News from Downtown - 04.29.21
If you haven’t visited Fountain Square in a while, now is the perfect time to stop by and enjoy one of the many fun events happening this spring. From the Strauss Troy Market and FSQ Eats with Taft Law during lunchtime, to Wine Wednesdays and the Spring Concert series in the evenings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Fountain Square.
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month locally during Asian Food Week, happening May 3-9. Coordinated by local organization Asianati, this food event promotes the wide variety of Asian restaurants in Cincinnati, with over 50 participating businesses. Customers can order either a three-course prix fixe meal for $20 or $30, or a “secret menu” item not typically offered at each restaurant. Participating Downtown Cincinnati restaurants include Boba Cha, Bridges Nepali Cuisine OTR, Crzy Monk, Dean’s Mediterranean Imports, Deme Kitchen, Dope! Asian Street Fare, Lalo, Pho Lang Thang, Poke Hut, Quan Hapa, and Teak OTR.
If you’ve been searching for a neighborhood bar with a laid-back atmosphere, stop into The Orbit Room, located at 1833 Vine Street, just a block away from Findlay Market. The bar hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night, featuring low-key jazz and acoustic performances. The bar owners have also partnered with Findlay Market restaurant Essen Kitchen, to provide a vegetarian and vegan-friendly food menu to enjoy with your drinks. The Orbit Room is open Wednesday-Friday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
After closing for over a year, the Krohn Conservatory will be open once again on May 8. The conservatory will reopen with the “25th Anniversary Butterfly Show: The Butterflies of Bali.” A popular event each year, the Butterfly Show will run from May 8 through September 6, and the conservatory will be open for extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. New this year, visitors must purchase tickets online, and no in-person tickets will be sold. Tickets will have a timed entry, which will allow 40 people per hour to experience the butterflies. All timed tickets start on the hour, providing half an hour to enjoy the butterflies and half an hour to visit the rest of the conservatory. Tickets will go on sale on May 6, which you can purchase here. Interested in volunteering at the Butterfly Show? Click here.
Support local artists at Final Friday this week at the Pendleton Arts Center from 5-9 p.m. The center is home to over 250 local painters, sculptors, potters, and other artists. The artist of the month is Kathy Groob, located in studio 802A. Valet parking is available at the front entrance, as well as several surface lot and garage parking options nearby. While you’re in the neighborhood, stop in at the new cocktail bar Saeso and pair a refreshing drink with some delicious tacos or other Mexican street fares from Pata Roja Taqueria, located inside the bar.