i saw this on wine me, dine me as well, but thought it was worth mentioning twice!
i personally hate going to the mall, especially at christmas. i am not one of those people who experience a shopper's high when i knock down an old lady with a walker and grab the last elmo live! from the shelf. since i worked in retail and my poor husband still toils away in the red and khaki, mostly i just feel sorry for the employees. for the most wonderful time of the year, people sure are crabby.
i digress. my point is, i find gifts elsewhere. i was excited to learn that greater cincinnati independents is offering gift certificates good at any of their 32 restaurants. *most* people like to eat, and it supports our local businesses, so it's a win-win.
here's the list:
Andy's Mediterranean Grille, Behle Street Cafe
Bella Luna, Brown Dog Cafe
Chalk Food + Wine, China Gourmet
Daveeds at 934, deSha's American Tavern
Dilly Deli Cafe, Wines & Gourmet, Greenup Cafe
Holy Grail Tavern & Grille, Hugo Restaurant
Jag's Steak & Seafood, Jean-Robert at Pigall's
Kona Bistro, Mac's Pizza Pub
mesh, Molly Malone's - Covington
Montgomery Inn Boathouse, Nicholson's Tavern & Pub
O'Bryon's Irish Pub, Pompilio's
Primavista, Pub at Rookwood Mews
Red, Seny Tapas Bar
The Polo Grille, The Pub at Crestview Hills
Tink's Cafe, Vineyard Cafe and Wine Room
Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant