Campbell’s Scoop: Whit’s Now Open

I happened to drive past Whit’s Frozen Custard in Blue Ash yesterday and saw they were open. Sure, I stopped in for a little frozen custard- why not? It turned out it was their very first day. I had a scoop of  the peanut butter brownie caramel flavor. (They have  vanilla, chocolate and a flavor … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Whit’s Now Open

Campbell’s Scoop: All You Can Eat Prime Rib

Here’s how you can show Dad you love him and want him to be . . . full. Crave is doing an all-the-prime-rib-you-care-to-eat special on Father’s Day . It’s available from 4- close (10 p.m.), and check it out: it’s $19.95.   Crave is on The Banks at 175 Joe Nuxhall Way. Make a reservation … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: All You Can Eat Prime Rib

Campbell’s Scoop: De Cavel and Solnom to open new French cafe

Jean-Robert de Cavel and his fellow Frenchman Jean Philippe Solnom will soon be opening a little French cafe Downtown. They’ve signed a lease on the tiny spot that was Mayberry, and then Burnell’s, at 915 Vine St.. It will be called French Crust and will have authentic French pastries, light lunches and coffee.  The menu … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: De Cavel and Solnom to open new French cafe

Campbell’s Scoop: SwampWater Grill will serve Cajun food

SwampWater Grill and Smokehouse will soon be serving  authentic Cajun-style food in the Riverside Centre Antique Mall in the East End. Owner Chris Ornella said he’s hoping to open in the first week of June. Ornella, who recently bought the antique mall, said his partner Kirk Prest is the man behind the Cajun menu. He’s a … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: SwampWater Grill will serve Cajun food

Campbell’s Scoop: Cocktail Terrace atop 21c opens today

The Rooftop Cocktail Terrace on the roof of 21c Museum Hotel will be open to the public at 5 p.m. today. It’s on the 11th floor of the hotel, across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, a perfect spot for looking down on the city and across to the hills, feeling above it … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Cocktail Terrace atop 21c opens today

Campbell’s Scoop: More to eat at Taste of Belgium in Findlay

On Friday, Taste of Belgium at Findlay Market is expanding its menu to include “Belgianized”  pizzas and sandwiches. The sandwiches are Belgianized by making them on Belgian waffles, which makes an awesome sandwich, I can tell you from personal experience. They are selling a southwest sandwich with turkey and pepperjack cheese and chipotle mayo on … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: More to eat at Taste of Belgium in Findlay

Campbell’s Scoop: Boca acknowledges past as it sets opening date

Boca Restaurant will open its doors to the public on May 13. Haute Italian food will be served in the Downtown space where Maisonette served fine French cuisine for six decades and held a record for its 39 years of 4 stars from the Mobil Dining Guide. So, at a gala event at the restaurant on Saturday night, … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Boca acknowledges past as it sets opening date

Campbell’s Scoop: Meatball pop-up dinner previews future restaurant

Dan Katz’s meatball restaurant doesn’t exist yet, but he’s offering a glimpse of what he has in mind with a pop-up meatball dinner on May 15.  Like his planned restaurant, Meatball Kitchen, it will be a simple dinner: beef, turkey or veggie meatballs with meat or vegetarian tomato sauce, served on toasted ciabatta bread. Also … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Meatball pop-up dinner previews future restaurant

Campbell’s Scoop: Mimi’s Eggrolls and Curry Bowls coming to Findlay Market

The Assanuvat family will soon begin serving Thai egg rolls and curry rice bowls from a stall in Findlay Market. Mimi is Mimi Assanuvat (originally from Beatyville, Kentucky), and the chef is her husband Sithi Assanuvat (originally from Bankgkok Thailand.) “My father’s been shopping at Findlay Market ever since we moved here 23 years ago,” … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Mimi’s Eggrolls and Curry Bowls coming to Findlay Market

Campbell’s Scoop: Flipdaddy’s opening third location

Flipdaddy’s, the locally owned hamburger restaurant with 63 beer taps that opened its first restaurant in Mariemont and its second in Symmes Township, is expanding yet again with a third in Union, KY. According to their Facebook page, they’ll open in August. . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Flipdaddy’s opening third location

