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Gluten-free beer locally brewed in Middletown Ohio.

  Gluten Free Brews in Middletown  I like drinking craft beer. A lot of people like drinking craft beer. What do you do if you are allergic to the ingredients in most craft beers? Steelworker Josh Laubach found an answer for that. Josh was diagnosed with celiac’s disease and has an extreme intolerance for gluten. That’s a huge bummer if you like to drink beer so in 2012 Josh and his wife Megan started brewing their own beers. Gluten-Free Brewery  After a few years of trial and error, the Laubachs perfected their brews and set out create the areas first ...
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Foodie Review: Sabor Peruano

Growing up in this area, I have driven by Sabor Peruano for years but never ventured in until the other day, and let me tell you about Ceviche, I mean how well this restaurant does it. Let me warn you before I go any further, This restaurant is for adventurous eaters.  Leave chicken nugget and macaroni cheese picky eaters at home with the sitter. I did not know walking in, that Sabor Peruano was also an event center/dancehall so the size caught me by surprise. I was greeted kindly when I walked in the door. The ceiling is adorned with ...
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Has the Perfect Berry Salad been found in Hamilton Ohio?

Has the perfect berry salad been found in Hamilton Ohio? Walking into High Street Café it’s easy to shut off the hustle and bustle world in downtown Hamilton Ohio. Thousands of vehicles pass in front of High Street Café every day. The unsuspecting yellow sign hangs as a silent reminder to all that breakfast and lunch is served in Downtown Hamilton six days a week. Along with tasty food, High Street Café has antiques, collectibles and tee shirts lining the walls of the Café. The Pac-Man game machine stands ready for the next game as your food order is being ...
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Culinary Comforts at Kosta’s Restaurant

Kosta's Kosta’s restaurant was established in 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio.  It is a local Diner establishment that has been serving up hot and fresh meals to Hamilton municipality folk, businesses and inhabitants of the city for 68 years.  Happy, homey comfort food in this homestyle diner.  Need coffee and pie to get your day started off right?  Stop by and see for yourself how hospitable and friendly this place can be.  Love, care for the food they put out and good company are what this local diner serves up threefold. Here’s what’s on my plate for lunch: a hearty portion ...
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Fish Frydays in Butler County Ohio

The temperature rose to more than 50 degrees in Butler County, Thursday, signs of spring and a hopeful future are on the horizon. This good weather comes at a time when Christians are beginning to celebrate and to fast in acknowledgment of the Lent season. Here are a few places where you can grab a few tender pieces of freshly fried fish at these fish fry's this Lent. Queen of Peace.  Fairfield Ohio. February 16th, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  All other Fridays drive-thru is open 4 p.m .to 7 http://www.sacredheart-fairfield.org Badin High School.  Hamilton Ohio. March 2nd, sponsored by Badin ...
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Treat Your Healthy

Treat your healthy By James Logan Steed Check in on this local restaurant and eatery in Liberty Township.  Plenty of spacious seating as well as a quiet lounge.  Don’t wait to be seated, walk right in and pick your best spot.  You actually go up to order at the counter in this beautiful contemporary and open atmosphere.  The restaurant was masterfully designed by Ohio architect Andrew Rosenthal. The staff were professional, polite and knew their menu well.  The bar is dual-faceted in that its used as a blend of both a downtown bar and local coffeehouse. Original Ginger Ale Drink specialties ...
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Valentine’s Day in Butler County

Valentine's Day in Butler County By James Logan Steed Many Legends surrounding Valentine’s Day are shrouded in mystery. However, most commonly known, is the story of Saint Valentine. During the reign of emperor Claudius in Rome, this patron saint assisted single soldiers to get married despite the decree of the emperor who believed that single soldiers made better warriors. The emperor thusly disallowed the unions of his Roman soldiers at the time. Saint Valentine conducted marriage ceremonies under the cover of night and other vestiges in order to ensure that men in love would not have to go to war ...
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Fresh Farm to Table Thai Food at Lotus Pad!

