Gift certificate auction
Greater Cincinnati Independents, the restaurant group that sponsored Restaurant Week, is having their gift certificate auction on Friday. You can purchase gift certificates worth $25 for $17.50, or $50 certificates for $35. It will start about 8 a.m., and there are a limited number available. Go to http://www.gcindependents.com/ to see what restaurants are participating, and to buy the certificates. it's a pretty good line-up of restaurants, including Jags and Red and the Jean-Robert places. If you're like me and put away such things somewhere safe and forget about them, don't do it, but if you're reasonably organized and want to try some of these places, it's a good deal. and just because they're called gift certificates, you don't have to give them to someone else!