Coun tdown to Cin cinnati Association of School Business Officials International October 14-19, 2004 A guide of where to eat, shop and play in the Queen City. -Dining- Jean-Robert at Pigall’s The Waterfront 127 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-721-1345 ($4 cab fare) 14 Pete Rose Pier (859) 581-1414 ($6 cab fare) www.pigalls.com Unique floating restaurant with spectacular views and freshseafood with sit down Serving French-American cuisine from former Maisonette chef. sushi bar. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Teak Thai Cuisine 700 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-784-1200 ($4 cab fare) 1051 St. Gregory Street, Mt Adams/513-665-9800 ($6 cab fare) Only steakhouse in the Midwest that dry-ages its beef on the premises. Authentic Thai Cuisine. Full bar and outdoor dining. Masionette Benihana 114 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 / 513-721-2260 ($4 cab fare) 126 E. Sixth Street., Cincinnati, OH/513-421-1688. ($4 cab fare) www.maisonette.com Hibachi-syle meals prepared at your table. Awarded five stars from the Mobil Travel Guide for an uprecendented 38 consecutive years. Celestial 1071 Celestial Street, Mt Adams/513-241-4455 ($6 cab fare) Morton’s of Chicago Elegant continental dining with spectacular view of the city. 28 West Fourth Street, Tower Place Mall, Cincinnati, OH 45202 $4 cab fare) 513-241-4104 / www.mortons.com Mt. Adams Fish House Named best steakhouse in America by People Magazine. 940 Pavillion St., Mt Adams/513-421-3250 ($6 cab fare) www.mtadamsfishhouse.com Fresh seafood and sushi with extensive wine list. The Palace Restaurant-Cincinnatian Hotel ($4 cab fare) 601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-381-3000 Rookwood Pottery Bistro www.cincinnatianhotel.com 1077 Celestial Street, Mt Adams/513-721-5456 ($6 cab fare) Contemporary gourmet cuisine. Historic rookwood pottery in upscale casual bistro featuring French American cuisine. The Phoenix Redfish Looziana Roadhouse and Seafood Kitchen 812 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-721-8901 ($4 cab fare) 700 Race Street, Cincinnati/513-929-4700 ($4 cab fare) Critically acclaimed restaurant featuring innovative American Cuisine. www.redfishamerica.com Downtown cajun-style hot spot features creole food and live blues and jazz. Primavista 819 Mason Place, Cincinnati, OH 45204/513-251-6467 ($9 cab fare) Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and Brewery Awarded Cincinnati’s best Italian for seven straight years. Breathtaking city 3rd and Saratoga at the Levee, Newport, KY/859-491-7200 ($6 cab fare) views, five minutes from downtown. www.hofbrauhausnewport.com America’s first authentic Hofbrauhaus featuring genuine Bavarian cuisine with Carlo and Johnny world famous beers of the Royal Brewery in Munich. 9769 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-745-8812 ($25 cab fare) Jeff Ruby’s 1930 Chicago style steakhouse and supper club. Live music. All cab fares are approximate based on rates from the conference hotel, Millennium Hotel Cincinnati, 141 W. Sixth Street. Some of the restaurants and attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. -Cincinnati’s Own- -Family Fun- Montgomery Inn Boathouse Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden 925 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-721-7427 ($4 cab fare) 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220/513-281-4700 ($9 cab fare) World-famous ribs. One of three Montgomery Inn locations. www.cincinnatizoo.org Exhibits over 580 animal species and 3,000 types of plants on 75 acres. Skyline Chili 254 E. 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/www.skylinechili.com ($4 cab fare) Game Works Try Cincinnati’s hometown chili in more than 70 area restaurants. One Levee Way, Suite 2130, Newport, KY/859-581-7529 ($6 cab fare) www.gameworks.com Graeter’s Confectionary Total entertainment experience where guests can eat, drink and play. 41 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/ www.graeters com ($4 cab fare) Oprah’s favorite ice cream. Grater’s famount French pot ice cream, candies and Newport Aquarium baked goods. Since 1870. Multiple locations. One Aquarium Way, Newport KY 41071/ 859-261-5888 ($6 cab fare) www.newportaquarium.com Izzy Kadetz 16 themed galleries and 11,000 aquatic creatures. Located on the banks of 800 Elm Street (the original), Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-721-4241 ($4 cab fare) the Ohio River. World famous corned beef, potato pancakes, homemade soups, salads and desserts. