With more than 25 sandwiches on its menu, Monk's Kitchen specializes in variety. While wildly diverse both in name creativity and ingredients—from the Ham Damnation (or Salvation) to a straightforward fried bologna—every sandwich does share one key element: Monk's trademark homemade french and whole-wheat breads, which are made-from-scratch daily. There's plenty more to enjoy at Monk's Kitchen in addition to the sandwiches, from pizzas and breadsticks to salads and calzones. The family-friendly eatery also has an outdoor patio for nice days and games for kids to play after posting sandwiches pics to their food blogs.
Pelts and guns hang from the walls of the dining room at Kreimer’s Bier Haus, lending it a hunting lodge’s rustic charm. As hunting lodges often are, the eatery is a hub for succulent meat dishes such as rib-eye steaks and smoked sausages. However, they place a high premium on veggies as well, and the kitchen serves as a hub for shredded cabbage. Founded in 1982, the German eatery dishes sauerkraut piled on sausages or fried into sauerkraut balls. At white-clothed tables overlooking the Little Miami River, diners can also nosh on seafood such as grilled salmon and jumbo shrimp and sip an eclectic array of beer, wine, and cocktails. During the summer, tables on an expansive riverside patio allow diners to feel the wind in their hair or persuade rain clouds to refill their water glasses.
Family owned and operated beginning in 1984 specializing in cajun and creole cuisine with live jazz. Traditional fare as well with great steaks, chicken, pasta and pork dishes. Full bar and wine list. Private party rooms available for up to 40 guests. Reservations suggested. Free parking in Main Strasse Village lot.
Show Mom you care or carefully remember Mother's Day with a For You, Mom bouquet, a 26-stem combination of roses, gerbera daisies, carnations, mini-carnations, baby’s breath, and vibrant greens ($50.75). Or, gift a minimalist glass-bubble bowl filled with a few simple seasonal blooms ($30). A dozen roses ($60) are fail-proof blooms for any occasion, including Constitution Day, Secretary's Day, and Overseas Electronics Day. The friendly flower whisperers at Ruttle & Neltner boast an impressive 55 combined years of creating eye-catching arrangements and will be happy to work with you to design a creative and customized nine-inch bouquet vase ($35+) or other vased arrangement ($45+).
Though the original Nuvo shuttered in 2009, chef Mark Bodenstein could not shake the feeling that he had more work to do. So in late 2013, he decided to breathe some life back into his old concept, flexing his creativity with an everchanging prix fixe menu of imaginative and aesthetically astonishing plates. As Cincinnati Magazine put it, "This is food you'll be thinking about for days."?
Though he cooks with meat, Bodenstein believes that veggies are more dynamic. To this end, his staff finds greens wherever they can find them, whether that's from the onsite garden or nearby farms. Here are some of the less familiar plants that might grace the plates at Nuvo At Greenup.
Maitake mushrooms: In the United States, they're known as hen of the woods. In Japan, their name means "the dancing mushroom." These huge, scalloped mushrooms are easily found by foragers and savored for their rich umami.
Wheat berries: This is what wheat looks like before it's ground into flour. Rich with fiber, protein, and B vitamins, these berries add a barley-like texture to soups and stews.
Nasturtium: The blossoms of this plant are edible, but the flavorful leaves taste peppery and bittersweet.
Fiddlehead ferns: The tightly coiled tips of this fern add grassy brightness to dishes but are only available for a short time period?in the early spring, when ferns are just growing new shoots.
Located at Covington's perfectly-grilled core, the comic-book-themed WhackBurger aims to knock out and lock up hunger with a single powerful weapon: burgers. Burgers so massive that, as Cincinnati Magazine said, they "would still appear large when grasped by Andre the Giant's fist." As if those piled-high patties weren't enough of a handful, the kitchen still sends out every burger with a choice of side, ranging from the traditional (fresh-cut fries with house-made ketchup) to the offbeat (jambalaya, broccoli slaw).
While the walls are covered in comics and superhero-inspired murals, the menu is more like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. In addition to weighing your side options, there's a choice of patty: beef from nearby Heringer Meats, turkey, or a vegetarian black-bean patty made in house. Finally, you'll choose one of more than a dozen topping styles. With bacon and peppercorn mayo, even the Classic is far from standard-issue, but and wilder possibilities take inspiration from Cajun, Cuban, Mediterranean, and German cuisines.