A Three-Step Plan for Your Best Weekend, Right Here

Obviously it starts with brunch.

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Oakley
Start with brunch at: Red Feather
On Sundays, Red Feather serves up a dining experience worth traveling for. The rustic yet elegant main dining room is as comforting as its carefully prepared-from-scratch cuisine. The Hash Mess in particular is a generous mountain of goodness: Fried breakfast potatoes are layered with seared bell peppers and spinach, sliced avocado, melted cheddar, ranch, and tender pork belly pieces, before being topped with a sunny-side-up egg and pico de gallo. Sit at the chef’s table to watch the magic happen. Owner and head chef Brad Bernstein calls out orders as his team puts it all together. Plus, everyone receives complimentary melt-in-your-mouth beignets. Can your Sunday get any better? redfeatherkitchen.com

Then go to: Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore
Browsing Blue Manatee’s new storefront is the perfect reward for a well-behaved brunch, and Saturdays include 10 a.m. story time. bluemanateebooks.com

And finish with: Quince & Quinn
The little ones can find an open chair or corner where they can page through their new books while you convince your content (and slightly buzzed?) mother-in-law to buy you that pricey coffee table you’ve had your eye on. qandqhome.com


East Price Hill
Start with brunch at: Incline Public House
When it’s beautiful outside, grab a table on the expansive deck (get there before it’s packed, which happens), gaze at the killer city views, and kick off an amazing Sunday with pitchers of sangria or mimosa. Brunch calls for a benedict with lump crab or smoked salmon or shrimp and grits. If you love a bloody mary, they’re over-the-top here, finished off with bacon, shrimp, a cherry tomato, and even crispy onions. inclinepublichouse.com 

Then go to: Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Catch a Sunday matinee, literally steps away, at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. In May the high-energy, 1960s-era Bye Bye Birdie is playing, and Once On This Island opens in June. cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/incline

And finish with: A stroll through Mt. Echo Park
After the show, soak up more beautiful skyline views at Mt. Echo Park. Explore the overlook and 1920s Italian Renaissance–style pavilion (a popular event venue). If you have the energy, wander the trails to catch every photo op. cincinnatiparks.com


Covington
Start with brunch at: Coppin’s
The Hotel Covington’s bright, airy restaurant is ground zero in the city’s newly energetic Pike and Madison district, and there’s no better way to get acclimated than the DIY bloody mary bar, where you can really load up your eye-opener. The signature Roebling Benedict includes a slice of goetta under wilted spinach and poached egg on a house-made English muffin, and a host of small plates (including corn fritters, a breakfast corn dog, and doughnut bread pudding) are perfect for sharing. hotelcovington.com/dining/brunch

Then go to: The Carnegie’s art gallery
On Saturdays starting May 11 (noon–5), check out Swap Meet, which features local artists seeking other artists to complete their unfinished work, and Kids That Rock, with student work from education and outreach programs. thecarnegie.com

And finish with: A MainStrasse stroll
Visit MainStrasse Village to work off brunch calories at Goebel Park’s clock tower and playground, then put them back on with 60-plus soft serve flavors at Piper’s. mainstrasse.org, piperscafe.biz

 

 

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