Park + Vine was one of the places to be this Friday as the Over-the-Rhine store celebrated their 2 year anniversary. Vegan fare was provided by the Green Earth Grill, Christian Moerlein beer was plentiful, and Sharon Udoh assembled a musical lineup that included Brandon Dawson, Fanatics and Traitors, and Tumeric.
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May 28, 2009 in Events
There’s so much going on this Friday that you should do yourself a favor and head straight to Over-the-Rhine to find some cultural stimulation. Feel free to add your own events in the comments and, if there’s something happening in the near future that you think our readers would like to know about, email us at events [at] buycincy [dot] com. Enjoy your weekend!
May 24, 2009 in Events
Heading down to the Taste of Cincinnati for Monday’s finale? Here’s our take on some of what we have tasted so far.
- Andy’s Mediterranean Grill – Andy’s is a Taste mainstay, and their quality is consistent year to year. This year, we had the falafel, hummus, and pita which should please veggies and carnivores alike.
- Mac’s Pizza Pub – To quote our tweet earlier today “never underestimate the power of beer cheese.” Macs’ waffle fries with Mt. Carmel beer cheese was spicy enough to not get drowned out by our beer, but not overwhelming.
- Keystone Bar & Grill – This gets our Smallest Portion at Taste award. Admittedly, the Buffalo Chicken Mac n’ Cheese is pretty darn good, but I expect a little more (especially when its mac n’ cheese) for $4.
- Vitors Bistro – The Walnut-Coconut Encrusted Shrimp got the Award of Excellence for Appetizers, and with good reason. After tons of greasy food, the shrimp was refreshing and really really good.
- Mixx – The folks at Mixx were relentless in drawing customers to their booth, handing out flyers and shouting out their specials. It worked. We stopped by for a Cincinnati Roll, which was a tuna tempura roll of some sort. Not bad, and we are certainly happy to see something different at Taste, but sushi is not known for holding up well in summer heat.
- Montgomery Inn – If you love the Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce like we do, there are plenty of options, including what looked to be a good sized serving of ribs. We opted for the Saratoga chips and sauce, a perfect snack to share with your Taste entourage.
May 24, 2009 in Uncategorized
This weekend is the Taste of Cincinnati – it ends tomorrow – so be sure to head downtown and check it out before it’s over!
May 21, 2009 in Events
This weekend is full of reasons to hang out downtown! Feel free to add your own events in the comments and, if there’s something happening in the near future that you think our readers would like to know about, email us at events [at] buycincy [dot] com. Happy Memorial Day, and enjoy your weekend!
May 19, 2009 in Restaurants
This week’s Soapbox features Newport Pizza Co., a brand spankin’ new pizza joint at 601 Monmouth Street in Newport.
Reason we’re excited number 1: Fresh pizza made daily. OK, that one was a gimme.
Reason 2: “variety of micro-brews that any beer connoisseur can appreciate.” We prefer beer snob thank you very much.
Reason 3: Outdoor seating. Tis the season.
Reason 4: Late hours. Until 11pm on weekdays and 1am Friday and Saturday.
Finally, reason 5: It’s about 5 minutes from BuyCincy HQ.
Oh yes, we will be checking this out. Ummm, research….yeah….
May 14, 2009 in Events
Lots of contemporary art, Creole food, and bicycles this weekend! Feel free to add your own events in the comments and, if there’s something happening in the near future that you think our readers would like to know about, email us at events [at] buycincy [dot] com. Enjoy your weekend!
Spencer McKinney, owner of Shhhhh Restaurant
Spencer McKinney plans on bringing some Louisiana flavor to College Hill. Shhhhh Restaurant celebrates its grand opening this Friday, May 15th, taking over an abandoned Woolworth’s on Hamilton Ave.
Part Creole cuisine, part jazz club, Shhhhh will serve up red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo, and seafood from the front deli for lunch and full service restaurant and bar for dinner and late night. Live jazz will accompany patrons on weekend evenings.
The Cincinnati native returned to the Queen City 2 years ago to help care for his parents, coming up with the idea for Shhhhh with his mother shortly after his father passed away. After her passing earlier this year, McKinney remains determined to honor her memory in the restaurant.