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Sip ‘n’ Shop with Vine & Tap at Lakeside

09:00 December 21, 2021
By: Gracie Wise

Does Christmas shopping stress you out? If you're dreading bustling crowds, long lines, and deciding what to buy for your loved ones, why not visit Lakeside Shopping Center's newest bar and sip an eggnog to-go to take the edge off a little?

Located in the Center Court of the mall, Vine & Tap Wine & Cocktail Bar opened to shoppers on December 16, just in time for the holidays. They offer a variety of wines by the glass, including prosecco, rosé, chardonnay, cabernet, and pinot noir. Frozen cocktails, beer, seltzer, and retail-bottled wine are also available. To welcome the Christmas season, guests can buy a sweet and spicy eggnog.

"Vine & Tap is the perfect place to have a glass of wine and people watch, or this week, grab a cocktail to-go and finish up your last-minute Christmas shopping," Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts CEO Marv Ammari said.

Vine & Tap is one of Creole Cuisine's latest projects, whose mission is to empower its team members to deliver a culinary experience to guests while being a leader in the hospitality industry. One of their most recent projects is A Tavola Restaurant & Wine Bar, which specializes in modern Italian cuisine in a family-friendly environment.

"Vine & Tap offers our clientele something completely different from anything else we have," Lakeside General Manager Lisa Manzella said. "We look forward to another successful venture."

A full café menu will be available after the holidays, and hours of operation will reflect mall hours.

For more information and to purchase a Creole Cuisine gift card, visit

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