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  • This Week Downtown - 11.05.20

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    November 05, 2020

    We’re right in the middle of Asian Food Week, which is a great excuse to support your favorite Asian restaurants. The Asian Food Festival is usually a one-day event, which has now been expanded by local group, Asianati, into a weeklong celebration promoting Asian food and culture in Cincinnati. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal for $20 or secret menu item not typically offered at each restaurant. Participating restaurants in Downtown Cincinnati include Boba ChaBridges Nepali CuisineCrzy MonkDean’s Mediterranean ImportsDope Asian Street FareHop Ping Hog, LaloPho Lang ThangPoke HutQuan Hapa and Teak.

    Head down to Arnold’s on Friday and Saturday nights for Midwest Fest. Enjoy live music, beers from Midwestern breweries, and a food menu of all Midwestern items, with specialties from St. Louis, Chicago, and a handful of others. For more details on the special menu items, click here.

    Looking to enjoy a locally themed brunch, but from the comfort of home? Order a Big Boozy Brunch Bag from Cincinnati Food Tours, highlighting various food and beverage merchants located at Findlay Market. Order by Monday, Nov. 9 and pick up your bag of goodies on Nov. 13 for a pajama-friendly, safe way to enjoy brunch at home. You can enjoy delicious cinnamon rolls from Em’s Sourdough Bread, goetta from Eckerlin Meats, as well as mimosa fixings from Market Wines.   

    We can look forward to great weather this weekend, so grab your gym shoes and head down to The Banks for a fun, socially distanced group walk. Join Cincinnati Riverfront Volksmarch this Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a walk (or run) along the riverfront. Participants can choose the 5K or 10k route. The event both starts and ends at Moerlein Lager House, and happens every first Saturday of the month. For more details, visit the event page.  

    Try a new activity on the UC Health Ice Rink, presented by Fifth Third Bank at Fountain Square this season: bumper cars! The ice rink officially opens on Saturday, with both ice skating and bumper cars available by reservation. The rink will operate on split-ice Sunday-Thursday with bumper cars and ice skating for all sessions. Friday and Saturday will consist of a mix of split-ice and full-ice skating sessions. During a split-ice session, a barrier will divide the rink in two, with skaters on one side and cars on the other. Visit the ice rink page for reservations, pricing, health and safety precautions, and more.