Water into Wine Curb Bingo idea unites restaurants

There’s a new game in Town.

Water Into Wine bistro & lounge, 607 N. Campbell Station Road, has partnered with other Farragut restaurants to offer Farragut Curbside Bingo.

The public can play the game by using the curbside or to-go service from any of the participating restaurants: Water Into Wine; Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, 11299 Parkside Drive; Big Kahuna Wings, 12828 Kingston Pike; Cutting Edge Classroom, 817 Herron Road (next to Buddy Gregg’s RVs) off Snyder Road; and Jet’s Pizza, 11124 Kingston Pike.

Patrons order from one of the restaurants with a minimum $10 purchase and keep their date-stamped receipts; get their Bingo card, have it stamped at the curbside pickup team each time they order take-out — one stamp per order; connect five stamps in a row (vertical, diagonal or horizontal) to make a winning Bingo Board; drop off the winning Bingo board with receipts attached at Water into Wine’s Farragut Curbside Bingo Box by Friday, May 1.

Stay tuned by following Water Into Wine’s Facebook page to see who is named grand prize winner.

The drawing will be live on Water into Wine’s Facebook Page for viewing Saturday, May 2.

Water Into Wine owner Candace Viox said more than $125 in prizes and giveaways will go to the grand prize winner, including gift cards, a Jet’s specialty pizza and a bottle of wine.

“We have never had a ‘curbside’ or a ‘to-go’ food campaign since we opened,” Viox said. “This entire concept was created by my amazing management team to ‘stay alive’ during this very difficult time.”

She said “Farragut Curbside Bingo” came about during a Water Into Wine team meeting Friday, April 3, when Kevin Thompson, one of its managers from Miami, shared what he witnessed in larger markets.

“We all worked hard to get it created in four days,” she said. “I e-mailed my restaurant friends in the community and asked each of them if they would be interested.

“Within 20 minutes, every single Farragut Curbside Bingo partner e-mailed back with a resounding yes,” Viox added. “We were so excited,” referring also to Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant general manager John Volpe, Big Kahuna Wings owner Matt Beeler, Angie Sanders, Jet’s Pizza general manager, and Cutting Edge Classroom owner Chef John Alunni.

“God has blessed our team with an amazing Farragut community, and I am so very appreciative of the support.”

As for team unity, “I refused to close and force my team on the ‘mass layoff’ government unemployment pay plan,” Viox said.

Details are available at www.waterintowineknoxville.com and on W2W’s Facebook page.