Cincinnati Food and Drink Events and Festivals This Week (Oct. 17-23)

Eats classes, events and festivals; Most classes and events require registration and classes frequently sell out.

click to enlarge Teeny Pies - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Teeny Pies


WENDESDAY 17

An Early All Hallows Eve at Krohn — This is for the grown-ups. Adults can head to Krohn for a night of mini-pumpkin carving, a lantern-lighted tour of the conservatory, Halloween-inspired games and pumpkin spice beer. 6-8 p.m. $12; $15 door. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincyparks.com.

THURSDAY 18

Date Night: Killer Fried Chicken and Champagne Cooking Class — This TBSP Date Night class is a hands-on learning opp where you and a date will learn how to make a full fried chicken dinner from scratch, paired with bubbly wines. 6-9 p.m. Tickets are sold in pairs; $75 each. Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaykitchen.org.

Pies with Teeny Morris of Teeny’s Pies — Pie expert Teeny Morris teaches guests tips and tricks for making the perfect pies. Watch her make two fall-flavored pies and take the recipes home to recreate yourself. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $35. Artichoke OTR, 1824 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, artichokeotr.com.

Wine & Cheese Train — Take the wine train through Warren County. The Turtle Creek Valley Wine and Cheese Train features Stone Cellars wine and complimentary cheese and crackers in the tavern car. You can buy more of both. 6:30 p.m. Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 16 E. South St., Lebanon, lebanonrr.com.

Murder on the Menu — Spring, 1879: A gunshot rings out near Washington Platform; the body of a young businessman is soon found dead in the alley across from City Hall. It’s Cincinnati’s oldest unsolved murder case, and the the night begins with a walking tour of the crime, followed by a four-course dinner, during which the rest of the story unfolds. Dishes are what was common in Cincinnati circa the late 1800s and are paired with local craft beer. 6 p.m. Oct. 18. $48. Washington Platform, 1000 Elm St., Downtown, queencityhistory.com.

FRIDAY 19

Bernstein’s Batch Bourbon Dinner Cruise — BB Riverboats teams up with some fine distilleries for a unique tasting experience. Hop aboard a riverboat for an evening featuring a buffet dinner, musical entertainment and hand-selected bourbon from the Bernstein family. 7:30 p.m. $62 adults; $42 children. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., bbriverboats.com.

HallowEve Brew Bash at Ault Park — Taste some craft beers from local breweries: You get 10 tastings with each ticket and you can buy additional full pours for $5 more. Gee Your Band Smells Terrific will be playing. Costumes are optional but encouraged. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $25. Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Hyde Park, aultparkac.org.

SATURDAY 20

click to enlarge Rhinegeist Taproom - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
Rhinegeist Taproom
Rare Beer Fest — Head to Rhinegeist to sample the extraordinary, generally unobtainable and the unexpected. Breweries from across the country will be descending on Cincy with their rarest brews for this craft beer celebration. Because of the popularity of last year’s event, there are now two sessions. Session 1: Noon-4 p.m.; Session 2: 6-10 p.m. $40; $65 VIP. Rhinegeist, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, rhinegeist.com.

The Cov Abides Adult Scavenger Hunt/Bar Crawl — Keep Your Shirt on Covington’s The Cov Abides Adult Scavenger Hunt/Bar Crawl takes costumed Dudes throughout the city with stops at bars like Mac’s Pizza, Gypsys, Crafts & Vines, The Hannaford and more. Wear a bathrobe or fishing vest and go on this pop-culture scavenger hunt and win points for doing things like climbing in bathtubs, drinking Braxton beer, taking selfies wit marmets, starting bar sing-alongs and competing in dance offs. The crawl ends at Lil’s Bagels with an afterparty. 6:30-11 p.m. $5. Hunt begins at Mac’s Pizza Pub, 604 Main St., Covington, keepyourshirtoncovington.com.

Jungle Jim’s Fall Smash — The third-annual Fall Smash highlights hard ciders and sour beers, complemented by food trucks for a day of food, fall and fun. Beer is tapped at 3 p.m. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

SUNDAY 21

click to enlarge Findlay Market - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Findlay Market

Fall Food Fest at Findlay Market — This food fest features fall favorites from Findlay vendors. Purchase tickets to get a variety of fall-themed treats including apple cider, cinnamon- and pumpkin-flavored desserts, caramel apples and more. Gramma Debbie’s will be offering mulled cider, Dean’s Mediterranean will have sage-and-brown-butter pumpkin ravioli, The Rhined will have cheddar, apple and apple butter on a caramelized onion cracker. In addition to snacks, there will be a bourbon cider cocktail and beer in the Findlay Market Biergarten, kids activities, live music and other fall items. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are 1 for $2 or 6 for $10. Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaymarket.org.

TUESDAY 23

Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine — In this hands-on class, learn how to use fresh herbs and flavors to create Mediterranean-inspired eats like grilled haloumi caprese salad, marinated grilled flank steak skewers, roasted potatoes with herb pesto and almond citrus cake. 6-8:30 p.m. $75. Jungle Jim’s, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, junglejims.com.

WENDESDAY 24

Two Spirited Women: An Evening With Cole Imperi And Molly Wellmann — Mixologist Molly Wellmann and thanotologist Cole Imperi join forces for a thematic evening of spirits and spirits. Discover what death, dying and drinking can teach us about human happiness. 6-9 p.m. $10 members; $20 non-members. The Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut St., Downtown, mercantilelibrary.com.

 

 

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