Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Journey To 1861

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The “Journey to 1861” will start at historic Arnold’s Bar and Grill, the oldest continuously operated bar in Cincinnati. Attendees will take a guided tour to Over-the-Rhine that includes nineteenth century brewery cellars 30 ft. below ground and will travel underneath the street through the recently opened tunnel to the cellars of the future Christian Moerlein Brewing Company. The tour will include portions of the historic Kauffman Brewery not seen before by the public. On the rooftop of the brewery, attendees will partake in some traditional hot mulled wine while looking over the Over-the-Rhine roofscape and hearing about how German-Americans celebrated the holidays in the 1800s.

Following the tour, participants will return to Arnold’s for a five-course dinner in the courtyard. A special gourmet menu is being created for the event to replicate holiday meals when Arnold’s first opened for business in 1861 – 149 years ago. Each course will be paired with a different Moerlein or Hudepohl beer. Special guest speakers will talk about Cincinnati history and beer, including Michael Morgan (author of “Over-the-Rhine: When Beer was King), Bret Androski (proprietor of Arnold’s), Tom Streeter (Hoperatives) and Greg Hardman (Owner of Christian Moerlein Brewing Company).

Admission to the event includes a ticket to win the Arnold’s New Years’ Eve Package for Two. Winners will receive dinner and drinks at Arnold’s very special 150 year anniversary New Year’s Eve gala and luxury accommodations at the Garfield Suites. The drawing will be held at this event. All attendees will also be entered to win the privilege to drive the Arnold’s bathtub in the Bockfest parade. (That drawing will be held in February.)

Tickets are $95, are limited to the first 80 people, and are available in person at Arnold’s Bar and Grill and online at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10/25/10 Jim Tarbell and Greek Spaghetti

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As many of you know, I bought Arnold's from Jim Tarbell on January 1, 1999. To show my appreciation for all he did for me I am donating, to his campaign 50% of all Greek Spaghetti sales on Monday, Oct. 25th. It will run from 11am until we close dinner down at 10pm. Jim will be stopping by between 6 - 8pm if you would like to plan your meal around that.

The Greek Spaghetti was put on the menu in 1957 and has remained a staple at Arnold's every since. I cannot even begin to guess how many has been sold over the years.

Please stop by Arnold's on Monday for lunch or dinner, order a Greek Spaghetti and show your support!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Arnold's & Cincy Shakes Present......

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(WARNING: Extreme overuse of corny Halloween phrases forthcoming)

On Oct 30th and 31st, Arnold’s Bar and Grill and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company have teamed up for a Spooktacular Halloween Dinner package. For $50 you get an entire day of spooky thrills and ominous delights. In this hair-raising deal you get, a ticket to the matinee performance of Dracula, a three course dinner at Arnold’s and then a return to the Shakespeare Company for an evening performance of Frankenstein. A ton of blood-curdling delight in just one night. First show is at 2 pm, then hop over to Arnold’s for dinner and a drink to calm your nerves from the chilling event you just witnessed, then back to Shakespeare Company at 7:30 for even more eerie thrills. If all of these terrors are too much for you, you can always add dinner to one of the shows for the ticket price plus an additional ten dollars. Get your tickets by calling 513-381-BARD

Monday, October 4, 2010

Success For Stop Aids

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Last Tuesday Arnold's did a Stop Aids dinner with 30% of the food sales going to the cause. I am proud to announce Arnold's is donating $800.00 plus Todd Hepburn donated a portion of his tips from playing the piano that night.

It was a very heart felt evening. I want to thank all the customers for being understanding with their food coming out a bit slow. First off I had a new guy with me in the kitchen and then I burned my hand pretty bad. We called Joe the cook and he came in to help out until we slowed down then I ran up to the hospital. After a long wait in the emergency room, then to a specialist a few days later I am glad to say I am going to be just fine.

The truth is, I had no idea the evening was going to be such a huge success. Thanks to our host for the evening and to all our regular customers for making it such a great night! We look forward to doing this again next time!