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Izzy's Beer Dinner with Carson's Brewery

Izzy’s Beer Dinner with Carson’s Brewery

As if I didn’t already have enough reasons to love Izzy’s, it recently came to my attention that they host Beer Pairing Dinners.  Each dinner features a special menu and a beer pairings provided by a different brewery at each pairing.  For $25 you receive an appetizer, main dish and dessert and all three courses are...
ALICE (in Wonderland) at the Aronoff

ALICE (in Wonderland) at the Aronoff

Tonight Ella and I had a mother-daughter Valentine’s outing, and the highlight of our evening was the Queen of Hearts.  After a delicious dinner at Wunderbar in Covington we went to the Aronoff Center downtown to see the Cincinnati Ballet’s production of ALICE (in wonderland).  It was magnificent, mesmerizing and magical.  Alice was adorable, the...
New Riff Distilling & Ei8htBall Brewery at Party Source

New Riff Distilling & Ei8htBall Brewery at Party Source

I have always loved shopping at The Party Source.  They really are a one stop shop for any sort of party.  We are particularly impressed with their selection of craft beers, especially the local brews.  Now there’s even more reason to head to The Party Source, as in the past year they became the home to...
"The Comedy of Errors" at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

“The Comedy of Errors” at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Last Friday night we had a date night and had the pleasure of attending the opening night of The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s latest production, “The Comedy of Errors”.  As soon as we entered the lobby we could tell it was going to be a festive evening.  The lobby was decked out in carnival decorations, the...
Broadway in Cincinnati presents "Once"

Broadway in Cincinnati presents “Once”

Tuesday night was opening night for the hit musical “Once”presented by Broadway in Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati.  My friend and I left our children behind and started our evening out by having a delicious dinner at Arnold’s, which is Cincinnati’s oldest bar and one of my favorite restaurants downtown.  After dinner and...
LongHorn Steakhouse Rolls Out Fall Menu Items

LongHorn Steakhouse Rolls Out Fall Menu Items

With the changing of the seasons LongHorn Steakhouse re-vamps their menu.  They offer “Peak Season” and “Chef’s Showcase” menus that feature new menu items that are made using seasonal ingredients and show you how creative their chefs can be in the kitchen.  Last week I was invited to attend a “Fall into Flavor” blogger dinner...
"The Birds" Have Come to Cincinnati

“The Birds” Have Come to Cincinnati

We kicked off the Halloween season last week at the premiere of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s latest and greatest production, “The Birds”.  A nice dinner out and a scary play was an ideal date this time of year.  I have loved Hitchcock’s version of “The Birds” since I was a young lass.  On the weekends...
Dirty Dancing at the Aronoff

Dirty Dancing at the Aronoff

For a very limited time you can see Dirty Dancing at the Aronoff Center for the Arts thanks to Broadway in Cincinnati.  If you go to this show you will have the time of your life!  Sorry, I had to say it!  But it’s true, if you are a Dirty Dancing fan I think you...
A Weekend Away and Dinner at Knotty Pine on the Bayou

A Weekend Away and Dinner at Knotty Pine on the Bayou

Earlier this summer we had a lovely weekend away without our munchkins.  We stayed a family cabin and pretty much just relaxed all weekend long.  There were late night games of Ticket to Ride, lots of reading on the porch, a canoe trip, and some napping.  It was idyllic.  We did venture away from the...
Gatsby Comes to Cincinnati

Gatsby Comes to Cincinnati

This weekend Michael and I were invited to attend the opening performance of The Great Gatsby at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in Cincinnati.  Now, neither one of us are professional theatre reviewers, but we thought this performance of the Great Gatsby was outstanding.   We always enjoy shows in this intimate theater, and because we’ve been...
Main Bite in the Main Strasse Village {CLOSED}

Main Bite in the Main Strasse Village {CLOSED}

Sadly, Main Bite has closed it’s doors!   The older kids went back to school last week, and to celebrate a couple of friends and I met for lunch at Main Bite in the MainStrasse Village in Covington.  I have to say that Main Bite has been on my list of restaurants to try since...
Cheap Date Nights in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Cheap Date Nights in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

I have four children.  I love said children.  But I also cherish my alone time with my husband.  We’ll jump at any chance to have a date night.  While we enjoy having nice dinners in swanky restaurants from time to time, we also look for relatively cheap date nights as well.  While wracking my brain...