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.
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+).
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.
Bars are great spots for declaring preemptive thumb war on unsuspecting foes, so you’ll need to stockpile rations for a lengthy campaign. Sidebar’s menu offers plenty of options, including appetizers such as onion straws ($5.95), quesadilla rolls ($5.95), Juan Parnello’s queso dip ($5.95), and Sidebar wings (6 for $4.95, 12 for $8.95). Dig your mouth-shovels into a tasty burger that’s hand-pattied daily with 80/20 Black Angus beef. Burger options include the Soprano (pizza sauce, onion, and two cheese sticks, $7.50), the Devil’s Advocate (spicy ranch sauce, sliced jalapeno, and provolone, $7.25), and the Double Jeopardy (two patties with your choice of cheese, $8.50). Sandwiches such as the Roebling Reuben ($7.95) are also available, as well as 12” pizzas such as buffalo chicken ($9.95) and The Big Bill with onions, peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and double cheese ($12.95).
An expansive outdoor patio snakes around Main Bite, letting guests dig into the eatery's distinctive brand of American small plates while dining al fresco. The patio is one of the biggest draws, according to a CityBeat review, but the food is nothing to sneeze at either. With many ingredients sourced from local vendors, the menu's selection of "bites" caters to groups looking for fresh food to share. Beginning bites include pastrami artichoke dill dip and shrimp guac nachos. Heartier portions fall in the "main bites" category and include onion brisket and seared scallops over curried chickpea rice. These small plates leave plenty of room for cake truffles and cannoli, or a specialty cocktail such as the local harvest made with organic vodka, lime, basil, cucumber, and agave nectar.
It should come as no surprise that Bambooz Bar & Grill is a popular watering hole among Northern Kentucky locals. After all, the spot's slogan is "Come booz it up at Bambooz," and on any given night, you'll find bartenders slinging signature shots, margaritas, and cold beer, with a wheel of specials that's kept spinning around the clock. But social drinking isn't the only reason to visit—customers also keep coming back for comfort-food favorites such as Angus burgers, Bambooz wraps, jumbo wings and steak hoagies. Large-screen televisions broadcast local sports games, and on certain nights, Bambooz hosts live music, and is equipped for pool, darts, and games of corn hole.