Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pizzeria Locale opens Cincinnati location

Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), officially opens its sixth restaurant at 9540 Mason Montgomery Road. Pizzeria Locale’s fast-casual restaurants are based on Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson’s full-service pizzeria in Boulder, Colo., and incorporate the original’s commitment to the finest ingredients and service with a fast-casual, counter service model.

“We are proud to open a second location in Cincinnati and be part of the city’s thriving and dynamic restaurant community,” said Mackinnon-Patterson.

Pizzeria Locale serves pizza inspired by the streets of Southern Italy. Each pizza is made by hand with the highest-quality ingredients, including meat that is responsibly raised without hormones or antibiotics and rBST-free dairy, presented in an interactive service line. The menu includes Classic pizzas – mainstays like Pepperoni, Supreme, Margherita and Veggie – as well as Build Your Own pizzas, allowing guests to create their own combinations from a selection of high-quality ingredients, including chicken, Creminelli ham, pork sausage, mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, and many more. Pizzas are then baked for about three minutes in a custom-designed, high-temperature oven. The restaurant also serves hand-tossed salads and sides, including Pork Meatballs and freshly sliced Prosciutto from Iowa’s La Quercia, as well as Budino, a butterscotch pudding with chocolate and caramel topping.

The 66-seat Fields Ertel location will be the first Pizzeria Locale in the country to offer Rosato, or Rosé wine, in addition to the on-tap Red and White Wine that Stuckey custom blends. The Rosato is a food-friendly field blend from Tuscany with notes of watermelon and cherry. Additionally, the Fields Ertel location offers a special selection of local beers, including Great Lakes’ Dortmunder Lager, Moerlein Pilsner, Mt. Carmel’s Amber Ale, Psychopathy from Madtree, Jackie O’s Chomolungma and a seasonal brew from Rhinegeist. The menu also features a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, including Alchemy Coffee from Lawrence, Kan., which created custom 8 oz. cold brew coffee bottles for Pizzeria Locale.

Pizzeria Locale’s contemporary interiors, produced in collaboration with Denver-based firm Semple Brown Design, features dark woods, white tiled floors and walls and marble accents on tables and the pizza-making station. Additional design highlights include photographs of Southern Italian street scenes and markets by Dave Woody, a Colorado-based photographer and longtime friend of Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson’s.

The original Pizzeria Locale in Boulder opened in 2011 and was created by Frasca Food and Wine founders Stuckey, a Master Sommelier, and executive chef Mackinnon-Patterson. The full-service restaurant is a contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy. The fast-casual restaurants also draw from the same Southern Italian inspiration, as well as a commitment to premium ingredients.

Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson’s other ventures, Frasca Food and Wine and the original Pizzeria Locale in Boulder, Colo., are not part of this fast-casual partnership.

Pizzeria Locale is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and is located at 9540 Mason Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45040. For more information, please call 513.339.0063 or visit

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kids Eat Free* at IHOP Restaurants

Kids Eat Free* at IHOP® Restaurants is back! Known for being the originator of serving freshly made breakfast at any time of day, every day, IHOP invites families to savor the last weeks of summer by spending time together at dinner -- all while stretching back-to-school dollars since kids 12 and under eat free with the purchase of adult entrées from August 1 to September 25, 4-10 p.m. every day at participating restaurants.

The Kids Eat Free deal includes dishes from the “Made for Fun” kid’s menu, featuring favorites like the Silver 5, five of IHOP’s silver dollar-sized world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes served with a scrambled egg and hickory-smoked bacon and Jr. Chicken and Waffles, with two all-white meat chicken strips paired with two Belgian waffle quarters and served with whipped butter and choice of dipping sauce. The latest kid’s menu innovation from IHOP is sure to be a crowd pleaser too – new Cheesy Cheese Pizza starts with an “only-at-IHOP” Criss-Croissants ® crust and topped with tangy marinara sauce and melted Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheeses.

“We know that families are looking to soak up the final days of summer together and what better way to do that than over dinner together? IHOP and our franchisees invite guests to enjoy quality time together as a family while relishing the made-to-order breakfast foods, beverages and more that they crave and can only find at IHOP – now at an even better value with our Kids Eat Free offer,” said Kirk Thompson, Senior Vice President, Marketing for IHOP.

With more than 100 signature menu items to choose from, there’s always something delicious for parents too. Want to indulge a sweet or savory craving? Try Criss-Croissants, the dish that when first introduced by IHOP last year, millions of people asked “how did they do that?!” This signature IHOP breakfast dish is made from 27 layers of flakey, buttery croissant pastry dough that is waffled to a golden brown before being stuffed with three new filling combinations: delectable Salted Caramel and Banana, mouth-watering Strawberries and Sweet Cream Cheese or savory Egg, Spinach Roasted & Red Pepper.

