Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 2.57.27 PM

“last call” on fried chicken | smoked rip tips & hot link combo | “off-menu” chocolate dessert

There is a lot of great dishes being prepared at Carpe Vino this week and we will share more in a follow-up email Thursday.  But…for now, here is what’s on the agenda for the next couple days!  Be sure to read this entire email, so you can’t say “I didn’t know you were having ___________?!?”

Hope to see you this week and if not, let’s make it soon!  Cheers from all of us at CV!


tri-tip tuesday (5-9pm)

little gem & frisee salad w/ tri-tipgreen goddess, bacon lardon, summer cucumber, cherry tomato, point reyes blue, 63-degree egg – 19

cv tri-tip platter | sliced smoked tri-tip w/ taters, mushroom gravy and “something green”  – 19

~available in restaurant & bar~

wiener wednesday (11:30am – 8pm)

Every Wednesday through the MLB season we open at 11:30am so you can snag our famous “Chicago Dog!

All “Chicago-Dogs” will be served w/ delicious and perfectly CRINKLE CUT FRIES!!!  Single Dog $7 or double down and do Two Dogs for $12!  Don’t forget your PBR & KOOZIE FOR JUST A BUCK!

~available in the bar only, no regular menu items available before 4pm~

Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 3.02.02 PM

mid-week special (tuesday – thursday)

(10 orders available)

Tonight – Thursday we will be offering  “CLASSIC FRIED CHICKEN” our “Week-Day Special,” which will be coming off the menu next week.  NO…it’s not going away for good, just taking a little hiatus!  We have only 10 orders available per night on a first come, first served basis (sorry, no reserves).


fried chicken

classic fried chickenpotato puree, veal glace, “something green” – 15


Available tonight-Thursday both restaurant & bar at 5PM – til sold out!



Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 3.02.02 PM


thursday night smoked specialty

So, so nice, we are doing it twice!  We don’t repeat often, but this week, Pitmaster Spencer Smith and the Carpe Vino team will taking another run at Carpe Vino’s smoked rib tips and hot link combo!  Recently we found an article in the Chicago Tribune highlighting the “BEST BBQ ON CHICAGO’S SOUT SIDE” (click link to left for full story) and this dish, the RIB TIP and HOT LINK COMBO is KING!

Don’t want to read the whole article, here is what you need to know: “While not the most expensive cuts, when treated carefully by expert pitmasters, the combo hits with maximum force. If you don’t mind some deft eating around the inedible bits, rib tips offer unbridled bites of absurdly juicy pork. And what better partner for something so unhinged than an aggressively seasoned and spicy link of sausage? As is tradition, these meats rest upon a bed of french fries where they are drenched in sauce (unless you ask for sauce on the side) and covered with a couple slices of white bread.”  Chicago Tribune, Nick Kindesperger, June 26, 2019



smoked rib tips & hot link

We did a ‘lil “R&D” (research & development) yesterday and test out this dish truly is SMOKIN’!!!  The kicker…Pitmaster Spencer Smith’s “Shred Sauce!”

smoked rib tips & hot link | fries, shred sauce – 16

Available Thursday 8/8 both restaurant & bar at 5PM – til sold out!




Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 3.02.02 PM


want more?  follow us on instagram!

With so many changes, so many items to offer, the quickest and easiest platform for us to use is INSTAGRAM.  We have two accounts; one specifically for Carpe Vino (restaurant) which you can follow @carpevinoauburn.  OR, for all things related to CV Wine & Spirits, ie; sales/deals/allocations, follow us @cv_wine_and_spirits.  Don’t worry, we don’t post every minute of every day, just let you know about the good stuff…like the menu items below.


salmon pastrami mi-cuit

Too pretty not to share!  Chef Tim Dube prepared this “salmon pastrami mi-cuit” appetizer as a special for our weekend diners.  Hope to see it again soon!

salmon pastrami mi-cuit |roasted beets, horseradish creme fraiche,  crispy capers, rye bread & brown butter crumble, pickled beet duck egg yolk jam, dill.  -not currently available-

Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 3.02.02 PM





vanilla panna cotta

Chef Olivia Poulos is at again with this ridiculous summertime dessert.  Absolutely delicious and perfect way to finish off the night!

vanilla panna cotta | elderberry syrup, candied plum, lavender sablé – 9


Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 3.02.02 PM


chocolate pot de creme

For those of you craving a “CHOCOLATE” dessert – you won’t find this one on the menu.  JUST ASK and make sure to get SKREWBALL back…you won’t be disappointed.

chocolate pot de creme|w/ Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey (optional) – 16 w/ Skrewball or 9 without.








Yeah, that looks refreshing doesn’t it?!?  Carpe Vino’s very own “cocktail creator” Renae Johnson, crafts her expression of the “Blackberry Bourbon Smash.”  Now available starting tonight at 4pm!

blackberry bourbon smash | larceny bourbon, blackberries, lemon juice, sugar cube, mint, club soda – 13


Screen Shot 2019-07-30 at 2.57.27 PM

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The CV Crew