Dozens of Washington’s newest wineries will introduce themselves Aug. 26 at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center’s first-ever “Rising Stars” event.
The showcase is organized in conjunction with Tasting Rom Magazine to showcase wineries whose first vintage is seven years old or less.
The event begins with a VIP hour at 5 p.m. at the Prosser wine center, 2140 Wine Country Road.
VIP tickets are $40 and general admission is $30. The evening features booths from 40 new wineries, which will pour and sell their wines. Seattle’s Tom Douglas restaurants will provide appetizers.
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Mid-Columbia wineries on the list include 2dor and Forsyth Family Vintners of Prosser; Longship Cellars Maloney Wine, Schooler Nolan Winery and Upsidedown Wine of Richland; Muret Gaston of Benton City, and Schlagel Santo of Pasco.
Go to theclorecenter.org for information.
Kabobs in Kennewick
Saad Ahmed has opened a kabob restaurant and Middle Eastern grocery in Kennewick.
Al Basha Kabob Restaurant, 3600 W. Clearwater Ave., is the Tri-Cities’ first kabob restaurant and serves gyros, shawarma, falafel, shish kebabs, shish taouk and other popular Middle Eastern fare.
It offers free delivery for orders over $20 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 509-579-0801 for information.
Ahmed also operates a Middle Eastern-oriented grocery across the street. Al Basha Market and Smoke Shop is at 3509 W. Clearwater Ave. and supplies grocery and other items.