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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Taste Better Together: Grassroots & Vine Celebrates One Year

Grassroots & Vine Charcuterie Board

Grassroots & Vine: Customer Appreciation One Year Anniversary Celebration

It's been a year since Barb and Chuck Thomas officially opened the doors of Grassroots & Vine in the Midway District of Fort Thomas. Countless plates of artisan cheeses, savory flatbreads, salads, and paninis have made their way to the bright and airy dining room. Friends, family and colleagues have raised glasses of the best wine to celebrate major and minor events. The Thomas' vision of "Serving Up Community Cheer" has come to fruition and has evolved into something more robust than they imagined. 

Celebrate the one year anniversary of Grassroots & Vine this Thursday from 6pm - 9pm. Enjoy a complimentary tasting buffet, shop locally made goods, sample the famous pimento cheese platter, and charcuterie boards while exploring wine and cocktail pairings for purchase all evening. Chef Joseph Hren will be working his magic so guests can order from the menu. Enjoy light music by local musician Chase Saunders, shop local Kentucky Proud merchandise, and enter to win giveaways! Whether it's your first time or 100th time, bring your family, meet up with friends or just stop to enjoy great food and community spirit.

Celebrating Community & Serving Up Cheer

"Chuck and I have always believed if you give back to the community the community will give back to you." The celebration will be an evening of gratitude and a time for the Thomas' to thank the community and customers who have made the last year possible. Barb shared, "We've moved forward by listening to our customers and the community that has supported us. Our mission has always started with community and we wanted to provide a wonderful restaurant where people can enjoy lunch, dinner, cocktails, wine, local art, coffee, and shop for merchandise - a one stop shop."

Kentucky Proud merchandise at Grassroots & Vine

Food, Wine, Cocktails, & Coffee

Each plate served is guaranteed to taste incredible and has been held to the same impeccable standard of quality no matter what day of the week or time of day. Chef Joe and Barb have spent the last year finessing recipes to perfection. Each plate of food starts with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. From the house made pesto that starts with handfuls of fresh basil to the small batch balsamic drizzle that caps off the flatbread to the signature cocktail ingredients, everything is made fresh to ensure peak freshness.

Famous Pimento Cheese Board

Grassroots & Vine's mission has always been to bring community together over great food and drinks. "We opened with a menu and listened to our customers letting their feedback direct the menu offerings. We test everything over and over, making sure it fits our culture. Our menu has evolved into an offering of our best selling items. We put passion into making and serving our food. We make it from scratch, from beginning to when it arrives at the table." 

It's all about bringing community together, trying different foods and flavors, enjoying a certain wine that tastes great with the different items. Flavors enhance each other - "taste better together."

A Stellar Staff

Grassroots & Vine is a place where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and hop on the WiFi, conduct a meeting over lunch, unwind with friends, or host a party. Regardless of what you brings you to the table, you can be sure of the exceptional quality of the food. Chef Joe's culinary talent and thoughtful nature can be seen in each order that leaves his kitchen. 

Chef Joe in the Grassroots & Vine kitchen

He summed up his philosophy, "I don't get too lost in the grind to forget to appreciate each plate, regardless of the time of day. You never know what the person getting served that plate of food is going through. If they are having a good day, it can make it better. If they are having a bad day, it can make it better... I can’t believe what we've created here, how beautiful the food looks when we send it out. It still blows me away every day."

In addition to Chef Joe, the Thomas' want to say thank you to the entire staff, over half of whom helped open the restuarant. "The staff becomes part of the family. It's a powerful testimonial to say that we have people that have been with us from day one." 

The Perfect Event Space

Grassroots & Vine has evolved from its original model into a community happening spot. Enjoy food and live music in the evenings with your family, friends, on a date night, or a girls night out. The staff makes you feel at home while you can enjoy food that is not only delicious, but healthy, locally sourced. 

Recent event at Grassroots & Vine

This past year saw the beginning of what will become annual events like the Grassroots & Vine Kentucky Derby Party where 50% of proceeds benefitted the Fort Thomas Education Foundation, the Mother's Day Luncheon, and 4th of July celebration which included a pub crawl and a parade patio party. It's the perfect, one-stop shop for small to medium sized events. The staff takes care of everything from food to decor to clean up. All you and your guests have to do is show up.

The Thomas' are heading into their second year full of new ideas and inspirations drawn from their beloved community and amazing customers! Grab a friend and join them in celebrating this milestone together!

Customer Appreciation One Year Anniversary Celebration

Thursday July 25

6pm - 9pm

Grassroots & Vine
1011 S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas
(859) 814-8391

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