This [Memorial Day] Weekend in Awesome

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Meaning first and foremost: Taste of Cincinnati. But also: three-day weekend!

The 39th annual Taste of Cincinnati is Saturday (5/27) through Monday (5/29) this weekend (11am–11pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 11am–9pm on Monday). Crowds aside, Taste is absolutely one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a great opportunity to try so many great local dishes and for a low cost. I hope my husband is reading because, in addition to all the good beer, here is my Taste of Cincinnati wish list:

Island Frydays – Jerk Chicken Pasta (2nd place, Restaurant Best Appetizer)
Oasis Grill – Fried Pierogi
Sawasdee Thai Cuisine – Cream Cheese Spring Roll
Market Street Grille – Spicy Chicken Wrap (2nd place, Restaurant Best go Vibrant!)
Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers – Bacon Jelly Slider (3rd place, Restaurant Best Entrée)
Alabama Fish Bar – Hand Battered Cod Platter (1st place, Food Truck Best Entrée)
Best Thing Smokin’ – Bangin’ Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Slaw (2nd place, Food Truck Best Entrée)
Joella’s Hot Chicken – Nutella Poppers

*Makes a note on the map which booths to visit.*

What I’ve had and highly recommend:
Delicio Coal Fired Pizza – Brezel & Queso
Red Sesame – Korean BBQ Quesadilla and Korean BBQ Taco
C’est Cheese Food Truck – Bee Sting
Eli’s BBQ – Loaded Beef Hot Dog
Saigon Subs & Rolls – Vietnemese Sub
Tom + Chee – Grilled Cheese Donut

More things to do this weekend:

5/25: Pup Quiz Yappy Hour at Washington Park, 6–8pm
5/25: Bunbury Buzz at Braxton, 6–11pm
5/25: Live at the Levee feat. The Rusty Griswolds, 7–10pm

5/26: SAAP on Tap! at Listermann, 4:30–9:30pm
5/26: May Art After Dark: Cin City at Cincinnati Art Museum, 5–9pm
5/26: Braxton Labs Grand Opening, 5-11pm
5/26–27: Furry Friends Festival at Washington Park

5/27: The OFF Market, 10am–4pm
5/27: Pop-Up Play with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at Washington Park, 11am
5/27: FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC II, 5pm
5/27: Astrophotography at the Cincinnati Astronomical Society, 8–10:30pm

5/28: Yoga on the Promenade at Frida 602, 10–11am
5/28: Family Fun Day at Belterra Park Gaming, 1–5pm
5/28: Bee’s Barbecue on Sundays at Dutch’s, 5–7pm

Monday, Memorial Day
5/29: 14th Annual Hunger Walk and 5K Run at The Banks, 9am [tickets required]

5/29: Memorial Day Brunch at Nation, 10am–2pm
5/29: Memorial Day Bash at Brink Brewing, 12–9pm

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Featured image: Taste of Cincinnati 2016


2 Comments Add yours

  1. muzlovebikes says:

    Thought I’d mention that @DogBerryBrewing Grand Re-Opening this weekend.

    1. Great! Thank you for the information!

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