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Kenwood Collection adding upscale Italian restaurant

 

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Kenwood Collection will soon be home to an upscale Italian restaurant.

 

...Olio Italian, an upscale restaurant that is scheduled to open in April at Kenwood Collection.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/03/exclusive-kenwood-collection-adding-upscale.html


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Greater Cincinnati bar, restaurant rebrands as it leaves chain 

 

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A Northern Kentucky bar and restaurant is changing its name as it leaves a franchise group and goes independent.

 

The Florence Brass Tap has rebranded as the 859 Taproom and Grill.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/04/greater-cincinnati-bar-restaurant-rebrands-as-it.html


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Covington restaurant has big expansion plans for 2019 and beyond

 

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After just more than a year in business, a Covington tacos and tequila restaurant is planning to open multiple new locations throughout the region.

 

Agave & Rye opened at 635 Madison Ave. in February 2018. It's expected to open three new locations – two this year – with plans to continue its expansion to neighboring states through the early part of the next decade.

 

The first new Agave & Rye is going to 3535 Nicholasville Road in Lexington. Two others are in the planning stages, one in Liberty Township and one in an upcoming Oakley development near the Cinemark theater.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/04/covington-restaurant-has-big-expansion-plans-for.html


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Cincinnati craft brewery opening first location in new city

 

Taft's Brewing Co. – which opened Taft's Ale House at 1429 Race St. in Over-the-Rhine in 2015 and Taft's Brewporium at 4831 Spring Grove Ave. in Spring Grove Village in 2017 – is opening a third location, taking its Cincinnati-made beer and New Haven-style pizza to Columbus later this year.

 

Taft's is opening a Brewporium at the Gravity development in the Columbus neighborhood of Franklinton. It's expected to debut by November.

 

 

Let's hope this development includes ample parking!

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Covington chef opens food operation in local craft brewery

 

A Covington chef is partnering with a Northern Kentucky restaurateur to open a food operation inside of a local craft brewery.

 

Chef Baron Shirley partnered with owner Tricia Houston to open Farmstand Market & Cafe inside of Wooden Cask Brewery at 629 York St. in Newport. The restaurant opened on March 28. It's the second location for Farmstand, behind Houston's first in Union, which opened in 2017.

 

The Farmstand at Wooden Cask has a menu focused on sandwiches, both hot and cold, and bar bites meant to pair well with and utilize the brewery's beer. Shirley said about half of the menu overlaps with the original Farmstand in Union, with the other half created by him.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/11/covington-chef-opens-food-operation-in-local-craft.html

 

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Restaurant offering tortillas from an ancient Mexican tradition sets opening

 

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A College Hill Mexican restaurant using a tortilla recipe that dates back to before America was even a country is set to open this week.

 

Tortilleria Garcia is opening April 17 at 5917 Hamilton Ave., with a grand opening celebration set for April 23. It's the second location for owner Omar Garcia, who opened a restaurant in Springdale in 2014.

 

Garcia grew up on his family farm in Michoacan, Mexico, where his mother and grandmother would cook and grind the corn to make masa, the dough used to make tortillas.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/16/restaurant-offering-tortillas-from-an-ancient.html


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A craft beer, wine, bourbon and bowling venue just opened, and it has pizza

 

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Hoppin' Vines, a craft beer, wine, bowling and bourbon bar with a Delicio Coal-Fired Pizza location inside, is now open in Madiera, and we have a first look.

 

Hoppin' Vines opened at 8150 Montgomery Road inside of a 9,000-square-foot former TGI Fridays on April 12. Flip through the photos for a look inside.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/16/a-craft-beer-wine-bourbon-and-bowling-venue-just.html


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Cincinnati restaurant launches second food truck

 

A Cincinnati restaurant that was born as a mobile food trailer has returned to its roots in a sense with the purchase of a second food truck.

 

Sweets & Meats BB launched with Kristen Bailey and Anton Gaffneysmoking meats in the parking lot of the Mount Washington Creamy Whip in 2014. They went through the Mortar entrepreneurship program, then debuted a food truck in 2016, before opening a brick-and-mortar take-out restaurant in Mount Washington in 2017.