 Your next favorite Thai Restaurant I want to take a second to introduce you to your next favorite Thai Restaurant!  I discovered this amazing gem after catching a movie at Cine Bistro!  Lotus Pad is located in the heart of  Liberty Centre, with an atmosphere full of energy with an open kitchen and a really warm and welcoming vibe! Happy Hour Luckily, I arrived right in the middle of happy hour.   Their Mules are absolutely incredible and only $5. My favorite was the Guava Mule the close second, the Ohio Mule. Both drinks were surprisingly refreshing and crafted to perfection!  ...
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Not your typical high-top restaurant and bar. Butler County Foodies.

Written by local Foodie James Logan Steed Not your typical high-top restaurant and bar Not your typical high-top restaurant and bar, Milano’s in West Chester, OH is open and spacious with plenty of seating for parties, work lunches, and Friday night get-togethers.  Wallpapered around the room are enormous high-definition flat screens so you’ll be able to easily enjoy your favorite teams and indulge your culinary desires without breaking your neck to catch the score. It’s 3 pm Friday afternoon and the dining room is full of life, atmosphere and good smells.  The beer stays cold.  The friends stay close.  The ...
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Hamilton Ohio is becoming the new dining destination in Southwest Ohio.

The Scout, The Tap House, and Basil 1791: Radical libation and dining in Hamilton “O” On January 20th, 2018 I received a phone call from some friends of mine. Pat & Katie (originally from Boston) who have grown quite fond of Hamilton and wanted to spend the afternoon/evening carousing downtown. Being the quintessential Hamiltonian carouser, I instructed them to name the time and place. We would start off at Municipal Brew Works. This is one of Pat and Katie's favorite Hamilton haunts. Upon arrival at the Municipal Brew Works the mood is lively. Patrons of this fine drinking establishment are ...
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Food and Restaurants in Butler County Ohio

Butler County Foodie review. Read about local restaurants and explore new places to eat!

 Eat where the locals eat! Another Butler County Foodie review. El Barzon Located in a well-maintained strip plaza near the corner of State Route 73 and Wayne Madison Rd Trenton Ohio,  this restaurant is a keeper. Parking is well lit and easy. El Barzon’s friendly staff greets and seats guests in fast order and the wait staff soon visits the table. The restaurant is nicely decorated in a Tex-Mex motif. You have a choice between dining in a restaurant or the nicely maintained and well-stocked bar area. This is a family-friendly restaurant. Great Reviews!  Most online reviews rank El Barzon ...
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Food and Restaurants in Butler County Ohio

Are you a Foodie? Here is another great place for Butler County Foodies

Butler County Foodies  I am always looking for that “special” dining experience.  You might wonder what I mean by a dining experience.  Well, of course, I desire good food.  Who really enjoys spending money on bad food?  The experience would include the ambiance.  There is something extra special about a place that continues through the many decades of change. I love it when historical places continue to be vibrant establishments.   I have had the pleasure of eating at a restaurant that has done that.  For 83 years this place has weathered many changes. This week's restaurant is The Meadows. This ...
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Butler County Produce Trail

Butler County Produce Trail – Find Locally Grown Food

The Butler County Produce Trail will take you to all corners of the County to find healthy and locally grown food.  Find a local farm or farmers market near you and take home something fresh for dinner. We have prepared a list of local Farmer's Markets and family owned farm stands in Butler County Ohio area. Healthy eating has been proven to have many positive benefits to over all health. Be sure to share this Trail with family and friends. A healthy community benefits everyone.  Teach your family healthy eating habits. Start with locally grown food.  Follow the Butler County Produce ...
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Things to do in Butler County for Valentine's Day

Things to do in Butler County for Valentine’s Day

There are many things to do in Butler County for Valentine's Day “You make me smile with my heart…my funny Valentine.” Frank Sinatra  Valentine's Day in Butler County, Ohio 2017 Start the morning off with a heart shaped donuts from Kelly’s Bakery. Those delicious sugary treats will put a smile on everyone’s face. Stop by True West for a great cup of coffee. Then lunch at one of Richards Pizzas five locations in Butler County, Ohio. Enjoy a delicious  a one of a kind heart shaped pizza. Your children and grandchildren will certainly get a kick out  Heart Shaped Pizzas ...
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Trenton MillerCoors Brewery

