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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

C'mon, get happy...

How about a Foodie Report happy hour? If you're down, throw out some places, dates, times, and we'll see what the general consensus is... I'm thinking mid- to late-Feb, to give folks enough time to plan for it. What say you?


at 5:50 PM Blogger Stepf said...

oh, yeah! I'm in. Just make sure it doesn't interfere with broomball. I take broomball very seriously! :) Wednesdays work for me. Where do you want to go, dear readers?

at 5:58 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

I live downtown and work in Forest Park so I have about the whole city covered. It might be better after work to meet downtown if that is where the majority of our readers work/live....Palomino's has a great happy hour and a lively scene. M&S is pretty good, but the bar area is not setup for a party bigger than 4.....hmmmm any other places that have good food/drink deals? I like the Hyde Park and Oakley area too. Would Kona Bistro be a good place to meet or Tellers? Ok, those are my idea! This will be fun!

at 6:09 PM Anonymous Schottzie03 said...

How about in the Enquirer snack room? Each of you can whip something up and then let your readers pick a winner.

at 6:24 PM Blogger Rachel said...

Happy Hour is a great idea, Nicci. I'm game! Just name the time and place.

at 9:04 AM Anonymous FoodieToo said...

What about Chez Nora in Covington?

at 9:51 AM Anonymous vudutu said...

Great idea, we tend to stay local and since Cocos closed we are homeless and currently hitting Chalk. Chez is a good drink for the $ and Palominos too, JRs Bistro is small but gets my vote as Jen and Jeannie ROCK, Mic and Schmics makes a good cocktail. City View, comes to mind, I am sure Nada is a crowded mess on Fri., Twist might be fun.

at 10:30 AM Blogger Mary said...

As long as it's not at Newport on the Levy. I just avoid that entire complex. Chez Nora's is good because if I get to happy I can just walk home.

at 11:14 AM Blogger Stepf said...

I like Covington. Any of those Covington locations would work. Chalk has a side room that would work for us... the bar is not often crowded. Chez Nora is another great choice -- plenty of space.

at 11:14 AM Blogger mmascolino said...

The bar at Palomino's has some great drinks and view and happy hour discounts make it a steal.

at 11:21 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

I'm leaning toward Palomino. They have lots of room (although it fills up fast) and the food/drink specials are great. I mean, a $3 mojito? I'll take it...

How about a day/date? I wonder how busy a Tuesday would be, since that's such a random day of the week... Wednesday and Friday are often packed.

What do you guys think?

at 11:23 AM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...

Do we get to see what Polly looks like, or will she be carrying that menu around with her the whole time ala the neighbor on "Tool Time"? :-)

at 11:29 AM Blogger Nicci King said...

LOL! TJ, I guess you just have to show up and find out. It's all part of the Foodie Report mystique...

at 1:36 PM Anonymous vudutu said...

THAT was funny!

at 4:47 PM Blogger Sean F. said...

Although Palomino has a pretty kickin' happy hour special, I'll put in my vote (predictably) for a local place - Arnold's. Especially once the weather warms up and the courtyard's roof comes off.

at 1:19 PM Blogger Mary said...

Oh yeah, Arnold's is a good idea. It's unpretentious, cheap, and friendly. I'll be there this Saturday for the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs in fact.

at 3:44 PM Anonymous vudutu said...

OK In order my votes are Palomino first then Arnolds and City view when the weather breaks, in the meantime while you all are deciding I'll be at chalk on Friday!

at 5:47 PM Blogger Stepf said...

I'm headed to Twist for happy hour now!

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