 

They hit the streets in their newest food truck on April 11.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/19/cincinnati-restaurant-launches-second-food-truck.html


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Restaurateur, bar owner to open downtown rooftop eatery

 

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The owner of Che in Over-the-Rhine and Butcher and Barrel downtown is opening a rooftop restaurant at the City Club Apartments in Cincinnati's Central Business District. 

 

Juan Imeroni's Ignite Entertainment – the company that operates Butcher and Barrel and Che as well as bars and nightclubs like O'Malley's in the Alley, the Bling Pig, the Birdcage and Gypsy's – is bringing the View at Shires to the City Club Apartments with the goal of opening in June.

 

The View will sit on the 10th floor of the City Club Apartments at 309 Vine St. and will feature a bar and comfortable lounge space as well as a bistro area for private events. Both will open up onto the 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio that has views of downtown Cincinnati.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/19/restaurateur-bar-owner-to-open-downtown-rooftop.html


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Contemporary Arts Center plans new restaurant

 

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The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center is adding a new restaurant tenant, WCPO reports.

 

Tony and Austin Ferrari are planning to open a California-inspired eatery in the downtown museum by mid-June.

 

While the menu is yet to be finalized, Fausto will feature locally sourced food served alongside a 3D video of the brothers walking through the farms from which their ingredients were sourced.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/24/contemporary-arts-center-plans-new-restaurant.html


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Longtime Oakley bar closes, plans move to new location

 

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A bar and cafe that has called Oakley home since the 1980s is closing temporarily as it moves to a new location.

 

Habits Cafe, which has been at 3036 Madison Road since 1980, hosted its last day at that location on April 20. The restaurant and bar, which opened its doors while Oakley was better known as a hub for biker bars than one of Cincinnati's hottest neighborhoods, is moving across the street to the Oakley Laundromat building at 3029 Madison Road.

 

Habits owner Mark Rogers said the building housing his cafe sold late last year and the new owners would not take a meeting with him to talk about his lease. He was given until the end of May to move Habits out of the space.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/24/longtime-oakley-bar-closes-plans-move-to-new.html


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3 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

Contemporary Arts Center plans new restaurant

 

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The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center is adding a new restaurant tenant, WCPO reports.

 

Tony and Austin Ferrari are planning to open a California-inspired eatery in the downtown museum by mid-June.

 

While the menu is yet to be finalized, Fausto will feature locally sourced food served alongside a 3D video of the brothers walking through the farms from which their ingredients were sourced.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/24/contemporary-arts-center-plans-new-restaurant.html

 

This is like the third or fourth restaurant that's been in the CAC since they added the lobby restaurant space in 2015.

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Food truck park’s East End location expected to be a draw, sponsors say

 

People will be able to get their food truck fix five days a week this spring, summer and fall at a new park dedicated to the mobile vendors, a concept that has worked in other cities like Austin, Texas.

 

Cove Food Park will open at the Rivertowne Marina, 4601 Kellogg Ave., in the East End on May 1. The lot will have trucks that serve lunch and dinner and be open until Nov. 3. The park will have trucks that serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sundays.

 

Live music will be featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and the park is pursuing a license to sell beer, which will focus solely on local craft beer, said Tony Lange, president of the Queen City Mobile Food Truck Association, which will run the park.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/25/food-truck-park-s-east-end-location-expected-to-be.html


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Shuttered Mount Adams Thai restaurant gets new life in OTR

 

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A Mount Adams Thai restaurant that has been closed since 2017 will reopen in a new location in Over-the-Rhine.

 

Teak Thai Cuisine and Sushi is reopening at 1200 Race St. across from Washington Park. The goal is to be open mid-July.

