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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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Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup

  Save Print Chicken Tortellini Soup   Ingredients 32 oz. Chicken Broth (~ 2 cans) One 8 oz. Cream Cheese Cut Into Cubes 2-3 15 oz. Cans of Italian Diced Tomatoes One Bag or Container of Spinach Cooked Chicken (one rotisserie chicken works well) One Bag Frozen Cheese Tortellini Pasta (I’ve tried multiple brands and

I Love to Eat – More Favorite Food Finds

I Love to Eat – More Favorite Food Finds

You might have seen my post a few months ago listing some current favorite restaurants. Well, since I’m always up for trying something new…here are a few more local places that are going to be added to our normal restaurant rotation. And just like last time, this is a quick overview. If you are curious

I Love to Eat – My Current Favorite Eateries

I Love to Eat – My Current Favorite Eateries

I am not the type of person to return time after time to the same restaurant every occasion we go out to eat. I LOVE to try new places. So, if you are like me, here are some places we enjoyed so much…that we just might return soon. This is just a quick post of what we

Cozy’s Cottage Sunday Brunch

Cozy’s Cottage Sunday Brunch

We decided to go out to brunch last weekend with some family. We also wanted to try something new. Cozy’s Cottage in Liberty Township was perfect. It’s right on Cincinnati-Dayton Road just north of the Yankee Kroger. The restaurant has only been open for about 10 months, but I kept hearing great things about it.

My Favorite Fitness Apps

My Favorite Fitness Apps

I’m back into the fitness/health/exercise/call-it-what-you-want thing. The holidays are never easy for me. Not enough time to get to every exercise class and food and drinks and Christmas cookies are everywhere! But now I’m back into my routine. And I have three main apps to thank for that. The MINDBODY Connect app is my link

Thanksgiving Party Ideas

Thanksgiving Party Ideas

First of all, these are NOT my photos! However, I did steal them off of Facebook with permission. Two of my FB friends attended the same “Friendsgiving” party over the weekend. And these are their creations. I knew they were such great ideas that I just had to share them. I begged for the photos

Cascadian Farms is a New Family Favorite

Cascadian Farms is a New Family Favorite

If you looked in my pantry or basement right now you’d see lots of Cascadian Farm boxes…cereal and granola bars. Lately I’ve been on a search for a mom-and-kid-approved granola bar that won’t melt in the car nor will break my budget. Often I’m told that organic stuff is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. And often I

Kroger Simple Truth – And a Giveaway! {Now CLOSED}

Kroger Simple Truth – And a Giveaway! {Now CLOSED}

Back in January, I was invited to another blogger event at Kroger to learn more about their “newer” Simple Truth line. I say “newer” because many items have been out for awhile (remember I got some to try last year?), but lots of things have been added recently. Unfortunately I was too sick to attend the event.

How To Simplify Dinner Time With Wildtree

How To Simplify Dinner Time With Wildtree

I will be the very first to admit that when someone recently mentioned “freezer meal” to me…I was a naysayer.  I’ve been there, done that.  With very little success.  I’ve gone to the freezer meal retail locations, I’ve researched my own recipes and created them at home.  I’ve been unimpressed.  And I LOVE planning ahead,

Dinners on the Go

Dinners on the Go

Do you suffer from Dinner-on-the-Go?!? Thanks to Stella’s soccer schedule, there are 1-2 nights a week when we are at the soccer field for dinner.  Stella usually eats in the car on the way there… But I make the other two wait until we arrive at the field.  Eating dinner keeps them occupied for at