Coney Island Opening Day
What: Coney Island opens for our 129th season of summer fun! New for 2016 is Typhoon Tower! This giant, interactive play structure will cover 16,000 square feet in the northeast corner of Sunlite Pool, and will feature two 130-foot waterslides, over 70 interactive water play zones, and the main attraction... the world's largest Hydro Storm! This 33-foot tower will drench guests with more than 1,300 gallons of cascading water! In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, military personnel get a FREE Pool & Rides Combo Ticket! Military Appreciation Offer, Military Personnel - Show your Military ID and get a FREE Pool & Rides Combo ticket! Offer valid May 26-28, 2016. One admission per ID.
Where: Coney Island Park
Dates: Friday, May 26th Sunlite Pool opens 10am, Rides open 11am
Cost: $7.95 - $21.95
Braxton Labs Grand Opening (Newport, KY)
What: Braxton Labs - Braxton Brewing Company's second facility and on Friday, May 26th...it's open with the Grand Opening Party. Here's the lineup: The first Braxton Labs beers will be on tap! We'll be pouring Braxton Labs New England IPA, Coffee Vanilla Milk Stout, Cherry Saison and maybe more that are currently fermenting away. The first 100 Braxton Labs customers that purchase a Labs brewed beer will get to keep the Braxton Labs pint glass! We'll also have the Braxton Core Styles, Summertrip Passionfruit Berliner Weisse, Kickback Hard Cider and guest taps from local, regional, national and international breweries. The party doesn't stop there. The The Official Kentucky Struts will be live in the beer garden and Cheese -N- Chong parked out back ready to fuel you late into the night.
Where: Braxton Labs - 95 Riviera Dr, Newport, Ky (the old ei8ht ball space)
Dates: Friday, May 26th 5pm to 11pm
Taste of Cincinnati (Downtown)
What: IT IS THAT TIME ONCE AGAIN! The 39TH ANNUAL TASTE OF CINCINNATI IS NEXT WEEKEND - The Nation's Longest Running Free Culinary Festival. Featuring more than 40 restaurants, 15 food trucks, over 30 music and comedy acts, and a few special surprises.
Where: 5th Street, Downtown
Dates: Saturday, May 27th - Monday, May 29th
Cost: ENTRY IS FREE
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2017 Best of Taste Winners:
More than 100 highly delicious dishes await at Taste of Cincinnati. Find your favorites before you head down to Taste this year.
Restaurant Best Dessert
First Place: Crème Brulee – Market Street Grille
Restaurant Best Appetizer
First Place: Crab Cake – Market Street Grille
Restaurant Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Birra Chiarra Italian Greens – Rivertown Brewery & Barrelhouse
Restaurant Best Entrée
First Place: Pulled Pork Sandwich with BBQ Sauce & Cole Slaw – Eli’s BBQ
Food Truck Best Dessert
First Place: Fried Cheesecake – Hungry Bros.
Hungry Bros (Food Truck)
THE GUYS WITH THE DIRTY FRIES! Hungry Bros. Food Truck specializes in the most delicious topped and smothered Waffle Fries!
Home of the Kevin Bacon Ranch (waffle fries topped with buttermilk ranch, grilled chicken and smoked bacon) the Vladimir Poutine (waffle fries topped with root beer + dried cherry braised lamb, wisconsin cheese curds and a fried egg). They also offer a wide variety of pita sandwiches, sliders, snacks, specialty drinks, and outrageous food concoctions customized for delicious enjoyment.
Menu at the taste:
Appetizer - Moroccan Spiced Lamb Slider
Dessert - Fried Cheese Cake
Entree - Kevin Bacon Ranch and Vladimir Poutine
Food Truck Best Appetizer
First Place: The Stroll – Adena’s Beefstroll
Food Truck Best Soup-Salad-Side
First Place: Jalapeno Mac n Cheese - Packhouse
Packhouse Meats (Food Truck)
Packhouse Meats has closed their brick-and-mortar to focus on operations around the city in their food truck.
Menu at the taste:
Entree - Meatball Bowl + Meatball Sub
Soup / Salad / Side - Fresh Saute Spinach and Mushroom, Jalapeno Mac and Cheese + Linguini and Herbs
Food Truck Best go Vibrant!
First Place: Lamb Slider – Hungry Bros.
Food Truck Best Entrée
First Place: Hand Battered Cod Platter – Alabama Fish Bar
NEW AT TASTE:
This year marks the first time they'll offer a signature cocktail in a commemorative Taste of Cincinnati glass. The inaugural Taste of Cincinnati Cocktail is the Fifth and Vodway, made with citrus vodka, triple sec, cranberry, and Sprite - $10.
Tickle Pickle (Northside)
Burger joint located in Northside that’s menu items pays tribute to popular rock bands
Menu at the Taste:
Appetizer - Jalapeno Popper - $4
Entree - Bread Zepplin and Buns n' Roses
Soup / Salad / Side - Veggie Chili and Whole Pickle on a stick
Mexican street food spot who makes their tortilla chips homemade
Menu at the Taste:
Entree - Tacos (Chicken, Pork, Chorizo, Veggie) and Tostadas (Chicken, Pork, Chirizo, Veggie)
Soup / Salad / Side - Homemade Chips and Gauc
Taste of Findlay Market (Fifth Street ramp to I-71)
- Cincinnati’s Findlay Market , Ohio's oldest surviving municipal market house, will have a new home away from home inside Taste of Cincinnati. Taste of Findlay Market, will exclusively feature food vendors from Findlay Market and “foodpreneurs” from Findlay Kitchen, serving delicious fresh-prepared “bites”, throughout the weekend.
Other new additions include: Che serving up tasting empanadas, Mazunte, Joella’s Hot Chicken giving out tastes of the hottest chicken out of the south, Island Frydays bringing their Caribbean flair and food, Sammy’s Craft Burgers and Beers, Tickle Pickle, Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House, Sawasdee Thai Cuisine, and Saigon Subs and Rolls. New food trucks at the taste are Hungry Bros, Packhouse Meats, the Chili Hut, and Sweets & Meats BBQ.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:
Rhinegeist Food Truck Alley (5th Street ramp to Columbia Parkway)
Fun Fact: Local food trucks will take over the Fifth Street ramp to Columbia Parkway to serve a variety of cuisine in an area called Rhinegeist Food Truck Alley, which also features live music and seating.
Alabama Fish Bar
Best Thing Smokin
Bistro de Mohr
SugarSnap! Sweet Treats
Sweets & Meats BBQ
Texas Joe Tex Mex
The Chili Hut