New Look for Me and a Giveaway for You!

I don't spend much time on the "look" of my blog. I'm not a programmer - wish I was - but I'm not. So originally I chose a big pink page and went with it. Today Blogger had this new "Design" feature so I played with it. Not sure if I'm digging it but we'll see...

Secondly - it's Friday!!!!! That said - one of my favorite things to do on a Friday in Cincinnati is head down to one of our cities "marina bars". There are a few of them but the one I tend to go to is Pirates Cove on Kellogg. In the same lot are the Sandbar and Four Seasons...

I love sitting on the water - watching richer people than myself enjoy their boats. And I like feeding the carp and the ducks - they love french fries!

Luckily there's a new thing in town called the eReach Big Deal that helped me go AND save $$!

Reach magazine is one of the coupon books that comes in your mailbox - eReach is an online extension of that and now they have a "big deal" each day (exactly like Groupon).

A couple weeks ago - eReach had some deals for Pirates Cove! $10 for $20 worth of food & drink - that's pretty good! So I bought a few for the summer. (giveaway hint! keep reading!)

Pirates Cove is like a giant tiki bar - there's a bar in the middle with tables all around and a band under the roof most nights. It's casual and the staff is great! Definitely a great way to relax any day...

Ah boat people...I want a boat...or at least friends with a boat.

We usually get a small bite to eat and share - this night I tried their grouper tacos ($13.95). They have a really great mango sauce that I didn't think I'd like - but was great with the fish.

Honestly - the food isn't amazing - it's fine. BUT truly you don't go for the food - it's the atmosphere - plain and simple. And that - I love.

So does Larry apparently.

Why Should You Go? friendly service, decent food and a good time.
And now - it's giveaway time! I'm actually going to be having a few giveaways coming up - being a food blogger finally has some damn perks!

For this one - eReach has given me 2 - $25 gift certificates to use on their Big Deal site and I'm passing those along to the Food Hussy Fans!

All you have to do is post a comment telling me about one of the recent Big Deals you would have purchased - or one you'd like to see. Or just say something nice about me. That's right - you say something mean - you're not entered! Please also put an email or twitter username so I can get in touch with you if you're one of the winners!

Also be sure to sign up to get the eReach daily big deal in your email box and if you refer your friends you get $10 for each one that signs up & makes a purchase! (see the fine print on that one to make sure you get your $10).

And just fyi - I did pay for my Pirates Cove big deals...I'm doing all the giving away for you guys!

Next Friday I'll choose 2 random commenters and they'll get the $25!

Happy Commenting!

Pirate's Cove Tropical Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon


  1. I haven't used the site yet and I actually had never heard of it until now so I can't really say anything good about it but I do enjoy seeing the new and exciting places you have gone to eat!

  2. I am signed up with eReach, I saw this one and wanted to buy it, but forgot. I haven't been here, but I like the idea of a river side restaurant!

  3. Hey folks - if you're going to post a comment in hopes of winning - make sure I can get in touch with you! Leave me an email, a twitter, something!

  4. Hi! I'm a new visitor to your blog and loving it... I have never heard of Pirate's Cove, but it sounds like fun to me!

  5. I want to get one to any restaurant I haven't been to before so I can blog about it!
    you can reach me at my blog:

  6. There seem to be a lot of these kind of things popping up. I could have used Donato's if they weren't to scared to deliver to me less than a mile away. Seems very west-side slanted, but the Pirate's Cove would have been a good choice. How about more in the "scary" urban core, though?

    I like the new look!


  7. I definitely would like to see more downtown deals. I have to say, out of the one's I've seen, I would have to go with Donato's.

    Thanks for your posts. I recently moved to Cincinnati, and the restaurant reviews have been very helpful!

  8. Hmmm, I thought I'd posted a comment. Anyhow... I jumped right on that deal for Pirate's Cove. It's such a fun place!