MillerCoors Celebrates 25 years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the MillerCoors brewery in Trenton. They opened their doors to family and friends over the weekend for tours. The tour started in the MillerCoors gift shop, filled with a great variety of products for beer fans, including shirts, beer taps, and logo merchandise. We were then led through security to the entrance of the plant and the plant lobby. Members of the tour were taken into the in-house bar and fitted with safety gear – a vest, eye and ear protection. We were shown a safety video. The level of professionalism surrounding the ...
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Richards and Municipal Brew Works

30 Dollar Date Night: Crowded Streets with Elementree Livity Project Live at Riversedge Ampitheater!

30 Dollar Date Night at Riversedge in Hamilton! Featuring Elementree Livity Project and Crowded Streets Elementree Livity Project (ELP) has created a recipe for success based on one goal. That goal is simple; to bring the message of Livity to the masses by spreading positive vibes; a message of peace, harmony, & acceptance for all people.  ELP will be opening with their mad love reggae vibes. Be ready to vibe and celebrate life with some of the most mellow jams at RiversEdge at 6:00pm on Thursday August 11th! Recreating the experience of a Dave Matthews Band concert would seem impossible.  If you ...
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$30 Dollar Date Night: Jim Burns Open Mic

Are you looking for something fun to do on a Wednesday night this Summer?  Every week we will feature another $30 Dollar Date night in Butler County, Ohio! This week's featured event is Jim Burns Open Mic at the Hitching Post! Details for this week's $30 Dollar Date Night! Tomorrow June 29th, 2016 from at 8 PM - 11 PM Where: The Hitching Post 4319 Hamilton Richmond Rd, Oxford, Ohio 45056 Facebook Event A little bit about Jim Burns Their latest album, "From Where I Stand" was released in February of 2015 and is available on iTunes and features several songs written ...
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Alexander's Market and deli

Alexander’s Market and Deli located downtown Hamilton Ohio.

Alexander's Market and Deli Located on the corner of Second and High Street  sits the latest edition to downtown Hamilton's  bustling business district. Alexanders's Market and Deli is quickly becoming the go to place to grab breakfast or lunch, grab a few groceries,or arrange to have catering for your business lunch or family gathering prepared for you by an attentive staff. Located downtown Hamilton Ohio You will be met with a smile and a hearty greeting. Many staff members know our customers by name. Kyla Rooney, the Alexander's owner, is committed to serving the needs of the growing neighborhood and nearby ...
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The Butler County Beers and Bikes Trail

This self guided bike tour of Butler County's local breweries can be broken up in several legs. The total trip is will take about 8 hours assuming you A. Use a Pedal Bike and, B. Stop for a beer or two at each brewery. Quarter Barrel 107 E Church St, Oxford, OH 45056 Located just off High Street in Historic Oxford Ohio is the start of the the Biking Breweries tour in Butler County.  This quaint little brewery offers an ever changing selection of house brewed beers that are only brewed a quarter barrel at a time as well as a ...
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Liberty Center- The Premier shopping experience in Butler County Ohio.

About Liberty Center Liberty Center is a multi-use center that brings together the community’s recreational, social and civic passions by anchoring its citizen’s state-of-mind to an attainable state-of-being. Liberty Center artfully blends freedom and work, clarity and culture, kinship and community. It is holistically designed with a mindful approach to building enduring relationships between local businesses, people and place. Liberty Center unites beloved shopping destinations, with an eclectic range of dining options, exciting events and entertainment venues. An enriching and vibrant quality of life is made possible 24/7 through premier residential living and integrated office and small business space. Personal ...
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Butler county Ohio events and happenings

I Believe in Butler County Ohio.

