Category: CRAVE Cincinnati

IMG_8420Happy National Homemade Soup Day! There’s nothing better than curling up with a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day and this “holiday” couldn’t have come at a better time, especially with the blizzards hitting our CRAVE locations in Bethesda, Omaha, and Minnesota in the last couple weeks!

We stand behind the best homemade soups being delicious and taking the least amount of effort, so without further ado here’s our list of 5 homemade soups that use only 5 ingredients!
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“Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives.”

Throughout the entire month of January, your generous donation will help provide Tri-State children with positive role models – simply “Round It Up!” (more…)

eseCRAVE Cincinatti competed in the Cincinnati Cheese Festival Meltdown this past weekend and won the Judge’s Choice!

During the meltdown, Chefs created their most delicious and imaginative grilled cheese recipes. This year CRAVE competed against 6 other restaurants vying for Meltdown Glory and came up victorious with Chef Miller’s one-of-a-king, “Surf & Turf Grilled Cheese.” (more…)

“Improving lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.”

Throughout the entire month of November, your generous donation will help fund research for juvenile diabetes. Help us provide greater hope to these children – simply “Round It Up!”

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation DRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. (more…)

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Getting bites from Bengals never sounded so good!

The Cincinnati Bengals’ 13th Annual Taste of the NFL event raised around $130,000, equating to 390,000 meals for families in need. Cincinnati is celebrated as one of the NFL event’s most successful organizations, generating over 3 million meals for the hungry. CRAVE Cincinnati was proud to be a part of this extraordinary event and help serve the community who has shown CRAVE so much support.

Auctions, bites, and Bengals…oh my!

The event included past and present Cincinnati Bengals players, coaches, and Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Guests mingled with the team, got photos and autographs, and showed their “Who Dey” spirit! Bengals radio analyst Dave Lapham, the event’s M.C., auctioned off items including everything from  A.J. Green’s cleats to home game tickets. Dinner by-the-bite was served by over 40 Cincinnati restaurants including CRAVE, who came to impress with seared scallops, sweet roasted corn, and asparagus risotto. All Taste of the NFL proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank and its efforts to serve the community.

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Supporting the Community

One of Ohio’s largest food banks, Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to provide food and services, create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis. It is able to serve 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana by distributing 20 million meals annually through a network of about 260 community partner agencies.

CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events like Taste of the NFL, supporting our local community has been at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.

CRAVE Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are at it again!

Cincinnati’s favorite dynamic-duo teamed up for the Zoo’s Wild About Wine event. If you missed this one, have no fear! Wild About Wine is part of a series whose next “un-corking” takes place on Thursday, September 3rd!

Wild About Wine guests enjoy everything from a unique wine sampling, to live music and up-close animal encounters. Food-by-the-bite was provided from local restaurants including CRAVE, who had a blast serving up wild fare like Spicy Shrimp Gazpacho! Each tasting took place in different locations throughout the Zoo.

Wild About Wine is part of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Toast to the Wild event series comprised of five sampling events: Zootini, Wild About Wine (three dates) and Zoo Brew.  According to the Zoo, over 4,000 attendees in 2014 raised over $150,000 to benefit The Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW), one of three zoo facilities in the U.S. dedicated to conservation and research. CREW is internationally recognized for their research involving rhinos, small cats, endangered plants, and most recently, polar bears. $30 of every ticket goes directly to support CREW’s research.

 

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At the Cincinnati Zoo, there’s something for everyone. You’ll be re-acquainted with the animals you love and discover some new ones! CRAVE’s wine program shares this philosophy.  At CRAVE you’ll find some of your favorites AND some hidden gems we’d like to share with you. Whether you’re seeking a crisp Riesling to complement Sushi, or a Full bodied, spicy, Super-Tuscan to pair with our steaks, we are sure to have the wine to suit whatever you CRAVE.

CRAVE Cincinnati recently served as a participating restaurant at Zoo La La, an event held at The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and hosted by the Zoo’s Ambassador Council.

Named the “wildest party for a purpose”, Zoo La La is a fun adults’ night out that provides event guests with live entertainment, raffles of special Zoo experiences, close-up encounters with animals and animal ambassadors in the Zoo’s Africa exhibit, as well as cocktails and “dinner-by-the-bite” selections provided by CRAVE Cincinnati and other local restaurants. CRAVE Cincinnati helped guests tame their hunger with the new lobster rolls and kogi beef tacos!

Funds raised support the Living Classroom Education Access Fund, providing free field trips to schools in need, as well as the Ambassador Council’s Future of the Zoo Fund, which preserves the Zoo for future generations.

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CRAVE has been a longtime advocate of supporting the communities we serve. From our CRAVE Cares program to participating in nonprofit events, supporting our local community has been at the core of our mission. We take pride in our natural propensity to give back.

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Ring in the new year with a special four course dinner at CRAVE!

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CRAVE Cincinnati’s Server Spotlight of the Week: Jimmy Houlihan 

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Happy Holidays, CRAVEr’s! Please see below for our holiday hours for each location:

 

CRAVE – Galleria

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11am-4pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11am-10pm, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 11am-10pm

 

CRAVE – MOA

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11am-4pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11am-10pm, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 11am-10pm

 

CRAVE – West End

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11am-4pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11am-11pm, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 11am-10pm

 

CRAVE – LaSalle

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11am-3pm (Soup to go Closed)

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11am-11pm, Bar as business dictates (Soup to go Closed)

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: CLOSED

 

CRAVE – Orlando

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11:30am-8pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11:30am-10pm, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 11:30am-10pm

 

CRAVE – Coral Gables

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11:30am-10pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11:30am-12am, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 11:30am-10pm

 

CRAVE – Omaha

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11am-3pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11am-11pm, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 11am-10pm

 

CRAVE – Cincinnati

Tuesday 12/24 – Christmas Eve: 11am-8pm

Wednesday 12/25 – Christmas: CLOSED

Tuesday 12/31 – New Year’s Eve: 11am-11pm, Bar as business dictates

Wednesday 1/1 – New Year’s Day: 2pm-10pm

 

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season :) We look forward to seeing you soon!