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Spotlight: Zinful

Zinful Restaurant, 7541 Dutch Rd. in Waterville, Ohio. Zinful Restaurant, 7541 Dutch Rd. in Waterville, Ohio.
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Address: 7541 Dutch Rd., Waterville.

Origin of your name: Everyone thinks it is a play on "sinful." This wasn't the intention but it's led to many interesting conversations. Zin is a style and reference for wine but it was already in use. The suffix "ful" was added to suggest the glass is full of Zin.

What makes your place unique: Our ability to satisfy an array of palates and preferences. The entrance features a wine bar. As you move through the restaurant you pass a fine dining room, a casual sports lounge, a private dining room, and a large walk-in humidor. There is something for everyone and every taste: an extensive wine list of more than 170 wines, 18 craft beers on tap, a four-star menu with casual and fine dining food, and a humidor full of domestic and international cigars. We can accommodate private wine tastings, large group events, and fund-raisers.

What kind of entertainment do you feature: Live jazz every Friday 7:30-10:30 p.m., including Jazzaddiction, Lori LeFevre, Chris Buzzelli, Morgen Stiegler. On Saturdays, we showcase other musical styles, most often local musicians performing acoustic sets, including Luke James and Tom Drummonds and the occasional live band.

Clientele: Our guests are as diverse as our offerings: singles, couples, families, companies. It's a stimulating mix of ages, backgrounds, and interests.

Upcoming events: Luke James, Saturday, 8-11 p.m.; wine tastings every Wednesday 6-9 p.m.; wine dinners on the last Wednesday of each month, and a New Year's Eve wine and beer tasting celebration!

Web site: Zinfulwine.com.

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