Review: Press on Monmouth

This fresh and clean, yet warm Newport café features walk-up counter service and a menu chock-full of some of your breakfast and lunch favorites: waffles, pastries, pressed paninis, salads and soups, plus coffee, tea, and beer. And loaded tots and flatbreads! Press even offers a combination mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. (Yes, yes, and more yes.) My first…

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…

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 Show,…

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…