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					         Coun tdown
          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.

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)                                                                        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)                                                                     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 /                                                       Mt. Adams Fish House
 Named best steakhouse in America by People Magazine.                                   940 Pavillion St., Mt Adams/513-421-3250 ($6 cab fare)
                                                                                        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                                                              1077 Celestial Street, Mt Adams/513-721-5456 ($6 cab fare)
 Contemporary gourmet cuisine.                                                          Historic rookwood pottery in upscale casual bistro featuring French American
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.
                                                                                       Downtown cajun-style hot spot features creole food and live blues and jazz.
 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.
                                                                                       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

      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.                     
                                                                                         Exhibits over 580 animal species and 3,000 types of plants on 75 acres.
Skyline Chili
 254 E. 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202/ ($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)
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)
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)
                                  -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.
 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 
 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/ ($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.
 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                         
                                                                                         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
                                                                                        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.
                                                                                         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
 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)
                                                                                         Internationally acclaimed opera--second oldest company in the U.S.
                                                                                         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. ($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                  ($12 cab fare)                               ($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
                                                                                    ($7 cab fare)
PrimeOutlets-Jeffersonville                                                                  Intercollegiate athletic events Spetember-June. 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
                                                                                    ($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 
 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)
 The Blue Wisp, 318 E. Eighth Street/             ($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)                                                              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
                                                                                             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

Thanks to the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing the photographs.
The skyline shots were taken by Photographer Dan Tye.