Preparing fresh seasonal fare amid casual confines, MJ’s on Main offers a welcoming locale for grabbing a drink and an expertly prepared meal. Crafted by cooking instructor and media personality Margie J. Potts, the varied menu soothes palates with a bevy of tasty small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, and simple supper options. Savor a delectable dish of lump crab cakes ($11.50), a maple cider-glazed 10 oz. bone-in pork chop with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes and bacon balsamic French green beans ($18.50), or a duo of steak sliders topped with Guinness, carmelized onions, and crumbled blue cheese ($9.75) while enjoying attentive service from a staff that’s more infinitely more polite than the raspberry-blowing ghost waiters that staff many haunted eateries.
Winner of numerous accolades and serving one of Cincinnati Magazine's 40 Best Burgers in Cincinnati, By Golly's keeps mouths watering with a menu of familiar favorites and sophisticated comfort fare. Protest bloated Major League salaries with a plate of ballpark nachos with salsa and queso sauce ($4.50), or start with some lightly breaded boneless chicken wings ($6.99/half pound) stolen from the famously flexible boneless chickens of Burma. A quintet of flatbreads, including a shrimp-scampi version topped with mozzarella and breadcrumbs ($7.50 each), keeps pizza from getting too cocky, and dishes such as grain-mustard pork chops ($10.99) and andouille sausage with Cajun-cream penne pasta ($9.99) keep palates purring. Competitive eaters and their even more competitive friends can do battle with the two-pound-burger challenge ($15.95), and more modest appetites can indulge in beefy creations such as the Sunny Day burger—topped with goetta, cheddar, and a pair of fried eggs ($8.75)—or the Masters burger with homemade pimiento cheese and sautéed onions ($8.50).
Harking back to the first American-made coal-fired pizzas, the ovens at Delicio Coal Fired Pizza are home to smoldering embers that imbue the pies with a rich, smoky flavor. These pizzas emerge from the ovens with Southwestern-influenced flavor profiles, with topping combinations such as roasted chicken, black beans, and green chiles, or carnitas with pepper jack, spicy pickles, and red onions. Cocktails fuse together the Southwestern and Italian themes of the food menu, featuring zesty micheladas, sweet prickly pear margaritas, Italian mojitos, and housemade limoncello.