Party season is here and you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to gift mom or grad with cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes in Kenwood! Check out the video to learn more about what they have to offer!
Happy Taco Tuesday! We’re all about tacos and believe it or not this recipe from Bubba Rub is AMAZING!
Check out my favorite taco recipe – the whole family loves it!
BubbaRub Tacos (Beef/Pork/Chicken):
1 lb Beef/Chicken/Pork/Turkey/Etc.
BubbaRub Dry Rubs to taste
Crunchy Taco Shells
Shredded cheese (white cheese)
Make pulled pork/chicken per the recipe, or ground beef/turkey with BubbaRub Dry Rub. Starting with the crunchy taco shell, layer meat, slaw, cheese and drizzle BubbaRub Sauce of your choice on top. Simple, creative, and absolutely delicious!
I would normally think of a dry rub for a taco recipe but this rub just makes everything taste better – from veggies, seeds, salmon, and chicken to ribs, roasts, and burgers.
There are TONS more recipes on the website!
And now that grilling season is FINALLY here, I thought I’d reshare this video because this is a MUST-have around the house – especially for everything grilled!
Registration is now open for the 1-week long themed summer camps at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.
No audition is required and it’s for a variety of ages and experience. Sessions are available for 6-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds, and 11-14 year olds each weekday from 9am to 4 pm at the TCT facility on Red Bank Road.
And get this, it’s just $275 per week and $250 for additional kids and that breaks down to only be about $8 an hour. It’s such a great deal! It’s less expensive than daycare and nannying, plus they’re learning valuable skills and lifelong memories.
Before and after care is also available for all 7 weeks of summer camp. You gotta register now though, mommas, because sessions fill up fast. Only 25 participants are accepted in each age group for each week, and all of the sessions completely sold out last year.
You can learn more about these amazing summer programs here at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati on their website thechildrenstheatre.com.
I am LOVING this all-new Watson’s. It’s no longer just pools, spas and game room must-haves. It’s now a carefully curated collection of everything for your home — inside and out.
If you haven’t been since Watson’s remodeled their showroom last year and rebranded, here’s what you’ll find now:
- They now have an expansive selection of indoor furniture, both in-stock and custom options. Want to change the layout? Get a different fabric? No problem. There’s NO fee for doing that.
- There’s also a huge emphasis on fashionable, stylish, and on-trend.
- Lots of pieces you won’t see anywhere else! Watson’s has several relationships with manufactures who make exclusive designs for them – like this modern metal pool table! Love it!
- Home accessories are now available – so all the great decor and accessories you see on display that you need to put the personal touch and finish your space are also for sale! Lamps, end tables, rugs, even the barware is for sale!
I am loving this “new” Watson’s — really rounds it out — making it everything you need for your home, inside and out.
Watson’s still has your pools, spas and outdoor furniture. Actually, they now have an entire showroom of indoor furniture! It’s BREATHTAKING! But now have more than 40,000 square feet of in stock furniture, and no fees for any customizations you want to make. They have several certified interior designers on staff who can help you build those custom options. Actually, Watson’s said more than half their customers are choosing that route! And it’s all still covered under the low price guarantee — meaning if you find a lower price anywhere else, Watson’s will match it.
I’ve been to a LOT of furniture stores. This is not what I’m used to. It’s different. It’s cooler. It’s on trend. It’s beautiful and you have to see it in person for yourself!
To learn more, visit Watsons.com.
Valentine’s Day might be Feb. 14, but it’s a week-long celebration at Gigi’s Cupcakes!
Photos: Twin Spire Photography
This is a special advertising supplement, paid for by Gigi’s Cupcakes – Cincinnati.
From sipping on some wine, enjoying fireside dinner and decadent dessert to Sunday brunch with the girls — however you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Parker’s is the place.
