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"Rookwood Exchange on the move with new establishments!"  and "New Recipe"
An up and coming area is the Rookwood Exchange area, located in Norwood, just off I-71. The area now boasts two new Bar/Grill establishments, Seasons 52, and the Capitol Bar and Grill.
"Seasons 52,"  located at 3819 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45209,  "is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the seasonal flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance." Mrs. Martiniman and I enjoyed a mid-afternoon visit, inside by the bar. Beautifully decorated, we were greeted by the manager, seated, and were served by Jess. There were options to be seated in a dining room a patio area. We usually prefer an indoor bar area were we can watch as the drinks are made.
The menu boasts that no item is over 475 calories and from flatbreads, to appetizers, to entrees, to special seasonal items, Seasons 52 was a hit! We shared a crab-stuffed mushroom appetizer, a flatbread, had desserts and drinks.
Simply put, "the food was delicious." Our drinks included a martini, scotch on the rocks, and an Irish coffee. Jess informed us that after 5pm, there's a piano player at the bar; another trip for us soon to hear the music.
"Mini Indulgencies" are a variety of small desserts, not expensive, that we suggest you must have during every visit. They include, key lime pie, red velvet cake, summer blueberry cheesecake, and several others. Again, "simply delicious."
Season 52 is part of the Darden Restaurant Inc. and highly recommended. Our next trip to Rookwood will include the Capitol Grill, right next door, a visit to The (English) Pub, and of course the piano bar at Seasons 52. Several other dining/drink choices are available at the complex too, J. Alexanders, PF Chang, Max and Ermas, just to name a few. "The Rookwood Exchange is on the move. Don't miss it!"
Try out Seasons 52, say hi to Jess from The Martiniman......
New Recipe:            Great Summer Drink!
Iced Orange Cake    1 1/2    Iced Cake Vodka
                                1/2       Fresh lemon Juice
                                1/2        Simple Syrup
                                1TBSP    Orange Marmalade
                                * Shake like crazy to mix the marmalade