Or, choose from one of IHOP restaurants’ new, hand-seasoned, 100% USDA Choice beef burgers served on a mouth-watering Brioche bun, like the new Denver Omelette Burger which tops the beef patty with layers of white cheddar cheese, ham and a Denver Omelette made with green peppers and onions. With many IHOP restaurants open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, guests can always fulfill a craving for breakfast foods -- and more -- made your way.

For more information on Kids Eat Free or Criss-Croissants® please visit

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Skyline Chili Locations Celebrate Customers with Free Cheese Coneyson Reds Opening Day

WHAT: To celebrate the Cincinnati Reds 2016 Opening Day and the official arrival of baseball season in the Queen City, Skyline Chili is offering a free cheese Coney to Reds fans with another menu item purchase.

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2016 All day – restaurant operations hours vary by location

WHERE: Participating Skyline Chili locations in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus; Northern Kentucky and Louisville; and Southeast Indiana and Indianapolis. **Not valid at Great American Ball Park.**

WHY: Skyline cheese Coneys and Opening Day go hand-in-hand for Cincinnati Reds fans. To celebrate the start of baseball season, an unofficial holiday in “Reds Country,” participating Skyline Chili locations will offer a free cheese Coney with another menu item purchase. Sharing a Coney with Reds fans celebrates Skyline’s long-time partnership with Major League Baseball’s oldest organization. Skyline Chili is the official chili of the Cincinnati Reds.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Montgomery Inn's Sauce Gets Makeover

People around the world crave the savory taste of Montgomery Inn Barbeque Sauce. Today, Montgomery Inn is proud to announce even more great reasons to love their world-famous sauce. It is now gluten-free and made without high fructose corn syrup.

“Montgomery Inn’s sauce has been a tradition since 1951, and we are thrilled to now offer an even healthier version to customers,” said Evan Andrews, executive vice president at Montgomery Inn. “Whether dining at one of our restaurants, picking up a bottle at your local grocery store or ordering online, you can count on the same great taste and experience you know and love.”

The Gregory family always uses high-quality and premium products in all of their delicious recipes. They decided to take a look at their sauce and update the ingredients of their secret family recipeFor the past two years, the company has been working closely with its suppliers to improve the sauce without compromising the taste, color or texture. Only 100 percent pure cane sugar is blended into the barbeque sauce.

“Making these tweaks was incredibly important to our customers and us so we wanted to make sure it was done right,” continued Andrews. “It’s better than ever and we’re proud more people will be able to enjoy our unique sauce with their favorite foods.

In addition to being gluten-free and being made without high fructose corn syrup, the sauce has always been fat free, peanut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free.

The updated sauce is now available at all Montgomery Inn restaurants, online at and many local grocery stores throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia. The original and chipotle-flavored sauces retail for $2.49 for an 18-ounce bottle and $3.49 for the 28-ounce bottle.

For more information about Montgomery Inn, visit

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Open Table's Diner's Choice Top 10 Restaurants in Cincinnati/Dayton

Friday, February 5, 2016

Orchids at Palm Court Receives 2016 AAA Five Diamond Award

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded the prestigious Five-Diamond Award for 2016 to Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fine-dining restaurant. This is the second consecutive year the restaurant has received this rating.

"We are humbled to be one of just 64 restaurants in the U.S. to receive a Five-Diamond rating in 2016, especially as the only restaurant in Ohio to secure this honor,” Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Managing Director Matthew Coffey says. "Todd Kelly, executive chef and food and beverage director, and his team were working for the AAA Five-Diamond Award again as a strategic benchmark for 2016, which makes the accomplishment that much more rewarding for all of us here at the Netherland Plaza.”

Chef Kelly adds, "It’s just so incredible to be in the company of the best of the best in the country, and for our team here at the Netherland Plaza to receive this prestigious acknowledgement for the hard work we’re doing.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. Five-Diamond establishments are renowned for world-class experiences with cutting edge menus and unique food preparation by a highly acclaimed chef with a maître d’ leading an unobtrusive expert service staff. Only 0.3% of the 30,000 restaurants receive Five-Diamond. The rating will be indicated with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2016-2017 AAA TourBook—a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 55 million members.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has received the following accolades:
• OpenTable has named Orchids “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants” for five consecutive years including 2014’s raking as No. 7 Best in the U.S.
• Executive Chef Todd Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the national organization comprising 20,000 chefs
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for five of the last six years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels, 2015
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for 2013, 2014 and 2015

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at or