GGB Cincinnati – Blind Date with a Book
For our first Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day brunch, the ladies of Geek Girl Brunch Cincinnati met up on the roof of Krueger’s Tavern. Yes, the roof – in February! It was unseasonably warm, so we took advantage of the nice day for our Blind Date with a Book-themed event.
Everyone brought a wrapped book with a short description written on the cover that we swapped while waiting for our food. Australian-based Elizabeth Bookshop created the Blind Date with a Book service in their brick-and-mortar shops as well as online. This is also popular with public libraries who set up displays of these mystery books (which are sometimes mystery books) for patrons to check out. Check out the photo gallery below to see who we all took home.
Located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Krueger’s Tavern features handmade burgers and sausages as well as shareable snacks like pretzels and beer cheese. Their brunch menu offers tasty options like French toast bread pudding and a Bloody Mary with a house-prepared mix. The staff was all super nice and accommodating. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check it out.
Following brunch, we walked down the street to The Rook OTR, a board game parlor that also serves food and drinks. The Rook OTR has a library of over 1000 games that you can play. There are nerdy games like Trivial Pursuit: Harry Potter Edition, classic games like Battleship, and word games like Cards Against Humanity. They have pretty much any game you would want to play. If you need help choosing a game or want to know how to play one without reading the directions yourself, their friendly game hosts will help you out. We chose Mall Madness for our first game, and then ended with another classic, Scattergories.
Officer Amanda ordered a Pretty Pretty Princess to go with Mall Madness – it even came with a candy bracelet. In addition to beer and wine, the drinks menu also offers a Mrs. Peacock Mojito, Pixie Stick Martini, and the very yummy-smelling Hickory Smoked Old Fashioned. If you’re hungry, check out their house made tortilla chips and guacamole – seriously good stuff. They also have pizza, soft pretzels, corn dogs, and sliders to keep your energy up while you play.
Small turnout, but lots of fun. Our next brunch will be in April – theme TBA. Be sure to follow us on social media for more information.