It’s all about the Chili in Cincinnati………..

November 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM | Posted in chili | Leave a comment
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Very good article in the Sunday Edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer, click the link at the bottom of the post to read the entire article. It’s Chili Time!

 

It came in at No. 52 on Deadspin’s ranked list of foods by state. (51 was being hit by a car.) The New York Times was horrified by it. A lot of people who aren’t from Cincinnati –food bloggers, commentators, Yelpers from out of town – don’t like Cincinnati chili. Some of them can be condescending, dismissive and downright mean.

And we don’t care! Although Cincinnati basks in positive attention like being seventh best place for recent college grads, we don’t give a single coney with mustard what they say about our chili. That brick-colored splash that won’t come out of your blouse? That’s a badge of honor. It declares membership in an exclusive club.

Exclusive because Cincinnati is not blind to the weirdness of our chili. It’s not obvious like Buffalo wings or New Orleans gumbo. Anyone can like those! But if anyone can join, it’s not a club. Three-ways, tiny coneys, four-way with onion? Those you have to be born to love or make a conscious effort to see the light.

Chili pulls us together against the world. Anytime you’re eating chili, you know many of your city mates are eating it, too, though you may have nothing else in common with them. At one of my favorite places for a Greek salad and a couple of coneys, the Skyline at Fourth and Sycamore, there are businessmen in suits, ties flung over their shoulder, grabbing lunch. There are also guys who do building maintenance.

From time to time, I’ve thought about proclaiming the best Cincinnati chili. But I’m more interested in the variety: how chili is the same but different all over town. And how each Cincinnatian makes the experience their own. So I spent a few weeks just going to get chili with people at lunch or dinner or later in the evening. We talked about a lot of things. Including chili………
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/11/08/skyline-gold-star-empress-dixie-camp-washington-blue-ash-pleasant-ridge-identities-cincinnati-chili/3929488002/

QUEEN OF THE WING/CINCINNATI’S WINGFEST – September 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

September 27, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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QUEEN OF THE WING/CINCINNATI’S WINGFEST
September 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Free

Details
Date:
September 28
Time:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Website:
https://www.queenofthewing.com/

 

Queen of the Wing: Cincinnati’s newest food festival is all things chicken wings

This new Cincinnati Festival has the stuff dreams are made of: chicken wings and sauces from more than 20 local vendors.

It’s a new festival, called Queen of the Wing, that will celebrate all things chicken wings.

It’s happening on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Washington Park from noon to 10 p.m.

The event is hosted by Agar and 3CDC and will have live music all day. There will also be several competitions, so organizers suggest that you bring wet-naps.

One vendor will be crowned the Queen of the Wing, as chosen by guests.

Wings will be able to be purchased individually and pricing will vary by vendor.
https://www.queenofthewing.com/

Ohio Festivals September 20-22, 2019

September 17, 2019 at 7:10 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 20-22, 2019 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

 

September 21, 2019 Firehouse Clam and Steak Extravaganza
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
‘Firehouse Clam Bake & Food Extravaganza’ Live music! Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/

 

September 21-22, 2019 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

CINCINNATI’S 52nd ANNUAL SUMMERFAIR FINE ARTS and CRAFTS FAIR

May 31, 2019 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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CINCINNATI’S 52nd ANNUAL SUMMERFAIR FINE ARTS and CRAFTS FAIR

Date And Time
Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Location – Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230

* Summerfair Cincinnati is returning to Coney Island this weekend for its 47th year.

* From May 30 to June 1, the fair will feature more than 300 artists and craftspeople, regional performers and a variety of food vendors.

* There will also be a youth arts area where children can participate in entertainment and hands-on activities.

We would like to welcome everyone to this year’s Summerfair. This event requires the hard work, dedication and a love of art from hundreds of volunteers — both members and outside volunteers.

The Fair showcases some of the best artists in 10 categories from all over the country. Art comes in all forms and as you walk the grounds of this beautiful location, we’re sure you will be entertained by the sounds of music, dancing and even an area for the children in youth arts, where they can express their creativity. With all the excitement, make sure you stop by and grab a bite to eat from one of our food artists in the gourmet food area. If you have any questions, please stop one of the Summerfair members wearing a green polo shirt.

Free Parking!

We’ll see you rain or shine!

Enjoy the Fair and thanks again for coming!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summerfair-2019-tickets-60028506880

The Cincinnati Garlic Festival 2019 Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2019

May 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Get Stinky: Arnold’s Bar & Grill to Host the Cincinnati Garlic Festival
The festival will take place over two days and will feature local garlic-themed foods

Arnold’s Bar & Grill isn’t afraid to get smelly with their food: Introducing the Cincinnati Garlic Festival 2019.

On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, Cincinnatians can consume all the garlic they want via an assortment of specially prepared local food and beer at the downtown bar:

Listermann, Fifty West and Rhinegeist will bring their very own garlic beers
Madisono’s Gelato & Sorbetto will have garlic gelato
Wunderbar! will have garlic pretzels
La Soupe will be providing garlic soup
Sixteen Bricks will have garlic breads
Avril-Bleh butchers will provide assorted garlic sausages and meats
and Arnold’s will have a slew of garlic cocktails, appetizers, entrées and desserts from chef Kayla Robison
In 1998, Jim Tarbell hosted the original Cincinnati Garlic Festival in the Grammer’s parking lot in Over-the-Rhine, with restaurants, printed T-shirts and a garlic bulb mascot.

