Dave & Buster’s gets an update
Dave & Buster’s, the restaurant/entertainment complex in Springdale, has a new look, new menu and new games.
New sports décor, including large wall graphics of local teams and players, and new projector TVs, 65-inch plasma TVs and 80-inch LCDs for sports viewing, greet guests.
On the new menu are choices such as Pretzel Dog starters, all-beef franks wrapped in sweet pretzel dough, baked and served with habanero dipping sauce, and a Black & Bleu Burger, a half-pound of Angus beef seared with Cajun seasoning, topped with melted bleu cheese and frazzled and caramelized onions. For the kid at heart, there are snow cone cocktails: snow cones made with liquor and liqueurs mixed in fruit flavors.
There are plenty of new interactive games, too, from Connect 4 (yes, that Connect 4) to Space Ballz.
11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday; 11:30 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Ages 21 and up only after 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
11775 Commons Drive. 513-671-5501; www.daveandbusters.com.
Sushi Cincinnati lets you roll your own
Sushi Cincinnati, which makes and delivers fresh sushi to large companies, hospitals and school cafeterias, now has a storefront in Covington, where owner Jack Stoecklin will put on sushi rolling events.
Stoecklin said he can accomodate up to 20 people for each hour and a half event. There won’t be any actual cooking involved, and the prep work will be done in advance: the cucumber will be sliced; the rice will be prepared. Participants will learn how to assemble rolls of their choice, such as California, Philadelphia, spicy shrimp, spicy snow crab, veggie and salmon rolls. They can then sit back and eat their handiwork while sipping wine that they’ve brought themselves.
“Everybody loves sushi, and a lot of people want to know how to do it,” Stoecklin said. “You’re going to be able to go home and roll sushi after our hour and a half class.”
Types are listed on the website so that participants can give an indication of what they’d like to make when they sign up. There’s a chicken option for people who don’t like fish, and if you don’t like any of the selections, you can bring in your own ingredients and roll those up, Stoecklin said.
The cost is $35 per person, which includes three rolls. It’s $4 per roll if you want to take more home.
20 W. Pike St. 513-335-0297; www.sushicinti.com
New food truck: C’est Cheese
A new food truck, C’est Cheese, will be hitting the streets next month.
It’s a gourmet grilled cheese truck, or more accurately, bus. “It’s most like an airport shuttle bus,” said owner Emily Frank. “It’s got windows on both sides and the back, so it’s great for crowd interaction. You can get served at two windows.”
She’ll be serving homemade pickles, like spicy dill cucumbers and radishes, Indian-spiced pickles and Asian pickled vegetables. But, the main course is gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, with tomato soup and other soups on a rotating basis.
Among the grilled cheese variations is a Bad Girl – Brie, honey and raspberry syrup on French bread. It’s named for Bad Girl ventures. Frank was a member of the most recent class of 10 of the small-business incubator for women. She said it was a “tremendous experience” that gave her a lot of confidence and resources for business success.
Also on the menu: So Gouda, with smoked gouda, caramelized onions and fig preserve on sourdough, the Spicy Yetta with pepperjack cheese and apple butter on a croissant, and the Hollywood. That one’s got sliced grilled hot dogs, Asian pickles, red onion and American cheese. She said it was one of her testers’ favorites.
New eats, more to come, in Anderson Town Center
Anderson Towne Center visitors will have a few more dining options later this year.
• Taj India opened in March at 7426 Beechmont Ave., and it serves northern Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner, with a small buffet at lunch. It’s owned by D.J. Singh, who also owns Shaan Indian Cuisine in Hyde Park Plaza.
• Tan Thai Cuisine also opened a few months ago in the former Karma Asian Bistro spot next to Carrabba’s, 7418 Beechmont Ave.
513-233-0444 or visit www.facebook.com/tanthaicuisine
• Goodfellows Bar and Grill opened in early June in the former O’Neal’s Tavern space, 7466 Beechmont Ave.
Anderson Township resident Dan Ciminilo, who owns the bar with his son, Kyle, said the bar area is open now, but it will be another few months before the kitchen is up and running. Ciminilo, who also owned the bar of the same name in Clifton, said they’ll serve subs, salads, pizzas and Italian fare.
• Orange Leaf is also opening another franchise in Anderson Towne Center, 7426 Beechmont Ave., in late June or early July, said Public Relations Director Meredith Lynn.