If you drive north on East Liberty in
Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a
building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the
semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.
Liquid brunches aren’t anything new, but
lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite
amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing
throughout the city.
Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues
to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and
tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and
Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout
Clocking in at more than 4,000
square-feet, the OTR location is the biggest 16-Bit yet, with a
sprawling layout featuring a centralized U-shaped bar and games. Because
it’s basically a bar with video games, you must be 21 to enter, and if
you drink, you play for free.
Cincinnati is filled with artisan bakers,
so what’s one more? At Oakley Fancy Flea Market (O.F.F. Market) on May
30, Karina Rice debuted her handcrafted donuts under the moniker
Gadabout Doughnuts, a term meaning “a person who flits about in social
Fort Thomas is not exactly known as a
pizza destination, but with the advent of 15 North, which opened last
month, that’s changing. Owners Lori and Ed Gossman left their Italian
restaurant in Washington D.C., Roscoe’s Pizzeria, in exchange for a
quieter life in Northern Kentucky, opening their new restaurant at 15 N.
Fort Thomas Ave. (hence the name) in a former Mio’s.
“Buy a thing of arugula from the store.
Dump it in a bowl.” This is the beginning of Mandy Levy’s Buffauxlo
Chicken Salad recipe from her new book Calorie Accounting: The Foolproof Diet-by-Numbers Plan for a Skinnier New You.