CityBeat’s Bourbon & Bacon — If you like eating divine swine products
or drinking high-quality brown liquor, head to New Riff Distillery for CityBeat’s annual Bourbon & Bacon
party. Guests will enjoy samples of bacon-inspired dishes from local
restaurants like Holtman’s Donuts, Pompilios, Cuban Pete, BrewRiver GastroPub
and more. Wash the pork down with whiskey from Buffalo Trace, OYO, Woodford,
Old Forrester and more — or just grab a beer. Tickets include 10 drink samples
and all-you-can-snack food. 6-9 p.m. The
event is currently sold-out. New Riff Distillery, 24 Distillery Way, Newport,
You Won’t Miss Gluten — Whether eliminating
gluten from your diet by choice or necessity, this class will teach you easily
replace starches in your main dishes. 6-8
p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester,
Holiday Entertaining — Get ready for the
holiday season with recipes and tips to help you spend more time enjoying your
guests. 6-9 p.m. $65. Midwest Culinary
Institute at Cincinnati State, 3520 Central Parkway, Clifton,
Entertaining with Cheese
most important hosting class you’ll ever take, whether you’re throwing a party
or just eating cheese in your bed alone. Learn to make simple but sensational
cheese boards. 6-8 p.m. $35. Jungle
Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.
Warped Wing Tapping — If you’re a fan of
Dayton’s Warped Wing brewery, head to BrewRiver for a special tap takeover with
giveaways and live music. 6-9 p.m. Free.
BrewRiver GastroPub, 2062 Riverside Drive, East End, brewrivergastropub.com.
Cincinnati E.A.T.S. — Do you like dining and
mingling? Cincinnati E.A.T.S. takes over Cricket Lounge with cocktails and
appetizers, followed by a seated dinner and dessert. The organization —
Epicureans About Town Society — is dedicated to supporting great, local
restaurants and charities. Bring two canned goods to donate to the Freestore
Foodbank. 6:30 p.m. $46.50. Palace
Restaurant, 601 Vine St., Downtown, cincinnati.com/cincinnatieats/index.shtml.
Date Night: Spiced
Crusted Pork — Bring a date and create
a main dish of smoked paprika-crusted pork and Swiss chard with quinoa. 6-8 p.m. $160 per couple. The Learning
Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.
Dad Day at Rhinegeist
Dad Day at Rhinegeist — Party
in plaid with dad at Rhinegeist. The brewery celebrates the release of its
seasonal brew Dad — a hoppy holiday ale — with a party featuring commemorative
glassware and posters for the first 100 guests. The event is BYOD and BYOP
(bring your own dad and bring your own plaid), with a special #DadPlaid
photobooth and cozy holiday setting. BTW: Dad comes in a plaid can, which is
why Dad Day has a patterned theme, not just because tartan is incredibly
Christmasy. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Free.
Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.
Cincy Brew Bus: Bourbon,
Brews and a Winery Too — The bus stops at New Riff, The Littlefield, Henke Winery
and Rhinegeist. Noon-5 p.m. $70-$75. Leaves from New Riff, 24 Distillery Way,
Newport, Ky., cincybrewbus.com.
Kids and Teens in the
Kitchen: Holiday Cookies — Kids ages 8 and older can learn to make cut-out cookies,
royal icing and various decorating techniques. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State,
3520 Central Parkway, Clifton, culinary.cincinnatistate.edu.
A New Holiday Brunch — Prepare an easy brunch
for a winter holiday or lazy Sunday. 10
a.m.-noon. $65. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox Lane, West Chester,
Sushi Rolling and Dining
to roll three kids of sushi. BYOB. 6 p.m.
$25. Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W. Pike St., Covington, Ky., sushicinti.com.
Braxton Block Party — Braxton Brewing Co.
hosts a Cov block party with live music from the likes of Tracy Walker, Pete
Dressman, Motherfolk and more. They’ll also be releasing the first beer in
their Heritage Series: Dark Charge. Tappings throughout the day. Food trucks
available. Noon-1 a.m. Free admission. 27 W. Seventh St., Covington, Ky.,
Drink Local for
Christmas — Test
locally crafted wine and spirits for gift giving. Choose from 17 wines and 10
boozes. 2-7 p.m. $15. Woodstone Creek
Winery & Distillery, 4712 Vine St., Saint Bernard, woodstonecreek.com.
Holly Jolly Roger Lunch
Cruise — Christmas
plus pirates! This lunch cruise features a family-friendly pirate crew, game,
activities, turkey and a special appearance by Santa. Noon-2 p.m. Saturdays. Through Dec. $40 adults; $24 children. BB
Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., bbriverboats.com.
Repeal Day Celebration
Repeal Day Celebration — On
Dec. 5, 1933, the United States passed the 21st Amendment, effectively
repealing Prohibition. Celebrate by getting drunk on Sidecars and Mary
Pickfords in Jazz Age costumes at the Metropole at 21c. The restaurant and
bar’s Repeal Day party honors the end of Prohibition with 1920s tunes, a
burlesque show and classic speakeasy cocktails. Period-inspired costumes
encouraged; mustaches provided by Metropole. Special room rates apply for those
who don’t want to tipple and drive. 7-11
p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 609 Walnut St., Downtown, metropoleonwalnut.com.
Dinner Amongst the Stars
celebrities serve a meal to benefit the Still Strong Foundation and the Carlos
Dunlap Foundation. 6 p.m. $250. Prime 47,
580 Walnut St., Downtown, 513-579-0720.
A Do-Ahead Brunch
Celebration — Entertain
with ease during the holidays with this make-ahead brunch menu, including
savory goat cheese and artichoke frittata, baked crab benedict and a sparkling
bellini. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $70. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Harper’s Point,
A Trip to Vietnam — Learn classic skills such
as seasoning and using spring roll wrappers. Create your own meal of pho and
learn to roll your own spring rolls with rice noodles and veggies. 6-8 p.m. $70. The Learning Kitchen, 7659 Cox
Lane, West Chester, thelearningkitchen.com.
Cookies Uncorked — Grab some friends for a
night of cookie making and wine. The class includes naked cookies, icing,
equipment and instruction. 7-9 p.m. $45.
New Riff, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., newriffdistilling.com.