by Hannah McCartney
Posted In: News
at 09:51 AM | Permalink
Explore and support the downtown dining landscape
Think of it like an upscale food festival, just sans the central gathering hub, soggy paper plates or throngs of sweaty people: today marks the beginning of the 4th annual Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week. This week, 16 different restaurants across the downtown Cincinnati landscape (Over-the-Rhine is also represented) offer fixed menus for a fixed price to promote love for the local independent dining scene. Depending on which restaurant you select, you can get either an individual three-course, pre-fixe meal for a flat $35 or dinner for two for $35 (includes a split appetizer, entree and dessert). Many of the restaurants offer vegetarian selections, so be sure to peruse the menus to pick one that makes your mouth water (the most). Experience the flavors of a restaurant you haven't dared to try before in a way that's straightforward and affordable, or try out some specially-selected courses at an old standby. Check out the menus for each of the 16 participants in Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week below: Boi Na BrazaNicholson’s Tavern and Pub
Jeff Ruby’s SteakhouseMorton’s The SteakhousePalominoArnold’s Campanello’s LavomaticLocal 127Moerlein Lager House Nicola’s Orchids at Palm CourtThe Palace at The Cincinnatian HotelTrattoria RomaWashington PlatformIstanbul Café Links are courtesy of dodowntowncincinnati.com. Click here to make reservations. Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included in the $35 offer.
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This time of year there’s not much theater in town,
something I usually grouse about. But that scarcity pushed me in a
different direction this year: I bought tickets to the World Choir
Games, and, boy, was I glad I did. I saw as much drama in those 11 days
as I’ve seen in many theater seasons — entertaining, passionate,
talented and eye opening.
by Hannah McCartney
Posted In: News
at 10:30 AM | Permalink
Downtown Cincinnati Inc. report finds 12 percent growth in 2011
From the edge of the Ohio River at blooming Smale Riverfront Park to the buzz at Fountain Square to gush in the Gateway Quarter, it feels like something is happening in downtown Cincinnati. It feels different. Something is different: According to the findings of the "2011 State of Downtown Report," released today by non-profit advocacy group Downtown Cincinnati Inc., downtown Cincinnati experienced a 12 percent population growth in 2011, bumping residency downtown to more than 13,000. "There seems to be a really positive vibe going on downtown lately," notes Mindy Rosen, senior vice president for marketing and communications for Downtown Cincinnati Inc. The report also noted 80 percent of survey respondents reported an overall positive impression of downtown — a stark increase from 2010's 67 percent. "When there are more people living and working downtown, we can support more businesses and it becomes a more vibrant place. When more people are out and about it makes people feel safer," Rosen said. Rosen notes that the growth can be attributed to expansion of housing options downtown such as the wildly popular Current at the Banks, which are attractive to downtown employees seeking convenience. 2011 also welcomed 28 new establishments to the downtown area, according to the report. 2012 is expected to be another high-growth year for the area — Downtown Cincinnati Inc. sites the 2012 World Choir Games, Bunbury Music Festival, opening of the 21C Museum Hotel, the Horseshoe Casino and several other large-scale attractions as testament to the growth expected in the downtown urban core. To view the comprehensive report, click here.