by Julia Olmsted
108 days ago
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to fill your stomach before a night out? Love loading up on artisanal
appetizers, fancy finger foods and awesome hors d’oeuvres? Calling all foodies:
these bars are for you.
food is your cup of tea, the Hofbrauhaus in Newport is the place to be. It’s
hard to go wrong with their bier cheese fries or any of the indulgent schnitzel
options — and don’t forget about their legendary beer selection! This local
favorite was the first Hofbrauhaus in America, modeled after the 400+-year-old
original in Germany. So loosen your belt and join in the tradition.200 E. Third St. Newport, Ky.
859-491-7200.$$. Lots of space.
we head to this eclectic Mediterranean bar and grill. Sit down for some tapas
while you experience one of their famous karaoke or trivia
nights, and make sure to check out the calendar for their next live music act.
This place is perfect for a low-stress, high-caliber night out with close
friends, acquaintances you occasionally grab dinner with or a hot date.7454 Beechmont Ave., Anderson,
513-827-9146.$$. Theme nights.
BrewRiver GastroPub – East End
GastroPub has some of the best “bar food” (if you can even call it that) in the
area — they call chicken liver pate a light snack. The head chef, Michael
Shields, spent six years working under Emeril Lagasse: chef extraordinaire and
the star of 12 different cooking shows. If you love New Orleans delicacies and
an incredible beer and wine suggestion for every
meal, then this
authentic establishment is right up your alley.2062 Riverside Dr., East End,
513-861-2484.$$. Live music.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Since we aren’t elitist, we went to a
handful of eateries that offer hot chocolate as a menu item, trying both
powdered and melted versions to find the best.
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Dayton, Ohio’s Fifth Street Brewpub co-op served its own
beers to patrons for the first time on July 16. While the doors to the
brewery, taproom and restaurant opened last year — and beer from other
brewers has been pouring from their taps ever since — the brewery just
received all of the necessary legal approval to be able to serve beer
brewed on premises at 1600 E. Fifth St.
0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A collection of Northside residents and
art lovers are taking a stab at creating Cincinnati’s first bourbon bar
and restaurant, the neighborhood’s soon-to-open The Littlefield.
0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If the thought of being presented with a
multi-page wine list literally drives you to drink with its
scary-sounding words like “appellation,” “biodynamic” and “decantation,”
have no fear — you’re not alone.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Talking with Lindsay Laubenstein could
drive you to drink — in a good way. Her enthusiasm for cocktail culture
is contagious. Laubenstein, vice president of the Southern Ohio
Bartenders’ Guild and currently behind the bar at Igby’s, recently developed the cocktail menu at Barrio
Tequileria, and previously tended bar at Enoteca Emilia.
1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rhinegeist head brewer Jim Matt had to
order new pint glasses just a week after the opening of Over-the-Rhine’s
newest craft brewery. “People liked them so much that the first
1,500 walked out the door,” Matt says, noting that all eight kegs they
sold at nearby Neons were gone by 9 p.m. opening night.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I had an epiphany recently when I stopped to order my favorite iced coffee from BLOC Coffee Company in Price Hill and their ice machine was on the fritz. “Try it cold, without ice,” the barista suggested. “Some of our customers like it better that way.”
Fifty West Brewing ties craft brews to Cincinnati’s beer past
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
“You ever have those moments where you just
get really excited in life and you can’t sleep?” asks Bobby Slattery,
co-owner of Fifty West Brewing Company.
Forget the wine: Tips on throwing a bourbon tasting party
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Over the years, I’ve entertained in my
home with just about as many different types of parties as I could find
in books or online, and I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut until I
came across the idea of hosting a bourbon tasting while attending last
month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky., led by John Shutt of