Review: Sidekix

We’re currently trying to be better with what we eat and BK had been wanting to try Sidekix for a while. So we finally went to celebrate Monthiversary Vol. 7. Located on Columbia Parkway in Columbia Tusculum, Sidekix Saucy Asian Grill is a build-your-own bowls and wraps fast-casual restaurant, where you decide on a bowl or…

Pop Art Con Cincinnati 2017

I got to do a lot of fun things this weekend, including have dinner with my girlfriends at Pitrelli’s, meet my mom and aunt and grandma at Blue Jay Restaurant, check out Cincy Shirts, and eat a coney snack at Camp Washington Chili before helping to set up for a fundraiser for UpSpring at my…

Review: Quán Hapa

I recently wrote about my favorite appetizers in the area and, while I was doing my research, I happened upon Quán Hapa’s menu, which now features not one, but two of my favorite dishes from the past year. I went to Asian Food Fest at Washington Park last summer, where I got to try SPAM…

This Weekend in Awesome

Here’s a reminder about regular, fun [free] events around the city that are back for the warm season: Tuesdays Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square, 11am–2pm FSQ FIT at Fountain Square, 6–8pm Spring Workout on the Green at Washington Park, 6–8:30pm Wednesdays Spring Workout on the Green at Washington Park, 6–8:30pm Thursdays FSQ Eats at…

Cincinnati Craft Madness 2017

About six months ago I dove back into blogging and I had this wild idea to create a “March Madness” for Cincinnati beer. What started as a pipe dream turned into hours of prep — local brewery research, Untappd digging, and crunching numbers, plus logo and bracket design work. 40,000 votes later, we have a…

This Week in Awesome: Streetcar Bar Crawl Edition

I am beyond fortunate to be surrounded by so many smart, caring, generous, talented, overall great people, and to have celebrated my 32nd birthday with so many of them this past weekend. I am thankful for all of my family members who are also friends; for friends I have known my whole life, and those I’ve only known few…

Cincy Craft Madness Championship

Update: voting has ended. Results will be posted soon!  We’ve made it to the final! After a 64 beer start and more than 35,000 votes, the championship starts now. Cincinnati has no shortage of great beers, and the two remaining are from newer breweries in the area that can very obviously hold their own in a…

Favorite Five: Appetizers

Growing up I went out to eat a lot. But aside from the occasional Potato Skins and Mozzarella Sticks (not that there’s anything wrong with either; we just didn’t do a whole lot of branching out), I never truly appreciated the art that is appetizers — a necessary precursor to most meals. My appreciation for appetizers probably…

This Weekend in Awesome

Hey guys! Guess what? Spring is here. And the return of spring means the return of flowers and Washington Park Deck hours and so many fun things to do outdoors. I have never been one to love hot weather, but you’re dang right I love being outside — even if this beautiful, mild weather only lasts a…

Cincinnati Craft Madness Final Four

Update: voting has now closed. Results will be posted soon, and Championship voting starts Monday! After what may have been some of the best participation yet, and a couple of very close match-ups — even a buzzer beater! — the Elite Eight has narrowed to the Final Four. “Westside” Regional Champion: Brink Fashionably Late “OTR” Regional…

This Week+ in Awesome

Bear with me. Since Cincinnati Craft Madness began two weeks ago, posting has been pretty irregular and there are a lot of updates to share. First, voting for the Elite Eight began yesterday. If you haven’t already, click here to vote for your favorite(s)! Second, I have visited a number of places worth sharing in…

Cincinnati Craft Madness Elite Eight

Update: Voting is now closed for this round. Results will be posted on Facebook. Welcome to the Elite Eight! Voting will take place over Monday and Tuesday, with Final Four voting on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Championship next week. Please see below for a Sweet Sixteen recap. The Sweet Sixteen had some great and very…