Monday, June 19, 2017

Findlay Market to Host Flavor of Findlay Fundraiser

Top local chefs and Findlay Market merchants are teaming up to create delicious and unique bite-sized dishes for one night only. Flavor of Findlay, (previously titled Eat Local for the Globe) will return to our historic market on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. Together, we will celebrate the farmers, food artisans, butchers, fish mongers, cheese sellers and bakers that make Findlay Market so unique.

The event may have a new name, but keeps its previous format: more than a dozen tasting stations pairing a Findlay Market merchant with a top local chef, wine or beer pairings at each station, a robust silent auction (prizes include annual Red Bike passes, Walt Disney World tickets and FC Cincinnati tickets), lively DJ and craft cocktails by Molly Wellmann of Wellmann Brands.

Participating local chefs include: Jean-Robert de Cavel of French Crust Café and Bistro and Jean-Robert’s Table, Stephen Williams of Bouquet, Suzanne Church of Metropole, Todd Kelly of Orchids at Palm Court, Steven Shockley of The Anchor, Joseph Scheidenberger of 27 Bar+Kitchen, Josh Campbell of Django Western Taco, Paul Alford of O Pie O, Dana Adkins of Cozy’s Café & Pub, and Brad Bernstein of Red Feather.

Participating Findlay Market merchants include: Babushka Pierogies, Bouchard’s Pasta, Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices, Dean’s Mediterranean Imports, Eckerlin Meats, Eli’s BBQ, Em’s Sourdough Bread, Fresh Table, Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen, Madison’s, Mama Lo Hizo, Maverick Chocolate Co., Pho Lang Thang and Taste of Belgium.

The chefs and merchants are generously donating their time and talents for a great cause; all proceeds from the event will go towards Findlay Market’s entrepreneurship programs, local food initiatives and beautification at and around the market. We encourage the public to help as well—by coming and eating! Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at

We would like to thank our Flavor of Findlay sponsors, including: 3CDC, Barnes Denning, Benefits Network, The Mayerson Foundation, Mellott & Mellott and Model Group.

We invite you to join us as the sun sets and the market lights come on for an unforgettable evening full of fun, laughter, and of course, the best food and drink in the city.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tax Day April 18 Free Cookie at Great American Cookies in Cincinnati

Thanks to Great American Cookies®, one thing you won’t be exempt from this Tax Day is a free serving of sweetness. The national gourmet cookie shop will continue its annual Tax Day tradition by offering a free Birthday Cake Cookie to customers who stop by participating stores in the Cincinnati area on Tuesday, April 18.*

This is the fifth year Great American Cookies has given away a free cookie on Tax Day. The Birthday Cake Cookie is the perfect treat to celebrate the end of tax season and the lead-up to the beloved cookie brand’s 40th birthday celebration in June.

"Great American Cookies is thrilled to serve up a free dose of sweetness to help Americans beat the stress of Tax Day,” said David Kaiser, Executive Vice President of Great American Cookies. "There’s no reason why April 18th should be taxing on your happiness! That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to visit any participating store to enjoy a free fresh baked Birthday Cake Cookie.”

Visit one of the following store locations and satisfy your sweet tooth on tax day:

Kenwood Towne Centre
7875 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Northgate Mall
9501 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45251

Liberty Center
7100 Foundry Row S142
Liberty Township, OH 45069

For more information and store locations, visit our website,

Friday, February 24, 2017

Findlay Market’s Annual Mardi Gras Celebration is Back!

Mardi Gras at the Market is back! Mark your calendars for this Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 11a-4p, and enjoy live music, market-wide parade, Hurricane cocktails, local craft beers, food with a Cajun flair and merchant specials all day. There will be a tent set up on the South Side of the market and specials throughout the market. Below are the delectable details.

• Mardi Gras-themed food from Smiley's Bayou Catering & Schell's Sweet & Savory Sensations
• Hurricane Cocktails from LL Spirits
• Local Craft Beer from Rhinegeist & Christian Moerlein
• Merchant Specials (details below)
• Live music from Lagniappe, J Dorsey Band and The Cincy Brass Jazz Quartet
• Mardi Gras Beads (while supplies last)

11:00am-12:00pm: Music by New Orleans jazz band, Lagniappe
11:45am: Announce winner of the Merchant Spirit Contest
12:00pm: Crown the 2017 Mardi Gras King, Jeff Thomas from Q102, and Queen, Charisse Gibson from Fox19
12:15pm: Mardi Gras Parade around Findlay Market
12:30-2:00pm: Music by J Dorsey Band
2:15-4:00pm: Music by The Cincy Brass Jazz Quartet (AJ Braman - keyboard, Phil Hilger - sax, Peter Gemus - bass, Devon Leigh - drums

• $1 off any glass of OTR Cider or draft kombucha purchased at DIRT: A Modern Market
• 10% off Hangover Helper Herbal Tea, King Cake Tea & Creme Brulee Black Tea at Churchill's Fine Teas
• Jambalaya + Mardi Gras cornbread for $5 at Gramma Debbie's
• Market Wines is selling King Cake to benefit the Arthritis Foundation (the person who finds the baby gets a free wine tasting!)
• Jambalaya samples available in the Mardi Gras tent from Silverglades (while supplies last)
• Mardi Gras mask cookies available at Pet Wants
• Spend $20 and get a free bag of Cajun cashews at Dean's Mediterranean Imports
• Mardi Gras-themed product at Eckerlin Meats and Taste of Belgium
• Mardi Gras candy and grape soda floats with yellow straws and green cups at OTR Candy Bar
• Mardi Gras Favorites cooking class at Findlay Kitchen with Tablespoon Cooking Co. on Fat Tuesday (2/28).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Findlay Market Looking for Contestants to Heat Up the Market

The 13th Annual Chili Cook Off at Findlay Market, presented by Gold Star Chili, will take place on Saturday, January 21st. We have opened the application for the chili competition and are looking for 25 contestants to vie for the covenant title of Chili Meister.

Contestants will bring their favorite homemade chili to the event for a taste test, judged by the firefighters from the OTR Engine Co. 5. The firefighters will declare a Chili Meister ($100 prize), a Chili Monarch ($50) and a Master Chiliologist ($50). Each winner will also receive a prize basket from Gold Star Chili. Samples of the chili will be available for free to the public after the winners are announced (while supplies last).

The application is open through January 10 and can be found @

Live music and a craft beer booth will kick off at 11am, with merchant specials all day. Following the competition, chili and chili-themed foods will be for sale in the heated tent.