At Parkers, they specialize in All-American Fare with an amazing selection of beef, seafood and specialty entrée salads. They even a wine list honored with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
They offer as much variety of dishes as they do dining experiences, too. Stay cool in the summer dining on the newly remodeled Tap Room patio and warm in the winter as you cozy up to one of their wood burning fireplaces. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for a drink, do a business lunch, grab a meal to go, kindle romance or celebrate special moments.
They have a newly remodeled main dining room and also private dining rooms – seating 12 to 60 or cocktail up to 100 – so your event can have the perfect setting for things like rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, anniversary parties and business functions.
The Tap Room hosts Happy Hour six days a week (Monday through Saturday) from 3:00pm-6:30pm. Happy Hour includes half off all 17 drafts and 25% off all liquor, wine and bottled beer! We also have a special bar menu where guests can find small bites for snacking to our delicious half pound cheeseburger.
They host live music regularly. Then, on Sunday, they have their famous brunch that people drive from all over to enjoy! It’s from 10am-2:00pm which includes a complimentary Mimosa, Bloody Mary, screw driver or a glass of champagne.
Parker’s is located at 4200 Cooper Road Cincinnati, OH 45242. If you haven’t been, or haven’t been lately, come check it out for yourself! Like them on Facebook to stay updated and learn more about them at http://parkersblueash.com.
Photos: Twin Spire Photography
“Giving back one glass at a time,” is the idea behind the Cincinnati International Wine Festival, coming up March 7-9. It’s a blend of supporting the community and appreciating wine.
The 29th annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a charitable, non-profit organization founded to promote the wine industry and raise funds for local charities.
This year, the weekend of wine kicks off with an exclusive Winery Dinner Series held simultaneously at more than a dozen of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants, ONE NIGHT ONLY – March 7. Enjoy a chef-selected, multi-course dinner at your favorite restaurant, complemented by a unique wine pairing chosen exclusively by that restaurant’s featured winery!
TICKETS ARE LIMITED! RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW! CLICK HERE!
Then, for those looking for some fun, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival’s Grand Tastings are – one price, one place, one weekend only – so get your plans in place now! (click here to see the video I did last year to learn tips for how to prepare for the show!)
Grand Tastings are March 8-9 at the Duke Energy Convention Center! Enjoy more than 700 wines from 200 wineries.
Your ticket includes unlimited wine tastings, a Riedel wine glass, unlimited food by-the-bite, a tasting guide, a complimentary coat check and more.
Lower-priced tickets are available on FRIDAY NIGHT for the BEST HAPPY HOUR IN TOWN!
UNLIMITED ACCESS weekend passes are available as well.
So grab your gal pals now, and don’t miss this incredible weekend of wine!
CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!
This small family business, husband and wife team Brian & Gina are going on their 6th year rolling out the 2019 Foodie Cincy Deck for “foodies” to drool over!
For $20 (normally they’re $40, but use the code CINCYCHIC at https://www.foodiecincydeck.com for 50% off to make them only $20) you get a deck of cards that has $10 off vouchers for 52 of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky’s best local & independent restaurants. That’s $520 in savings!
The deck covers restaurants from all over the Greater Cincinnati region. No national chains, only chef-driven/owner-operated restaurants. From downtown to Middletown, from Anderson to Union, KY- Foodie Cincy has done the work for you on where to dine and support the best local eateries.
Included in the deck are a few hidden gems and some great new hot spots, along with some of Cincinnati’s most established restaurants.
They can be used for over a full year until Dec 31 2019. It’s great to use for fun date night ideas throughout the year — it’s also a perfect gift for birthdays or the holidays, a perfect stocking stuffer and unique gift for any “foodie”!
A minimum purchase of $30 or more on food purchases is required to get the $10 off. Can’t be used on alcohol/tax/gratuity, but it’s good for everything else! See each individual restaurant card for any special exclusions. (48 of the restaurants have $30 minimum, 4 restaurants have $40 minimum)
Each card is able to be used only once and you give the card to the server upon use. Only one card is allowed per bill.
Remember to use the code CINCYCHIC to get 50% off the $40 retail price to get the deck for only $20.