It’s been said hindsight provides 20/20 vision  In 2006, I began to see the manifestation of the rumored massive housing collapse in my neighborhood.  The house behind my property was foreclosed upon by the lending institutions.  That was only the beginning.  As time marched closer to September 2008, Butler County was about to get hit with a double whammy. Whammy #1 came in the form of a once in a hundred year wind storm.  The storm was part of Hurricane Ike as it moved through the heartland of the United States.  This storm destroyed property, knocked out power, and took ...
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The seven wonders of Butler County, Ohio

These are the seven wonders of Butler County Ohio. Butler County is a unique and fun County located in the southwest part of Ohio. Interstate 75 runs north and south through the county. There is no place like in it on this planet. 7. The Cone in West Chester Ohio. The cone is a unique tradition in Butler County. Conveniently located minutes from I-75. This is a very cool break while traveling between Cincinnati and Dayton. Here are a few quotes from their website http://www.thecone.com/difference/ The CONE was voted AOL's "Best Family FrNatuiendly Restaurant" and "One of the Top Ten Quirkiest ...
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Discover Trinity Gastro Pub in West Chester.

Discover Trinity Gastro Pub Nestled along the Miami Erie Canal Path, Trinity Gastro Pub is truly a hidden gem on the southwest side of West Chester.  The elegant and cozy ambiance inside is highlighted by fireplaces, all natural woodwork and Tiffany lighting.  Fresh flowers and candles adorn each table which accentuates the well-appointed décor. If al fresco dining is your preference, head out to the stone covered patio, complete with television, tropical plants, fountains, fireplace and a full service bar.  On a nice evening, venture out to the array of comfortable seating under the stars.  Surrounded by lush landscaping and ...
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Introducing West Chester Veterinary Center. Located in Butler county Ohio. Support local business.

West Chester Veterinary Center is companion animal veterinary clinic focused on providing complete care to dogs and cats. We also provide grooming services and have one of the largest boarding facilities in Southern Ohio. West Chester Veterinary Clinic is open seven days a week (8am to 8pm Mon-Sat and 10am to 6pm on Sun). Our veterinarians and technicians will provide compassionate care both for regularly scheduled appointments and for unscheduled emergencies.  Our grooming staff has over 25 years of combined experienced. They can provide classic breed specific cuts or thin your pets coat for the summer. ​The kennels at West Chester Veterinary Center are ...
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Chris Sackrider serving pizza at Big Dog's Pizza West Chester, Ohio Butler County.

Big Dog’s Pizza in West Chester, Ohio

Big Dog's Pizza is known for West Chester Pizza. After a long day of work or driving around the kids, dinner can easily slip to the bottom of your to-do list.  Finding quick, tasty and fresh alternatives for meals are always a focus for our families, but sometimes difficult to find.   We all need to eat, so finding a restaurant we can count on for a family meal is important. Big Dog’s Pizza may be an answer to the dinner dilemma. Big Dog’s Pizza owner Chris Sackrider created West Chester Style pizza – fresh ingredients, generous portions and food hot ...
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Ryan’s Tavern 100 year old recipe

Ryan's Tavern will forever be etched in the history of Butler County. The 1913  Hamilton, Ohio  flood  wiped out the Milders family businesses which were located along the Great Miami river in downtown Hamilton,OH. The family was forced to start over from scratch. It was from this fateful event that we have some of the best fried chicken being served in Ohio today. The family relocated from Hamilton, Ohio to Fairfield, Ohio and started the Milders' Inn. The Inn soon became a hotspot for Cincinnati Reds players and coaches. Live performers entertained the waiting and hungry crowd. Family history states that ...
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Richards pizza Butler County Ohio

Richards Pizza: The history of how it all began.

Growing Richards Pizza over 60 years “I started this business in 1955 because I thought that pizza, a relatively unknown menu item in the Butler County area, would catch on around here,” says founder Richard Underwood was dating Peggy King at the time and we would drive to Cincinnati to find pizza. Richard decided he actually might be able to make a living by offering his customers tasty food made with fresh ingredients an enjoyable dining experience and consistency That first Richards restaurant was doing well, but it was taking its own time growing. That’s when Richard began thinking about a second location. And thus was born the second restaurant – opened in 1956 ...
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