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Music Venues Abound in Murphys, CA by Bethany Woy
There is nothing like listening to live music. Yes, your ipod and CD can ease your troubles in the car—but there is something about sitting down and watching talented musicians taking you away to a far off place. Now, add that live music experience with a glass of wine and delicious food and you’ve found yourself a new spot to be. Every. Week. The following are a few places in Calaveras County where you can kick back, relax and let the good times roll… May I suggest booking a Food and Wine tour with Local Roots Food Tours and hitting up one of these lovely establishments after your tour to listen to some amazing local musicians???
Alchemy Market - 191 Main Street, Murphy’s, Ca (209) 728-0700 Alchemy is a very well known and loved restaurant in Murphy’s and boasts Chef Jason Wright’s personal menu. The lovely interior showcases California Cuisine while adding local flair with their wine menu and baked goods. Not only is the menu to die for, live music is played at Alchemy TWO times a week! (My kind of place!) Every Tuesday from 4pm-8pm, $5 glasses of wine are served and Alchemy also offers a menu of fresh fish dishes as well as house made desserts. Sounds good to me!
Every Friday, Alchemy offers jazz music by Matt Cullen on their patio from 5:30pm-8pm. The music is free- but the restaurant asks that you call for reservations and stay for dinner. Seems like a pretty easy thing to me. Alchemy also suggests if the mood strikes you- feel free to get up and dance!
V Restaurant, Bar & Bistro 402 Main Street, Murphy’s (209) 728-0107 Any place that has been voted “best cocktail” years over, gets a gold star in my book. V Restaurant in Murphy’s has done just that. Not only are their award winning cocktails amazing- their menu showcases fresh, local and organic food that is absolutely mouth watering. Lamb meatballs or fresh vegetable risotto? Yes, please. Pair this with some local wine (or cocktail if that strikes your fancy) and some live music? You’ve got yourself a perfect night. Each Friday and Saturday night, V offers local music that will knock your socks off! My suggestion is to check out their Facebook page for updates, calendars and specials. You won’t be sorry you did!
Want to make a full weekend of it? The V Restaurant is located in the Victoria Inn- check out their website and see if there are any reservations so you can make it a weekend destination!
Twisted Oak Winery 363 Main Street, Murphy’s, (209) 728-3000 A beautiful winery with amazing wine, that has the brilliant idea to start a concert series? I’m in. Twisted Oak Winery has now released their summer concert series and boy does it look like fun! The winery offers a breath taking venue as well as food, drink and (most importantly!) delicious Twisted Oak Wine. The winery allows you to bring in your own food and drink (but the big wigs ask that you keep alcoholic beverages at home)- which I am okay with, because Twisted Oak wine is absolutely delicious. Hanging out under the stars while listening to beautiful folk music? Sounds like the perfect summer evening to me. Check out their website right now and purchase some tickets for these events. I guarantee they will sell out quickly.
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Looking for a fun way to get out and explore your palate? Murphys is one of Calaveras County’s foodie destinations. During the month of May there are some great ways to satisfy all your taste buds. Look no more for Things To Do in Murphys when it comes to food, fun and friends!
MURPHYS FOOD & WINE WALKING TOURS - MAY 4th – May 26th (ongoing tours), 11:15am
What could be the best way to hit 9 different foodie stops in one town in a 3 hour period? A walking food and wine tour no doubt! Local Roots Food Tours offers a culinary adventure like none other. A personal culinary concierge will guide you and your friends on a walking journey stopping and meeting Murphys local chefs, artisan shop owners and passionate vintners all while entertaining you with many fun stories on when, where and how Murphys got its name and why this town was voted one of the Top Small Towns in 2011 by Sunset Magazine. Advanced ticketing required. Tours run Friday and Saturdays through the entire month of May (and beyond!). Visit their website: http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com or 1-800-407-8918
GOLD COUNTRY WINE & CHEESE FESTIVAL – Saturday, May 5th, 11am – 4pm
Award wining cheesemakers from the California Artisan Cheese Guild; taste and buy over 30 artisan California cheeses paired with Lavendar Ridge wines. Festival locate in Copperopolis, CA $25 per person. More info: http://www.lavenderridgevineyard.com