Happy Fat Tuesday!

Woof out from the Winery! Max here!

Since Rubie did the blogging the last two times, I thought I’d cut her some slack and do it this time. And I’ve got so much to tell ya!

If you guys follow us on Twitter at @MaxnRubie, you know that last weekend was Mardi Gras around here. And true to form, any time there’s a celebration, there’s dumb hats in the picture for me and Rubes. And Mardi Gras really brings on some doozies!

Dads tried to get Rubie to wear a feathered mask. They thought it was cute. But she was having none of it!

It tickles! I am NOT wearing this! - Rubie

It tickles! I am NOT wearing this! – Rubie

I however didn’t mind it so much. Sure liked it better than the Jester’s hat!

I think I look mysterious and quite debonaire! Dontcha think? Woof! - Max

I think I look mysterious and quite debonaire! Dontcha think? Woof! – Max

So they finally found one that worked for her. And surprise surprise it was a tiara. Well her being such a Princess, it did seem appropriate. I’ll tell you the girl sure knows how to wear royal accessories!

Mon Dieu! But I am gorgeous!

Mon Dieu! But I am gorgeous!

So over the weekend there were beads and wine a flowin, but the thing that really got Rubes and I jazzed was the food! The Café served Muffuletta as our dish. And come to find out, that’s just a monster sub for all intents and purposes! Suh-weet! Wish we had that for Superbowl Sunday! But better late than never! And we had Marie’s Baklava here Saturday. Yummers! And of course I’m saving my fave for last! CHEESE! This month, our Whey Local Saturday fell on Mardi Gras, so the kids from Sunset View Creamery were here for the festivities handing out their cheeses which included those little nuggets of love — Cheese Curds! I can eat them like humans eat potato chips!

The kids from Sunset View Creamery! Kept us in cheese all day Saturday! LOVE them!

The kids from Sunset View Creamery! Kept us in cheese all day Saturday! LOVE them!

Now add to that Pizza Nite on Friday, and brunch on Sunday and it was just a weekend long feeding frenzy! In fact, I’m pretty sure I now know why they call it Fat Tuesday! I think Rubes and I put on five pounds each! The doctor even yelled at Dad that Rubie needs to go on a diet. He said she’s getting rotund! Haha! She prefers pleasantly plump, but let’s call a spade a spade. She’s becoming a porker! I told her if she’d dance with me a little, she could eat to her heart’s content, but she’d prefer to lay on her throne, so what am I gonna do? Well dance of course! And we had great music this past weekend, including the Zydeco Trail Riders. Luvs that big washboardy thing! And I learned a new dance! The two-step. And if I say so myself, I was doggone good at it!

twosteppin

And of course, we had lots of revelers! And happy party goers means lots of snax for me and the Rotund One!

Well it's good to know that it's not just Rubes and I that wear those silly hats and masks!

Well it’s good to know that it’s not just Rubes and I that wear those silly hats and masks!

It may look like they're hanging out with Travis, but they're actually dropping treats to me and Rubie!

It may look like they’re hanging out with Travis, but they’re actually dropping treats to me and Rubie!

And no party would ever be complete without some four-legged friends for me and Rubes to hang out with! You know we luvs our greyhounds around here, and we’re so glad they come around more than greyhound weekend! Here’s a few football fans that came to play!

My boy Taj is a Steeler's fan! Maybe next year buddy!

My boy Taj is a Steeler’s fan! Maybe next year buddy!

Rosie! Stickin her tongue out at me. Flirty girl! Luv it!

Rosie! Stickin her tongue out at me. Flirty girl! Luv it!

So you’d think we’d need to get some rest in right? Nope! Here comes Valentine’s Day! And that means more great food and fun! Of course the goddesses of the Café have pulled out all the stops and created a special menu for Valentine’s Day. And as you know, with any special menu comes a few weeks of heavy taste testing! Rubie and I really dug testing duties for this one! Seafood, steak, poultry, pasta! Good Lord it’s amazing we didn’t get gout!

See what I'm talkin about?? Yum! Guess there's still a few seats left if you're in the area. And of course Rubes and I will be not too far away should you feel the need to give us a little scrap or two!

See what I’m talkin about?? Yum! Guess there’s still a few seats left if you’re in the area. And of course Rubes and I will be not too far away should you feel the need to give us a little scrap or two!

And of course there’s lots goin on in the winery too from Valentine’s Day on. In fact this weekend is Chocolate, Wine & Roses! Every time ya buy something ya get a sweet smellin rose! Plus there’s chocolate and wine tastings all weekend — and you KNOW we’re famous for our fudge. Of course that’s one treat Rubes and I can’t partake of, but we see people ooing and ahing over it all the time so it must be good! They’re doin a bunch of wine and chocolate specials too…

A bottle of Cab Franc with Dark Chocolate Fudge for $23

A bottle of Cab Franc with Dark Chocolate Fudge for $23

2 Bottles of Sweet Rosie with Milk Chocolate Fudge for $23

2 Bottles of Sweet Rosie with Milk Chocolate Fudge for $23

Then on top of it all, Teacher’s Recess Week in Ithaca kicks off! And we luvs the teachers! When the kids are on break they come out to play with us! And we appreciate all they do, so we’ve got a bunch of fun things planned for them too, like a free glass of wine with their meal in the Café, 10% off 1 or 2 bottles 15% off 3 or more, and free wine tastings for teachers and their pets!

The last one we got really excited about! We thought it meant that had to bring their pooches to get that dealio. But Dads explained that it meant they get to bring a two legged friend to share the tasting with. Darn! But hey, just a quick shout out — bring your dogs too! We’ll entertain them while you enjoy your wine!

And speaking of entertaining, a great weekend like this is gonna require some great music, and we’ve got it! For the Friday Nite Pizza Party we’ve got Blue Skies from 6-8! I can really shake my tail to these guys! Then Sunday, after Brunch, we’ve got Strat Cat WIllie Hayes from 4-6. This guy is so cool and smooth! Totally dig him.

stratcat

So listen, if you’re not doin anything this weekend, get down here and spend some time with me n Rubes! And bring your 4-legged family members! And the kids too, cuz they snack us real good! And I luv dancin with them!

So see ya this weekend right?

Woof out!

Max & The Butterball

One comment on “Happy Fat Tuesday!”

  1. Those are some stylish caninines. Love the hat.


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