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“There was a time…when people didn’t go out of their house on Tuesday night at eight o’clock because Milton Berle was on.”

-Ed McMahon

Tuesday nights have a history of being the most boring night of the week, the one where you stay in and try to see if there’s anything good on TV; but times have changed. In Murphys, there is plenty to do to make a boring night into a fun and exciting one. So, if you’re staying at the Dunbar House Bed & Breakfast Inn on a Tuesday night, comb your hair and slap on some lipstick like it’s Friday, and head out the door. A memorable weekday night is just a short walk away.

Once you reach Main Street, turn right, and stroll a short distance, you’ll find Alchemy Wine Bar and Café at 191 Main Street. At Alchemy, every Tuesday is Winemaker’s Night, where a local wine is the star of the night. Featured wines are only $5 a glass or $20 a bottle, and wine-paired chef specials are available to choose from as well as their regular menu. Free live music on the patio is also included from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Great wine, food, and music altogether can make any weekday feel like the weekend.

Tonight, the featured wine is from Aloria Vineyards, with live music performed by George Haskell.

On April 23, the featured wine is from Stevenot Winery, with live music performed by Ras Beeken Dan.

On April 30, the featured wine is from Newsome Harlow Wines, with live music performed by Slade Rivers.

Check out the Alchemy Café menu on their website or their Facebook page to see what local wine and musician is being featured for Winemaker’s Night. Call 209-728-0700 for reservations or more information.

Winemaker’s Night isn’t the only exciting Tuesday night event happening. And maybe you happen to be a fan of pickles. On May 7, Marisolio Tasting Bar is hosting a cooking class called, “Let’s Get Pickled!” with returning guest chef Bambi Porter. Porter runs a catering company The Gypsy Cowgirl Kitchen Company and is also a certified Master Food Preserver. She will be teaching students how to pickle baby carrots with champagne vinegar, and refrigerating pickles with dill, red pepper, and jalapeno. The Tuesday night class will be taught from 6 to 8 p.m. costs $40 per person, but if you bring a friend, you’ll get $5 off! It’s a recipe for a good time!

For more information about Marisolio Tasting bar, visit or call (209) 728-8853 to reserve a spot in their cooking classes. If you decide to walk there from the Dunbar House Bed & Breakfast Inn, turn left once you hit Main Street and keep walking until you reach 488 Main Street, Suite 101.

During any time of the year, or even any day during the week, you can always go to and check out their calendar of events to find out more about upcoming events.

From wine tasting to fine cooking and fun classes, Tuesday night—or any night—is never boring in Murphys. Or, just stroll on down Main Street and be surprised. Maybe you’ll find a restaurant, bar, or community class that draws you in. After all, it’s just another Tuesday night in Murphys.

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