This Weekend in Awesome: 5/18–5/21

  Goings on around the city this weekend: Thursday 5/18: Pop Arf Happy Hour at Washington Park, 5–7pm 5/18: Monroe Food Truck Fair at Monroe Community Park, 5–9pm 5/18: Bacchanalian Spring Event Benefitting GoodSam Free Health Center in the Short Vine Entertainment District, 7–10pm Friday 5/19: Breakfast on the Purple People Bridge, 7am 5/19: American Sign Museum Pop Art…

Review: Siam Orchid

BK and I recently met a couple of friends at Siam Orchid for dinner. It’d been in my Bookmarks on Yelp for who knows how long, so it was nice to finally check it off the list. I generally like Thai food and since it has a pretty good rating on Yelp, we knew we…

Recap: This Week in Awesome

From a couple of really great concerts to double dates, matchday futsal, some quality time with Franklin, and lunch at Hidden Valley Lake (for inquiring minds: no, this is not a lake filled with ranch), this past week was wonderful. Busy, but really great. I got to do and see so many wonderful places, people, and…

This Weekend in Awesome

Here’s a reminder about regular, fun [free] events around the city: 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 Fountain Square, 11am–2pm Yappy Hour at Washington…

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Cincinnati

There are many events, venues, and brunches that are sure to be packed for Mother’s Day on Sunday. And because all she wants is to spend quality time together, here are some unique ideas how to spend Mother’s Day with the special women in your life — things that don’t have to require fighting the crowds and making…

Review: The Root Beer Stand

What better way to celebrate eight months of marital bliss than to go to a Cincinnati institution upon our return to the states? I present to you Monthiversary Meal Vol. 8. On March 20 — the start of spring — The Root Beer Stand opened for its 60th season. This landmark is truly a no-frills family-owned stand situated just north of…

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…