Your Palate Will Say THANKS: Taste of Cincinnati May 28 - 30 2011

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Cincinnati skylineYour Palate Will Say THANKS:  Taste of Cincinnati May 28 - 30 2011

If you like food as more than just a means of telling your stomach to stop growling and shut up, then you're going to LOVE Taste of Cincinnati! Scheduled Memorial Day weekend, May 28 to 30.  Saturday and Sunday noon to midnight, Monday noon to 9 p.m. 

How else can you have the temptation and opportunity to sample over 40 of Cincinnati's tastiest treats?  The nation's longest running festival of it's kind, this three day Memorial weekend food fest is in edition #32! 
Located on 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati between Race and Broadway.  The event is free, but the food & drink?  That you'll need to pay for!  No item costs more than $5, and most are $3, so you can run up a sizable bill by the time you're done, but you'll have sampled more places and tastes than you could ever otherwise have hoped for!

And don't think you'll have the place to yourself!  Typical three day attendance is in the neighborhood of half a million!  And of course, it's MORE than just food.  With five different performance stages spread over the six blocks, there's something for everyone's musical taste....okay, maybe NOT everyone, but click on the link and see what's scheduled!

And the food?  If you're on a diet, sorry.  This is some of the best you can get.  Small servings of some FANTASTIC offerings.  You know they have a contest pre-event and award Best of Taste prizes?  Can you imagine a bite of these?  Prime rib cannelloni (voted Best Damn Dish), Gumbo, Jameson burger, lobster ravioli, falafel sandwich, bread pudding....get the idea that there's a little something for everyone?  Even if you spend all three days there and have an unlimited bank account, it's almost impossible to get to everything!  Your stomach will cry "no mas" long before then!  Each Taste of Cincinnnati restaurant has 3-5 different items you can select.  Click the link to see the participating restaurants and all the offerings.

The key to this event, PLAN your strategy!  The winners of the awards will be in higher demand.  Expect longer lines.  Work in some music groups you want to see.  Maybe wander around downtown, Monday night the Reds play the Brewers at 7:10 p.m.  Bring lots of ones and fives, expect crowds, dress appropriately for the weather, get your sunblock on, and have fun!

Bon appetit!

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Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Hi Bliz....another great localism post giving everyone a heads up on how and where to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Cincinnati....

May 06, 2011 08:18 AM #1
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Barbara, As long as we don't get a heat wave...yeah right, the way this season has been going, it's a GREAT time.  Too much to eat, and sometimes some pretty serious crowds, but it's a great way to kick off the summer season...even if a bit early!

May 06, 2011 08:25 AM #2
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

I'm just sooooo excited to be logged into AR.....I forgot what I was going to say!

Actually, This sounds like a great event, wish I lived just a little closer....I LOVE GUMBO!  But, "Take it off in the rain" probably wouldn't approve of my eating behavior at such an event!  Have lots of fun for all of us that can't make it, and eat a little extra gumbo for me :0)

May 06, 2011 08:33 AM #3
Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

Bliz, ooh, it sounds so yummy, I can imagine why it draws a big crowd.  By the way, I like to eat and I enjoy foood ;)

May 06, 2011 08:37 AM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Amy, We haven't made it in a few years.  Liz isn't a big fan of crowds, and this can get crowded!  Obviously, LOTS of people enjoy the event :)

Rita, They've hit a home run with the event :)  HUGE draw, year after year.  Not sure, but I think the restaurant count may be down a bit this year.  The economy has whacked some of the past participants.

May 06, 2011 08:41 AM #5
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

We have something similar, but it doesn't come close to the size and breadth of yours.  Wish CA would give me a weekend off, I'd be there in a heartbeat -- IF you promised we could catch a baseball game!

May 06, 2011 09:12 AM #6
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Tish, That Monday night is the only night the Reds are in town.  The rest of the weekend they're in Atlanta!

May 06, 2011 09:31 AM #7
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I love the sound of this...what a good opportunity to sample local cuisine for a small fee and take notes for those restaurants you want to go back to in the future.

May 06, 2011 10:07 AM #8
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Bliz: Sounds like a can't miss event. Love Cincinatti. My daughter auditioned there years ago at UCCCM. What a nice town!


BTW, your post was perfect. Made you want to mark the event on your calendar.

May 06, 2011 10:26 AM #9
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

We have these at different times on LI and Rockville Centre but the ones in NYC are the best.

May 06, 2011 11:23 AM #10
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

My kind of event, looks like a good time BLiz.

May 06, 2011 12:41 PM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

BLiz - The Taste of Cincinnati sounds like a terrific opportunity to have some great food. I have fond memories of restaurants there, although it's been many years. My brother-in-law and hiw wife likely know about this but I sure will mention it to them just in case. They would love it.


May 06, 2011 12:44 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Liz & Bill, I used to enjoy going to these event in spite of the crowds.... I always enjoyed the opportunity to taste the various Restaurant's samplers and if they were really good it assured them that Diane and I would end up visiting their Restaurant. To me it was a no brain er Good Restaurant Marketing. Hope you can go and take some pictures for us:))

May 06, 2011 01:59 PM #13
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

I love a Taste of any city... Chicago is the best one I have ever been to...but this Memorial Day; I will be involved in the zoom zoom of the Indianapolis 500 with any luck.

May 06, 2011 02:35 PM #14
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Liz & Bill - Yum, yum, yum!  I agree with Cindy above I have been to taste of Chicago severals times and it's one of the best; deep dish pizza...mmmm.

May 06, 2011 03:36 PM #15
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Anita, It's a prime opportunity to give a place a whirl for a couple of samples.  For $10 or less you can decide if you'd like to visit again and spend a lot more for full entrees and the rest of the deal :)

Anne, It's been a great place to live.  We've been here for 20 years this month, came here right after I left the Navy.  And glad our post is resonating! :)

Liz, Would imagine NYC could throw quite the bash!

Roger, It's quite a fun time as long as it's either not screamin' hot or overly crowded.  Picking the right times to visit helps with that.

Jeff, We've always been blessed with some great chef's in Cincinnati.  If you want some great cooking, you're not going to have to look too hard.

Endre, It's a terrific opportunity to give someone a trial run!

Cindy, According to the press (who MAY be biased), this is supposed to be the premier event of it's kind :)

Michelle, Problem with sampling deep dish pizza?  One slice and you're full!

May 06, 2011 03:44 PM #16
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