Tanya tasting

tanyaOne of the questions I always get from readers is “When’s Tanya Tandoc going to open another restaurant?”

And the answer that Tanya — former owner of the popular Tanya’s Soup Kitchen — always gives me is “NEVER! EVER!” (Which she quickly follows with a wink and an under-the-breath muttering that maybe, possibly someday if she could find the right spot.)

Fans of Tanya’s who don’t want to wait for her to be bitten by the restaurant bug again can chat with her in person on Wednesday, Aug. 4., at a wine tasting at Mike’s Wine Dive, 4714 E. Douglas.

Mike’s will serve appetizers and wine samples in porcelain dishes Tanya (also an artist) made herself. The porcelain pieces will be for sale, as will be some of Tanya’s drawings, which are on display in the restaurant. The event is being put on by Trish Higgins Fine Art.

The tasting will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is $25. There are 60 seats available, so call soon for a reservation at 316-613-2772.