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203/513-287-7000 ($5 cab fare) www.cincymuseum.org -Casinos- Three museums located in historic Union Terminal. Houses History, Argosy Casino and Hotel Children’s and Natural History and Science Museums along with an Omnimax 777 Argosy Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025/888-ARGOSY7 Theater. www.argosycasinos.com Only 25 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. If you are staying in a downtown National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area hotel, shuttle service is offered to Argosy 312 Elm Street, 20th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202 ($4 cab fare) Casino & Hotel. This service is available Monday - Thursday for $8 and $10 on www.freedomcenter.org. the weekend and includes round trip transportation, casino admission and 50% off Opening in early 2004. Exhibits and programs to highlight the Underground a buffet meal. The first shuttles leaves downtown at 10:15 a.m. and the last shuttle Railroad’s true stories returns at 11 p.m. from Fifth and Walnut. Call (888) 442-1100 or (859) 283-1343 for transportation information. Paramount’s Kings Island 513-754-5800/ www.pki.com ($40 cab fare) Belterra Casino Resort The midwest’s largest amusement park. Transforms into something sinister every 777 Belterra Drive, Florence, IN 47020-9402/812-427-7777 autumn as it celebrates FearFest. www.belterracasino.com Suburban casino resort property with golf course and gourmet dining. One hour Cincinnati Art Museum drive from Cincinnati. Transportation offered through EagleTransportation at 859- 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-639-2996 ($6 cab fare) 283-1343 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org Holds more than 100,000 works of art on display in 88 galleries. Grand Victoria Casino and Resort By Hyatt 600 Grand Victoria Drive, Rising Sun, IN 47040/812-438-1234 Contemporary Arts Center Lois and Richard Rosenthal www.risingsun-in.org Center for Contemporary Art 45 minutes from Downtown Cincinnati. More than 1,300 slot machines and 80 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/ 513-721-0390 ($4 cab fare) tables and hotel. www.contemporaryartscenter.org New innovative museum designed by internationally known architect Azha Hadid. --Airport Transportation- Cincinnati Arts Association-The Aronoff Center Downtown hotels are approximately 15 minutes from the Greater Cincinnati/ 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-721-3344 ($4 cab fare) Northern Kentucky International Airport. The cost of a cab is approximately $24.00 www.cincinnatiarts.org or the Airport Executive Shuttle is $14.00 one way and $24.00 roundtrip. A leader in the community, CAA presents high-quality, multi-disciplinary arts and educational programs for all types of audiences including Broadway performances. Cincinnati Music Hall Historic and elegant venue plays host to the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 ($4 cab fare) Opera-www.cincinnatiopera.com/513-621-1919 Internationally acclaimed opera--second oldest company in the U.S. Symphony Orchestra-www.cincinnatisymphony.org Acclaimed symphony under the musical direction of Paavo Jarvi. -Shopping- -Sports- Downtown Cincinnati Bengals Saks Fifth Avenue, Tower Place at the Carew Tower (Ann Taylor, Talbot’s, Rogers www. Bengals.com ($4 cab fare) Jewelers, TJ Maxx, Victoria’s Secret’s, Williams-Sonoma and much more), The Bengals play at the $400 million Paul Brown stadium that opened in August Tiffany’s, Lazarus-Macy Department Store and Brooks Brothers 2000. Rookwood Commons Cincinnati Cyclones www.ShopRookwood.com ($12 cab fare) www.cycloneshockey.com ($4 cab fare) Upscale outdoor strip mall with a variety of shopping and restaurants. Coldwater Ice hockey team of the ECHL play at U.S. Bank Arena. Creek, Abercrombie and Fitch, Birkenstock, Jos. A Banks Mens Clothier, Origins, Inc., Anthropologie and much more! Just north of Cincinnati off of I-71. Cincinnati Bearcats www.ucbearcats.com ($7 cab fare) PrimeOutlets-Jeffersonville Intercollegiate athletic events Spetember-June. www.primeoutlets.com 1-800-shop-ohio ($115 cab fare) Ohio’s largest outlet with over 100 stores one hour north of Cincinnati at I-71 & Kentucky Speedway U.S. 35. Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Coach, Nike, Sony, Eddie Bauer and more. Highway 35, Route 1, Box 15, Sparta, KY 41086 859-567-5689 or phone 1-888-652-RACE www.kentuckyspeedway.com ($12 cab fare) -Nightlife- A 1.5 mile, tri-oval track, 14 degree banking, 70,000 grandstand seats. The speedway hosts NASCAR, Indy Racing League and ARCA Racing Series. Willie’s Sports Café Premier sports bar and restaurant with a city view. Just two miles from downtown River Downs Cincinnati, first exit off of bridge to Kentucky. Separate nightclub with two full bars, 513-232-8000 ($15 cab fare) DJ and dancing. ($6 cab fare) 10 minutes from downtown. Thoroughbred racing through Labor Day. Live simulcasting year-round. Main Street Entertainment District Downtown area lined with bars, live music, dancing. 12th Street and Main. Bars Turfway Park include: Jump, The Lab, Main City Bar, Neon’s on 12th (cigar bar), Bar Cincinnati, 859-371-0200 ($20 cab fare) Have a Nice Day Café, Rhinos, Westminster’s Billiards and more. ($4 cab fare) 10 minutes from downtown. Live racing September, December-March, simulcasting year-round Newport on the Levee Variety of clubs from martini bar to Irish pub to German beer garden--Bar Louie, Claddagh Irish Pub, EMPIRE, Hofbrauhaus and live music and comedy -Attractions- sketches at Shadowbox Cabaret. ($6 cab fare) BB Riverboats Inc. Mt. Adams 1 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011/859-261-8500( $5 cab fare) Restaurants and bars located in historic area overlooking Cincinnati. Sit outside www.bbriverboats.com for live music around bonfire at Blind Lemon, or dance and dine at Longworth’s, or Romance, scenery and Cincinnati’s vibrant skyline. listen to live music at Mt. Adams Pavilion. ($6 cab fare) Findlay Market Race and Elder Streets, Cincinnati, OH 45202/513-352-6364 ($4 cab fare) Downtown www.findlaymarket.org The Blue Wisp, 318 E. Eighth Street/www.bluewispjazzclub.com ($4 cab fare) Open-air marketplace in continuous operation since 1852. Famous for fresh Long-lived jazz club featuring live music. produce and meats. Open year-round on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Havana Martini Club Newport on the Levee Backstage Restaurant District, 580 Walnut Street/513-651-2800 ($4 cab fare) One Levee Way, Suite 2130, Newport, KY ($6 cab fare) www.havanamartini.com www.newportonthelevee.com Shuttle available from downtown. Premier nightclub with live entertainment. Full service walk-in humidor. Unique collection of restaurants, bars, movie theaters(Firstar IMAX theater), live entertainment, music and shopping overlooking the Ohio River and Cincinnati Skyline. Features great restaurants: Mitchell’s Fish Market, Brios, Tropicana, and Restaurants with Live Music the Hofbrauhouse. Southbank Shuttle from downtown to the Leveee is $1. Mt. Adams Arnold’s Historic section of town atop a hill overlooking the city. Mix of restaurants, bars BB Riverboats and shopping. ($6 cab fare) The Bar at the Palm Court Celestial Hyde Park Dee Felice Quaint and historic part of town with unique shopping, galleries and restaurants. The E. Room ($13 cab fare) Jack Quinns Hamburger Marys Covington Landing and Riverboat Row Floating restaurants and bars, riverboat docks and cruises offer a unique perspective of Cincinnati. ($5 cab fare) Explore, Discover, and Enjoy Cincinnati’s Many Attributes Call 1-800-344-3445 for a visitor’s packet Visit the Greater Cincinnati CVB Web site at www.CincyUSA.com/ASBO Thanks to the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing the photographs. The skyline shots were taken by Photographer Dan Tye.