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Eat, Drink and Give to Charity

By Heather Smith · July 2nd, 2008 · The Dish
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Ken Griffey Jr.'s Charity Wines debuted on Father's Day.



Just when you thought it was safe to cut down on dining out, summer brings even more opportunities to eat and drink new things in new places. At least you can do some of it in the name of charity. On July 9, Kona Bistro in Oakley will hold a Community Night benefit for Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that encourages preteen girls to develop self-esteem through running. The general public is invited to dine from 6-10 p.m. and proceeds will be collected through bar tips.

On Father's Day, Ken Griffey Jr. announced his new Charity Wines -- 600 Home Run Club Vintage and Junior Cabernet. Proceeds will go to the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation, which supports several causes, including children's hospitals across the U.S. These limited selections won't go on sale at local retailers until May 2009.

New places to eat and drink: Modern Relish Tapas, described as an oasis of new age tapas, just opened its doors in Mason with James Kankowski (formerly of Losantiville Country Club) as Executive Chef.

The Summit Restaurant at The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State now serves dinner to the public. Gourmet dishes are prepared fresh daily under the direction of Executive Chef Matthew Winterrowd, formerly the chef de cuisine of Daveed's.

In August, Logan's is coming to Colerain Twp. Just when you thought it was safe to cut down on dining out, summer brings even more opportunities to eat and drink new things in new places. At least you can do some of it in the name of charity. On July 9, Kona Bistro in Oakley will hold a Community Night benefit for Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that encourages preteen girls to develop self-esteem through running. The general public is invited to dine from 6-10 p.m. and proceeds will be collected through bar tips. ...

On Father's Day, Ken Griffey Jr. announced his new Charity Wines -- 600 Home Run Club Vintage and Junior Cabernet. Proceeds will go to the Ken Griffey Jr. Family Foundation, which supports several causes, including children's hospitals across the U.S. These limited selections won't go on sale at local retailers until May 2009. ...

New places to eat and drink: Modern Relish Tapas, described as an oasis of new age tapas, just opened its doors in Mason with James Kankowski (formerly of Losantiville Country Club) as Executive Chef. ...

The Summit Restaurant at The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State now serves dinner to the public. Gourmet dishes are prepared fresh daily under the direction of Executive Chef Matthew Winterrowd, formerly the chef de cuisine of Daveed's. ...

In August, Logan's is coming to Colerain Twp. The restaurant seeks to re-create a classic roadhouse experience. Employing approximately 130 local residents, Logan's will serve mesquite-grilled steaks, ribs and homemade yeast rolls in a "throw your peanut shells on the floor" atmosphere. ...

Roosters in Milford will hold its grand opening on July 14. A family-friendly sports restaurant, their signature dish is the chicken wing.

New things to eat, drink and do: The new Oceanaire downtown celebrates Summer Salmon Season with special salmon dishes. ...

The Bean Haus at Mainstrasse in Covington will host a Scrabble tournament every Tuesday in July from 7-9 p.m. ...

Twist Lounge downtown offers a new $5 Summer Drink List from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. The list features a blend of light wines, cocktails, Sangria with a French Twist and a complimentary Mediterranean tart. ...

Jean-Robert at Pigall's downtown offers their new Four Star $40 menu to celebrate Jean-Robert's rating. Enjoy four courses including shrimp ravioli, red trout, pork tenderloin and sweets. 6-9 p.m. July 1-3 and July 8-10. For reservations, call 513-721-1345. ...

Black Finn will hold a DERF Magazine Happy Hour July 11 from 6-9 p.m. ...

Whole Foods at Rookwood Commons will hold their Friday night 5 for 5 Wine Tastings with five wines and five food pairings for $5 from 5-7 p.m. ...

The Oscar Event Center (5540 E. Dixie Hwy., Fairfield) will hold a free Rocky Patel Cigar Tasting Event on July 10 from 5-8 p.m.


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