 

Urban Sites, which owns the building that will house Teak, confirmed ownerChanaka De Lanerolle signed a lease on the 2,100-square-foot space on April 25.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/26/shuttered-mount-adams-thai-restaurant-gets-new.html


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Jean-Robert will relocate one of his restaurants

 

French Master Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel is relocating one of his five Cincinnati restaurants from the city's center to one of its suburbs.

 

De Cavel's Frenchie Fresh announced April 20 that it is closing its Rookwood Exchange location at 3831 Edwards Road but will reopen in the Deerfield Towne Center in Mason in July.

 

"Jean-Robert and his Frenchie Fresh Team would like to thank you for your support the past 3 years at the Rookwood location," the restaurant wrote on its Facebook page. "We will be opening our new Frenchie Fresh location in July 2019 in the Deerfield Towne Center.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/04/29/jean-robert-will-relocate-one-of-his-restaurants.html

 

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Owner of Babushka Pierogies is opening a restaurant next week

 

The owner of Babushka Pierogies, which has been serving up the stuffed Polish dumplings since 2012, is opening a restaurant with Eastern European fare in Over-the-Rhine next week.

 

Sarah Dworak, who first started making pierogies with her babushka and turned quit her job to pursue it full-time in 2014, is opening Wódka Bar at 1200 Main St. on May 10.

 

Dworak described Wódka Bar as not a typical Slavic joint or a place to grab a quick meal and a shot of vodka before leaving, but an immersive savory experience offering a selection of Russian hors d'oeuvres and chilled vodka.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/03/owner-of-babushka-pierogies-is-opening-a.html


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^What an overreach by a Mommy's Basement App. Mommy doesn't have the business limitations that Door Dash does so they tried to just go right around it anyway.

 

 

 

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The term “post-mom economy” emerged to capture this particular moment in tech(bro) culture when Uber (“Mommy, drive me”), TaskRabbit (“Mommy, clean my room”), GrubHub (“Mommy, I’m hungry”), and LiveBetter (“Mommy, I’m bored”) emerged.

 

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Camp Washington coffee house-cafe is ready to open

 

A Camp Washington coffee house and cafe from a duo of brothers who operate a barber shop and upcoming restaurant downtown is ready to open after months of anticipation.

 

Mom 'n 'em at 3128 Colerain Ave. in Camp Washington will officially open its doors on Sunday May 12. It's a project that's been the works for nearly three years.

 

Mom 'n 'em will serve coffee and espresso drinks using a proprietary bean blend roasted for the Ferrari Bros. by Deeper Roots Coffee in Cincinnati. It will offer a selection of pastries and toasts for breakfast.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/09/camp-washington-coffee-house-cafe-is-ready-to-open.html

 

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19 minutes ago, ColDayMan said:

Camp Washington coffee house-cafe is ready to open

 

A Camp Washington coffee house and cafe from a duo of brothers who operate a barber shop and upcoming restaurant downtown is ready to open after months of anticipation.

 

Mom 'n 'em at 3128 Colerain Ave. in Camp Washington will officially open its doors on Sunday May 12. It's a project that's been the works for nearly three years.

 

Mom 'n 'em will serve coffee and espresso drinks using a proprietary bean blend roasted for the Ferrari Bros. by Deeper Roots Coffee in Cincinnati. It will offer a selection of pastries and toasts for breakfast.

 

More below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/09/camp-washington-coffee-house-cafe-is-ready-to-open.html

 

 

 

I really want this to succeed but lordy I cannot imagine them selling $8 avocado toast in Camp Washington. Those are Brooklyn prices. 

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Mediterranean restaurant coming to Short Vine

 

A Northern Kentucky Mediterranean restaurant is turning to Cincinnati for its second location, opening on Short Vine, near the heart of the University of Cincinnati.

 

Kabobske is coming to the former Which 'Wich spot at 2904 Vine St. with the hope of opening by mid-August. Owner Andy Hajjar said he was attracted to the location's proximity to the university and hospitals.

