I went out 5 of 7 nights – yeah yeah yeah – I know – I’m broke now – but I had fun! Where did I go? Let’s explore!
Mesh is off the Union Center exit in West Chester. It’s fabulous food and great service. The little extras at Mesh – the amuse bouche was a nice touch, soft butter (always a plus for me) and choices for everyone. I like the little touches like the imprint on the chocolate. I always enjoy Mesh!
Brown Dog Cafe in Mason is such a hidden treasure. It’s in a strip mall – is anything good in a strip mall? Hell yeah! The above was the Wild Boar with cumin and avocado – such a fabulous flavor. Brown Dog gets the Food Hussy’s Favorite Food Overall! award for the week.
Daveed’s in Mt. Adams is always on the list of “favorites” for most in Cincinnati…would it make my list? Well I have to say – it was much better than any other time I’ve been there – but still not on my favorites. The service was okay although when one patron asked for a vegetarian option instead of the fish (was was denoted as “vegetarian friendly” – not really – it’s fish!) – the waiter offered up the duck (um – really – as my vegetarian friend says “I don’t eat anything with eyeballs”). We all chuckled over that. The duck was fabulous, the vegetarian option provided looked good too but the desserts weren’t fabulous. It was again – okay IMHO.
So there you have it – Restaurant Week for the Spring of 2009 is a thing of the past. $150+ later and I’m full and tired! But I had a blast! I will have full reviews of everything on Food Hussy in the next day or two.
I for one, can’t wait until the fall! I also had a bunch of new recruits that had never been before – so hey – I’m not the only one ready for it all to happen again! I hope more restaurants jump on the bandwagon and join the GCI!