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Young Buck opens, Florence gets a “dirty” soda spot, Braxton Brewing celebrates Maifest, and more.
MAY 2024


Young Buck opens, Florence gets a “dirty” soda spot, Braxton Brewing celebrates Maifest, and more.

Young Buck Deli Opens
Chefs Brian & Caitlin Young celebrated the opening of their latest venture, Young Buck Deli, last Friday. The eatery, located in the former Holtman Donuts space on Vine Street, features menu items such as Chicago Italian beef, chicken Parm, and tuna melts, and offers daily sandwich specials or discounts five days a week. “We feel so fortunate to open Young Buck in the heart of OTR,” Caitlin said. “We are so proud and excited to be here and to bring the people of Cincinnati the sandwiches they deserve!”

“Dirty” Soda Spot Opens in Florence
Drinkology Soda & Tea celebrated its grand opening in Florence on Wednesday. The shop, which is located in Neltner Plaza at 7220 Burlington Pike, is based on a recent TikTok trend of pouring flavored syrups and creams over soda. The drinks are $2.25 to $4.10, and flavors include Dr. Berry (Dr. Pepper, raspberry puree, and vanilla cream), Lime in the Coconut (Coke, coconut cream, and fresh lime), and Fruity Dew (Mountain Dew, strawberry puree, and mango puree).

Maifest Returns
Braxton Brewing Co. celebrates the return of Maifest this weekend. The event, which takes place at Goebel Park in Covington, will be filled with beer, food, music, and maypole dancing, giving a nod to German culture with craft and food vendors, and live entertainment. Festivities kick off today, May 17, at 5 p.m. and run through Sunday, May 19.

Q4A Cure Fundraiser at Smoke Justis
Smoke Justis is partnering with the ALS Association to host the inaugural Q4A Cure fundraiser. The event, which will take place on Saturday, June 1, will feature a BBQ feast to recognize the 10-year anniversary of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. For more information, visit

Crown Restaurant Group’s Latest Venture
Last week, Anthony Sitek and Haley Nutter-Sitek announced the theme of their latest restaurant downtown: a London-style public house. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant space’s menu will lean into an Indian influence, featuring a variety of curries, chutneys, samosas, house-made naan and more.  Opening later this year in the Foundry development on Vine Street, the restaurant (which has yet to be named) will be Crown Restaurant Group’s sixth eatery.

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