Arnold’s got Tarbell’s blessing and reinvented the Queen City tradition, and design firm We Have Become Vikings created the logo and modernized the mascot. Limited edition Cincinnati Garlic Fest T-shirts and hand-numbered screen prints will be available to purchase at the event.

In addition to food, there will be live music from Root Cellar Xtract 8-11:30 p.m. Friday and The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday,

5-11 p.m. May 31; all day June 1. Free admission. Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown. More info: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldsbar/

https://www.citybeat.com/food-drink/the-dish/blog/21068625/get-stinky-arnolds-bar-grill-to-host-the-cincinnati-garlic-festival

Asian Food Fest 2019 May 11th and 12th – Freedom Way at The Banks, Cincinnati, Ohio

May 9, 2019 at 1:40 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Asian Food Fest 2019
Where: The Banks, Freedom Way between Elm and Walnut streets
When: noon-10 p.m. May 11, noon-8 p.m. May 12
Price: It’s free, the dishes cost $2-$6
Free Admission!

New this year, the Asian Food Fest will be located on Freedom Way between Elm and Walnut Streets!

Features authentic food from mostly all countries from Asia including Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Korea, Japan and many more. Chef Hideki Harada and his wife will be serving up some Japanese delights while Pho Lang Thang will be going back to its roots of the first food fest and will be dishing out some Pho!    https://www.asianfoodfest.org/

Cincy Cinco 2019 – Saturday May 4, 2019 – 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM

May 1, 2019 at 7:55 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with authentic music, culture, food and more. Runs Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride while it is also another great reason to party! Much like St Patricks Day and Oktoberfest, Cinco de Mayo in Cincinnati Ohio has several events and parties at local restaurants & bars. No matter your reasoning for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Cincinnati OH, you will find plenty of things to do. Around this time of year you will find several parades, Mexican Festivals and of course Margaritas & Corona specials. Not only is this day is a national holiday in Mexico but for most here in Cincinnati OH, Cinco de Mayo 2019 is a day to party and celebrate with friends!
http://events.cincinnati.com/cincinnati_oh/events/cincy-cinco-2019-/E0-001-125000301-3

You don’t have to be Latino to join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The holiday is akin to our Independence Day/Fourth of July holiday and celebrates the victory of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. You can count on every authentic Latino restaurant in the area being hyper-busy this weekend, so here are a few alternative options for having “mucha fiesta.”

Saturday
Cincy Cinco, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. Free. Family-friendly event showcases Latino music, culture and food. Children’s area with games, raffles, pinatas, cake and a mascot parade on Saturday. Live music from the region’s hottest Salsa bands. Traditional dances, Hispanic youth orchestra and more. Tacopolis features over a dozen restaurants offering wide variety of tacos and “alambres” (Mexican kabobs), plus Argentinian empanadas, Venezuelan fare and many other tasty treats. Largest Latino cultural celebration in the region. cincy-cinco.com.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2019/04/30/cinco-de-mayo-events-cincinnati-weekend/3620150002/

Ohio Festivals March 1 – 3, 2019

March 1, 2019 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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March 1-3, 2019
27th Annual Bockfest
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bockfest is a celebration of historic Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and the coming of spring. There are several bock beer festivals that take place around the world, but Cincinnati’s Bockfest is the oldest and largest in the United States. Bockfest occurs during the first weekend of March.
http://www.bockfest.com/

 

March 2-3 & 9-10, 2019 March Maple Madness Driving Tour
Statewide, Ohio
A statewide event sponsored by the Ohio Maple Producers Association and syrup makers across Ohio. Spend a day in Ohio’s beautiful countryside and see how clear, sweet sap from the maple tree becomes golden, delicious maple syrup. See website for details.
https://www.ohiomaple.org/maple-madness.html

The Gold Star ChiliFest Cincinnati Fire Museum – October 6, 2018

October 5, 2018 at 10:45 AM | Posted in chili, Festivals | Leave a comment
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IT’S BACK
October 6, 2018
12 noon-12 midnight
Cincinnati Fire Museum
315 W. Court St
FREE Admission

Gold Star Chili and the Cincinnati Fire Museum have joined forces once again to revive Gold Star ChiliFest after a 14-year hiatus. The original Gold Star ChiliFest was a Cincinnati tradition for over two decades. The new event will recapture the family-friendly fun with food trucks – all serving chili dishes, activities for the entire family, live music and a chili cook-off.

The Gold Star ChiliFest will be held at the Cincinnati Fire Museum and its adjacent lots on Plum and Court streets. The event and Museum admission are free to attend.

Planned activities include more than 20 games for children and adults alike, firefighter demonstrations, the popular touch-a-truck area, photos with local firefighters, antique fire trucks and a smokehouse. Live music for the day includes headliner Seven Bridges – Cincinnati’s hottest new band – and regional favorites Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, and the Alley Cats. Ten food trucks, including the Gold Star ChiliMobile, will sell delicious dishes, including at least one chili dish.
http://goldstarchilifest.com/

September 21-23, 2018 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

September 19, 2018 at 2:16 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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America’s Oktoberfest
September 21-23, 2018

Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown Cincinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

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