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The Covington Coffee Company

The Covington Coffee Company

After an early morning soccer game recently my dad and I decided to grab a bite to eat for breakfast.  He suggested Covington’s newest coffee shop, The Covington Coffee Company.  He promised me homemade pastries and coffee, which I could not resist.  What we did not realize until we arrived is that on the weekends it is...
The Rookwood Restaurant {CLOSED}

The Rookwood Restaurant {CLOSED}

UPDATE ~ As of December 2016 the Rookwood is closed.  I’m eager to see what becomes of this unique space! This summer I had the occasion to spend an evening with some truly remarkable women.  Two generations of women from my mom’s side of the family got together for dinner and to catch up without...
The Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison

The Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison

I have never been to a restaurant quite like the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison, Ohio.   Walking in the front door is like walking back in time.  This schoolhouse itself is over 150 years old, and has been a restaurant for over 50 years.  The owners have preserved the history and keep the dining room...
Wabi Sabi in Covington

Wabi Sabi in Covington

Wabi Sabi is THE place to get Sushi in Covington.  We are big fans of their sushi rolls, especially since they are made with fresh ingredients and are half price all the time when you dine in.  They don’t just serve sushi though, there are other items on the menu for those who are not...
Fun & Games at The Rook OTR

Fun & Games at The Rook OTR

Our family loves to play board games.  You might even say we are obsessed, so it only makes sense that we would love to hang out at place like The Rook OTR.  What a genius idea to have a bar that serves up board games alongside cocktails and shareable snacks!  The Rook OTR has 800 games...
Ché Argentinian Restaurant

Ché Argentinian Restaurant

Over the Rhine is bursting at the seams with restaurants these days, and there’s just about every different kind of cuisine you can think of.   One of my recent favorites is Ché Argentinian Restaurant on Walnut Street.  Ché is probably most well known for their unique empanadas and gourmet pizza pies.  If you go with friends...
Coal Creek Smokehouse in Rocky Top, Tennessee

Coal Creek Smokehouse in Rocky Top, Tennessee

I have some rules when we travel, and chief amongst the rules is to try to avoid chain restaurants.  I like to find unique local restaurants to visit for our meal, even when we are just stopping for a lunch during a long drive.  On my recent trip to North Carolina for a ladies weekend...
Inspirado at Madison Gallery

Inspirado at Madison Gallery

Dining at Inspirado at Madison Gallery in Covington is a unique culinary and visual experience.  Inspirado is not just your run of the mill restaurant, it is also an art gallery with rotating masterpieces on the walls.  Once you dine there you will want to come back for the delicious food but also to see...
Herb n Thelma's Tavern

Herb n Thelma’s Tavern

One of  our favorite places to grab a burger in Northern Kentucky is Herb n Thelma’s Tavern.  This little bar has been an institution in Covington since 1939.  It is a quintessential small town bar where people greet you with a friendly smile and the bartender will probably even remember your brew of choice.  This place is...
House of Grill ~ Persian Restaurant

House of Grill ~ Persian Restaurant

I have to say that I am really happy with all of the new and interesting restaurants popping up in Covington.  House of Grill on Fifth Street is one of the latest restaurants to open up and their specialty is Persian Cuisine.  I’ve never been to a Persian restaurant, so my curiosity was piqued, especially after...
Frida 602 in the Main Strasse Village

Frida 602 in the Main Strasse Village

Frida 602 in the Main Strasse Village is a perfect addition to a neighborhood full of interesting restaurants offering up a variety of menu options.  Frida 602 brings to us a restaurant (and bar) that serves up “Latin street cuisine”.  The uber-creative couple Paul Weckman and Emily Wolff,  who also own Otto’s, recently renovated a great old...
Spend a Day in Milford

Spend a Day in Milford

A little while back the kids and I spent a day exploring the city of Milford, spending most of our time wandering around the quaint Main Street in “Old Milford”.  We visited many shops, had a delicious lunch, stopped for ice cream and then headed out of Old Milford to Recreations Outlet near 275.  If you...