Monday, August 31, 2009

Mark Your Calendar: Cincinnati's Restaurant Week is September 14th - September 20th

Locally-owned restaurants in the greater Cincinnati area are eligible to join The Greater Cincinnati Independents (GCI) group. Twice each year, this group hosts a Restaurant Week.

Member restaurants invite guests to frequent their establishments and enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $26.09 (price does not include drinks, taxes or gratuities). The second Restaurant Week in 2009 will take place September 14th through September 20th. Click here for more information and a list of participating restaurants.

Guests interested in a last minute getaway to experience Restaurant Week are eligible for a 20% discount when making a one-night, same day reservation in the Graves’ Suite, William Rouse Suite, William Rouse Retreat, or Thomas’ Room.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Area Attraction This Weekend: Union Center Boulevard Bash

A free 3-day music and food fun festival!
August 14th, 15th, and 16th
The Square at Union Centre

Entertainment Line-up

Friday, August 14, 2009
Main Stage
5:30 - 8:00 pm Sullivan Janszen Band
9:30 - 10:45 pm Gin Blossoms
Acoustic Stage
7:00 - 11:00 pm Big Whiskey

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Main Stage
2:00 - 4:00 pm 3 Day Rule
5:00 - 7:00 pm Bootleg Rider
8:00 - 11:00 pm Off the Hook
Acoustic Stage
4:00 - 6:00 pm Kelly Thomas & the Fabulous Pickups
7:00 - 9:00 pm 2th Day Echo

Sunday, August 16, 2009
Main Stage
2:00 - 5:00 pm Leroy Ellington & the E-Funk Band
6:00 - 9:00 pm Rusty Griswolds
Acoustic Stage
4:00 - 6:00 pm Paul Otten Band
7:00 - 9:00 pm Kevin Fox Band
(All performance times are subject to change.)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Shopping for Outdoor Furniture

During this time of year, our back porch is a popular place for guests to relax. We had a former guest ask us questions about our furniture, so we thought we'd share some tips to help aid your search. When creating outdoor spaces at home, it is important to choose the right materials so they will stand up to the elements.

When buying outdoor furniture look for an all aluminum frame and outdoor webbing (colored PVC pipe material). It will last for years and years without any care. Also make sure that the pillows are awning fabric; Sunbrella is the brand that we use for our outdoor seating.

One company that carries outdoor furniture, Smith and Hawken, recently announced their going out of business sale. You can visit this link to find a location near you.