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Vic's Cafe, the addition to the beloved ice cream parlor next door, has applied for a license to sell beer and wine, Cowtown Eats learned in a visit over the weekend.

The cafe, not yet a year old, plans to expand its evening business by serving alcohol. Since its opening, it has expanded from a very limited menu serving just coffee and breakfast pastries to lunch items such as wraps. This is the latest in their expansion plans, although they are not yet sure if they will expand their hours.

As a neighborhood resident, I'm very excited for another venue to grab a beer or a glass of wine within walking distance. Just a week ago, a group of friends and I had dinner at Masullo and wanted another after dinner drink, but felt guilty taking up table space with a line of diners waiting to eat. Nearby Riverside Clubhouse wasn't a real option since their bar is always busy on the weekend. We settled on Iron Grill, an adequate choice, but with a limited wine list.

Per the store personnel, the public notice has to be up at least 3 months before they can start serving alcohol. The posting went up on Oct. 20, which means that the end of January is the earliest they can start serving beer and wine. The type of liquor they've applined for will not allow Vic's to serve hard liquor.

I hope the Vic's Cafe team builds a great wine and beer program. The demographics of the neighborhood would certainly support a sophisticated and unique menu.

I can't wait to finally have a place that I can walk home from after several drinks.

Vic's Cafe is located at 3193 Riverside Blvd., and can be found online at http://cafevics.com/.

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