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I Love to Eat – November 2017 Edition

I Love to Eat – November 2017 Edition

I always enjoy sharing some of my favorite places to eat – for date nights or family nights. So you might have already read my older posts about favorite restaurants. But since I’m always out trying new things, here’s the latest installment.

Holtman’s Donuts – West Chester (and OTR and Loveland)

Holtman’s Donuts have been a family favorite for quite awhile. We discovered them down in Over the Rhine and have often brought them home for the next morning many times. However, now there is one closer to our house and it is just dangerous. They truly are some of the best donuts I’ve ever had. And I like just the basic glazed. They have crazy varieties (maple bacon anyone?), but again, I go with the traditional. Yum.

16 Lots Brewing Company – Mason

We usually have a good idea of the breweries on the horizon. But this one? It just popped up out of nowhere on us. Like the new Holtman’s, this one is located near our house which will probably make it a regular stop for us. Not only is the location key, but it is also family friendly AND has Mad Monks Pizza onsite. We ordered a pizza and salads and they were very yummy. The kids enjoyed playing shuffleboard and darts with their friends.

Nada & Bru Burger – Downtown Cincinnati

We’ve been downtown lately for a couple of Aronoff shows. If given the opportunity, we like to eat beforehand or afterwards downtown. Nada and Bru Burger both do not disappoint. Like my previously posted favorite, Prime, these restaurants are right next to the Aronoff and take reservations. Bru Burger has a better family friendly menu in my opinion. Nada has a more date-night feel to me. You can’t go wrong with either. At Bru Burger, try the BBQ nachos! And at nada, the guacamole is beyond fantastic and be sure to order the salmon or pork belly tacos.

Incline Public House – Price Hill

This is a hidden gem. I mostly love going here during the warmer times of the year when I can sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the city. Everything on the menu is delicious. Just go.

Alfio’s buon cibo – Hyde Park Square

I saved the best for last and have zero photos. All I can say is WOW. Make a reservation now. Just do it. Order the appetizer empanada quatro. Share some ravioli. You must try the short rib ravioli at least once. But be warned, because it is very rich. A half serving is almost enough for most people. Andy got the ravioli duo – short rib and five cheese angus. I got the scallops and shrimp diavolo. Both were delicious and shareable. We were too full for dessert…even too full for a stop at Graeter’s on the square.

Where should I eat next?

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The Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati {Blue Ash}

The Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati {Blue Ash}

The Queen City Brewery of Cincinnati is now open north of the city in Blue Ash. It is located on Williamson Road just off of Cornell Road (near Reed Hartman Hwy) between Cazadores Mexican restaurant and McAlister’s Deli. The brewery currently uses their Facebook page for all announcements on hours and what’s on tap. Charlotte

Cinderella at Ensemble Theater

Cinderella at Ensemble Theater

Still looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give the gift of an experience. Buy tickets to see Cinderella at the Ensemble Theatre downtown in Over the Rhine. You will not regret it. It’s become an annual tradition for us to see a show during Thanksgiving weekend. And it’s always one of our most memorable performances of the

Bluegrass for Babies Event

Bluegrass for Babies Event

 7th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FOR BABIES What is Bluegrass for Babies? The family-friendly concert benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which runs on Saturday, September 19th from 3-9 PM at Sawyer Point, features music from top bluegrass bands, plenty of family-friendly activities, a variety of vendors, local and organic concessions, and much more. The concert, an official

Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery

Abby Girl Sweets Cupcakery

If you haven’t heard of and/or tried Abby Girl Sweets cupcakes yet…you are missing out. I knew there was a location downtown about a block from Fountain Square, but I did not realize until recently that we had one out here in the ‘burbs. Last week I was in the vicinity and just had to

Another Reds Opening Day Parade Overview

Another Reds Opening Day Parade Overview

The 2015 Reds Opening Day Parade is Monday, April 6th at Noon We love the Reds Opening Day Parade. It’s become an annual tradition for our family. As long as the weather is nice on Monday, I’m pulling my kids out of school to head downtown. The parade starts at noon so we make sure we

Cincy Brew Bus

Cincy Brew Bus

Cincinnati is hopping with craft beer. (ha ha) And my husband LOVES beer. He also turned the big 40 on Christmas Day. But…It’s kind of hard to throw a birthday party during the holiday season. Instead, I scheduled a surprise craft beer tasting tour through Cincy Brew Bus a month AFTER his birthday. And surprised

Book Bums Adds Afternoon Story Time!

Book Bums Adds Afternoon Story Time!

I just recently discovered the wonderfulness of Book Bums. If you are local and have not yet checked it out…what are you waiting for? They have so much to offer, but that post is for another day. Today I am super excited to report that they are adding an afternoon story time on Thursdays. Henry

Adventures Around Cincinnati Book Review

Adventures Around Cincinnati Book Review

Many of you know that I am often out on an adventure with my kids somewhere. We rarely sit home. It’s the only way I can keep my house from being destroyed daily and keep them from fighting constantly. Sometimes we try new places (like Ft. Liberty Playland last summer) or new adventures (attending the

Reds Opening Day Parade Overview

Reds Opening Day Parade Overview

The 2014 Reds Opening Day Parade is Monday, March 31st at Noon Last year we decided to attend the Reds Opening Day Parade for the first time. It was during Stella’s spring break and the weather cooperated. The parade started at noon so we made sure we were downtown around 11:00 AM. An easy place