Campbell’s Scoop: Quan Hapa now open for lunch

As of today, the Asian restaurant/bar Quan Hapa on Vine St., will be open for lunch. The little restaurant also has a revised  menu. Owner David Le said they’re going back to basics, emphasizing simple Asian street foods. They’ve taken poke off the menu, and the foie gras garnish on ramen.   They still have an … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Quan Hapa now open for lunch

Campbell’s Scoop: Eli’s won’t open Downtown after all

I reported here that Eli’s BBQ, the fairly-new-but-already-beloved barbecue joint on Riverside Drive, was going to open a second location on Vine Street among all the other new restaurants in the Gateway Quarter. Alas, it is not to be. Elias Leisring said they were very close to signing the lease  on a Vine Street location … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Eli’s won’t open Downtown after all

Campbell’s Scoop: Eagle Food and Beer Hall

Bakersfield OTR, the Mexican bar/taco joint on Vine St., was supposed to be a laid-back , neighborhood-oriented bar. Instead, it’s been  “a runaway hit,” said Joe Lanni, who owns it with his brother John.  “It’s not what we expected at all. We were actually scared to death to open it.” It has gone so well  … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Eagle Food and Beer Hall

Campbell’s Scoop: Pompilio’s goes smoke-free

Amanda Van Benschoten of our Kentucky bureau  reports: For the past 80 years, Pompilios restaurant has been the kind of place where you can enjoy a leisurely Italian meal with family, or just walk in off the street and have a drink at the bar while watching the game. Beginning May 1, you’ll be able … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Pompilio’s goes smoke-free

Campbell’s Scoop: Brunch at Incline House

The Incline Public House in Price Hill has added brunch to their menu. It’s served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Their regular menu is then available from 3-9 p.m. The menu includes breakfast drinks such as traditional and ultimate bloody Marys (The ultimate includes bacon vodka, with pickle, celery, shrimp, bacon. . . ) mimosas, brandy … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Brunch at Incline House

Campbell’s Scoop: Walt’s Hitching Post has opening date

Walt’s Hitching Post in  Fort Wright has posted on their Facebook page that they’re having two open house evenings on Thursday and Friday. You can get a preview of their menu with appetizers that will feature some signature flavors. Cash bar, with proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospital and Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky. 6-9 p.m. on … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Walt’s Hitching Post has opening date

Campbell’s Scoop: Which Wich sandwich chain coming to Short Vine

  Sandwich chain Which Wich opened the first of many planned local outposts at Short Vine Flats in Corryville on Sunday. The company expects to add 15-plus stores in Greater Cincinnati within the next three to four years, including a Harper’s Station store that’s expected to open this summer, according to Jeff Vickers, Which Wich senior … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Which Wich sandwich chain coming to Short Vine

Campbell’s Scoop: Salazar coming this summer

I apologize for not posting this story about Jose Salazar’s new restaurant earlier. It’s been in the paper and on Cincinnati.com, but perhaps there are those of you who rely on this small corner of the internet for all your Cincinnati restaurant news (which is a  pretty workable idea.) I love someone with Salazar’s experience … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Salazar coming this summer

Campbell’s Scoop: Commonwealth Bistro ready to get started

  Two former residential buildings on Main Strasse in Covington will be transformed over the next six months or so into Commonwealth Bistro, a “historically inspired, locally sourced” restaurant. Chris Burns, the former chef at The Bistro, Downtown, is the culinary member of the partnership that will open the restaurant.  He said they hope to … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Commonwealth Bistro ready to get started

Campbell’s Scoop: Barrio Tequileria opens in Northside

Barrio opened in Northside over the weekend. The taco and tequila restaurant from Gary Sims, the owner of food truck Taco Azul, has more than 70 kinds of tequila.  They will serve a somewhat expanded menu from the truck, adding some salads and tortas (Mexican sandwiches) and bar snacks. The bar will feature craft beer, tequila … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Barrio Tequileria opens in Northside

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