Along with serving up fair-trade coffee drinks, Taza supports organizations that positively impact the local and global community by offering monthly "Friends On A Mission" mini-grants to groups who need the funds for community service ideas. ... Amor de Brazil, the Brazilian churrascaria-style steakhouse in Mason (5150 Merten Drive) has added seafood to its menu for a limited time. The restaurant will be serving whole live Maine lobster, a land-and-sea combo, grilled shrimp, herb-crusted salmon and large sea scallops now through Easter (March 23). ... Claddagh Irish Pub at Newport on the Levee continues its annual Galway Seafood Fest through March 22. Menu items include Toasted Lobster Ravioli, Filet of Sole McDermott, Seafood Newberg, Snapper O'Donovan and Salmon Fish and Chips. ... St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated throughout the city. The green beer will be flowing freely at O'Bryon's Irish Pub in O'Bryonville Friday-Monday. There will be bagpipes and Irish dancing as well. At Molly Malone's Covington you can celebrate with bands all day, including Roger Drawdy & the Firestarters. Celtic Core, Troubadours of Divine Bliss!, the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Silver Arm and The Kevin Fox Band. At Black Finn Restaurant & Saloon (19 E. Seventh St., Downtown) celebrate with green beads, green beer and corned beef and cabbage starting at 11 a.m. on St. Patty's Day. The Tavern Restaurant Group will be celebrating the big day at all its locations. On Monday The Pub Rookwood will feature and Irish Breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. The day will include giveaways, beer specials and live music. The Pub Crestview Hills will be celebrating from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. with live music and food and drink specials and Nicholson's Tavern & Pub will be celebrating all weekend and through St. Patrick's Day with $4 green beer pints, Irish Stew, Beef Brisket with mashed potatoes and braised vegetables and Bailey's Cheesecake. ... The Pasta Bar & Buffet at The Grille at Palm Court is now offering two pasta choices. You can create-your-own pasta for $9.50 or select The Palm Court Buffet which includes the pasta bar, entrées, sides, salads and dessert buffet for $12.50. The offer is available Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. ... The Cricket Lounge and Palace Restaurant have kicked off a new Bistro Lunch Menu that will be offered daily. The menu is available in the lounge from 11:30 a.m.-midnight; most menu items range from $8-$13. The new menu highlights fresh-made soups and salads, panini, pasta and gourmet burgers. The Palace Restaurant will now also feature daily entrées highlighting Chef Romuald Jung's signature dishes. ... A Korean bakery and café will open next to Riverside Korean Restaurant in Covington by the end of the month and will serve coffee, Korean teas and Korean desserts. At night the café will serve Korean and dessert wines, plus appetizers from the restaurant's menu. ... Join Taste of Belgium for the last stop on its Waffle Tour when they bring fresh Belgian waffles to Blue Manatee in Oakley on Sunday. ... Participating members of the Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week will extend their three-course $25.08 promotion through Friday due to the inclement weather. For a complete list of participating restaurants, log on to www.gcindependents.com.
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