last meal in Cincy
My dear friend Kristin is leaving Cincinnati on Thursday for warm, sunny Jacksonvile, Fla. She found a fabulous new job, and she'll be close to family. It's a great move for her, but I'm sad to see her go.
Kristin has a strange schedule, with midweek weekends, so she, another co-worker and I had started going to dinner at a new restaurant every other Tuesday or Wednesday. We tried quite a few places: Pho Paris, Udipi, Green Papaya, Wild Ginger, Riverside Korean, Dancing Wasabi. Aqua, Teak (new to her), DaVeed's for Restaurant Week, and others I'm sure I've forgotten. (Wow, that's quite a list. Kristin's only been in Cincinnati for about a year!)
She's working every day this week, so we've only got Thursday. I'm organizing a going-away party with about 10 or so friends, with dinner and drinks.
Her departure has me thinking: If I had just 24 hours left in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, where would I go and what would I eat? It's a tough decision.
I think we're going to do happy hour someplace downtown, just to see Fountain Square one last time.
Dinner is her choice, and we've got budget constraints to take into consideration for some people. She's leaning toward JeanRo or Chez Nora, two places she's never tried. Beluga was another option. For drinks, we want to check out Keystone for the view of downtown and maybe Havana Martini or Below Zero.
Any suggestions? I'm sure we've missed some good spots. We wanted to go to Bella Luna, Maribelle's, Cumin, Red... oh the list is endless!
24 hours in Cincinnati? Too many great places, too little time.