 

Hajjar is a longtime Cincinnati restaurateur. He opened Andy's Mediterranean Grille in Walnut Hills in the 1990s (he has since left that restaurant, which is now operated by his brother Majed). The first Kabobske opened in 2016 and grew out of Andy Hajjar's food truck.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/10/exclusive-mediterranean-restaurant-coming-to-short.html

 

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Cincinnati restaurateur launching two food trucks

 

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A longtime Cincinnati restaurateur is launching two new food trucks, one an extension of his original brand and the other leaning into his cultural heritage.

 

Sammy Flores, owner of Sammy's Craft Burgers & Beers at 4767 Creek Road in Blue Ash, is launching two mobile restaurant operations: Sammy's Craft Burgers & Beers Food Truck and Sammy's Tacos & Turtles food trailer.

 

"I've always had two passions: one is burgers and the other is tacos," Flores told me. "I always wanted to open a taco place, so when the opportunity for mobile came about, I thought it was a good testing ground for us. I have a lot of passion for creative and new dishes."

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/13/exclusive-cincinnati-restaurateur-launching-two.html


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Look inside Olio, the upscale Italian restaurant at Kenwood Collection

 

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After opening for dinner service only in mid-April, Olio Italian expanded its hours this week to include lunch service.

 

Olio Italian, an upscale Italian restaurant, is the latest venue from Robbie Sosna, president and CEO of Envision Cinemas. Olio Italian is located directly next to the Envision Cinemas that is being built on the second retail level of Kenwood Collection.

 

To get a look inside Olio Italian, and to check out some of its fresh pasta and other dishes, click on the images above.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/14/look-inside-olio-the-upscale-italian-restaurant-at.html


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Historic Clifton restaurant and venue getting overhauled

 

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A historic Clifton restaurant and music venue is undergoing an overhaul that will completely change its concert experience.

 

The Ludlow Garage at 342 Ludlow Ave. will close for renovation following Al Stewart's June 1 show, with plans to reopen in time for the venue's 50th anniversary show starring Dweezil Zappa on Sept. 19.

 

The renovation will completely overhaul the subterranean concert space, knocking out walls to reconfigure its unique "L" shape and nearly double the seating capacity from 300 to 500. The owners, Claudia and Dave Taylor, are also taking out the fixed seating and installing new seats that can be removed to allow for standing room capacity.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/16/historic-clifton-restaurant-and-venue-getting.html


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Hmmm, L-shape. It's definitely better to be a box than a long skinny bar as far as live sound goes. I've never seen a show at this venue but anything you can do to make it less skinny is going to make it sound better on top of holding more people.

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Hyde Park Square pub closes its doors

 

A Hyde Park Square pub that has been open since 2011 has closed its doors for good.

 

Cock & Bull Public House at 2645 Erie Ave. posted a sign in its window the week of May 15 to let patrons know the pub is closed.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/20/hyde-park-square-pub-closes-its-doors.html

 

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New restaurant coming to the West Side

 

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After sitting vacant for nearly two years, a former TGI Fridays in Green Township will be the site of a new restaurant.

 

Real estate broker and commercial property owner Bob Wurster has signed a lease with Darden Restaurants for an Olive Garden at 6330 Glenway Ave., across from Western Bowl, township officials announced May 17.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/20/new-restaurant-coming-to-the-west-side.html


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On 5/17/2019 at 12:29 AM, GCrites80s said:

Hmmm, L-shape. It's definitely better to be a box than a long skinny bar as far as live sound goes. I've never seen a show at this venue but anything you can do to make it less skinny is going to make it sound better on top of holding more people.

 

It's very weird. In addition to the L-shape they have movie theater chairs. It's not really a fun space for music. They should just do away with the seating entirely. 

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I never liked that Cock & Bull painted over the glazed terra cotta base of that building.  It's one of the few commercial/mixed use pre-depression art deco buildings in the city (especially that still has its original steel casement windows), as compared to all the 4-plexes that are more from the 1930s streamline modern era.  I'll be surprised if there's any way to remove the paint without destroying the terra cotta beneath, but I'll also be equally surprised if it doesn't start to peel pretty soon too.  

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