—in addition to the usual selection of award-winning wines—you can challenge your palate to a blind tasting of four different red wines. Burnt Bridge Cellars will provide you with tasting notes (without identifying the wine, of course) and then you sample each wine. All four wines will be poured at once, so you can go back and forth between samples, “studying” with the tasting notes. Once you think you’re ready for the test, you can fill out the ballot. If you get them all right, you’ll get a $10 discount off your next Burnt Bridge purchase and be entered in a drawing to win a bottle of wine. If you DON’T guess them all correctly, you’ll still have a lot of fun!

Come back on Friday, Oct. 21, for regular wine tastings plus food from Ember and Vine and Cajun music with the Mudbugs. Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com. or call 360-695-3363.

Blind Taste Tests, Ember & Vine, and Mudbugs

Burnt Bridge Cellars recently began hosting occasional blind taste tests of its wines, and it’s proved to be both popular and fun. Test your taste buds and your wine knowledge during Burnt Bridge’s next blind taste test, happening on Friday, Oct. 14.

Drop by any time from 4 to 9 p.m., when—in addition to the usual selection of award-winning wines—you can challenge your palate to a blind tasting of four different red wines. Burnt Bridge Cellars will provide you with tasting notes (without identifying the wine, of course) and then you sample each wine. All four wines will be poured at once, so you can go back and forth between samples, “studying” with the tasting notes. Once you think you’re ready for the test, you can fill out the ballot. If you get them all right, you’ll get a $10 discount off your next Burnt Bridge purchase and be entered in a drawing to win a bottle of wine. If you DON’T guess them all correctly, you’ll still have a lot of fun!

On Friday, Oct. 21, there will be regular wine tasting plus food from Ember and Vine and Cajun music with the Mudbugs. Burnt Bridge Cellars is located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Vancouver. To learn more, visit www.burntbridgecellars.com. or call 360-695-3363.