Best of Fort Thomas

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Love Fort Thomas? So do we, so we rounded up some of our favorite sweet spots around town.

BEST NEW CRAFT SHOP: JUST SEW

Three generations of sewers joined together to create something beautiful, and no, not a quilt this time, but an amazing family storefront to sell fabrics and help others tap into their creativity through sewing and quilting. Join the Pryor ladies as they pass on their passion to the next  generation. Just Sew is located at 118 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Call 859-441-0175 or visit justsewstudio.com.

BEST NEW DATE NIGHT: GRASSROOTS & VINE

G+V is the perfect place to spend quality time with your date. Try a new wine with thoughtfully paired food and take the time to enjoy a conversation or even some live music. This artisan market and eatery highlights a variety of local farmers and vendors; you will love the big flavors as you shop small! G+V is located at 1011 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Call 859-814-8391 or visit grassrootsandvine.com.

BEST NEW ICE CREAM: FORT THOMAS ICE CREAM

Your kids will probably go for the Cookie Monster or Cake Eater flavors, but more adventurous palettes will adore the Honeycomb or Cherry Almond. With whimsical walls (and the smell of sugar in the air!) this is also a great birthday party location. What else is new at Fort Thomas Ice Cream? Pints of ice cream for purchase and ice cream sandwiches. Fort Thomas Ice Cream is located at 1013 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Call 859-462- 0082 or visit facebook.com/fortthomasicecream.

BEST NEW BRUNCH: COLONEL’S KITCHEN

From the man who brought you Colonel De’s Gourmet Herbs and Spices in Findlay Market comes the Colonel’s Kitchen, a great brunch destination. You can’t go wrong with The Flop — pancakes with maple cinnamon butter, or the Goetta Life sandwich — goetta, soft scrambled eggs, tomato jam and cheddar. With fresh ingredients and aromatic spices, every menu item is magic in your mouth. Colonel’s Kitchen is located at 22 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Call 859-215-0200 to learn more.

BEST COOKIE STORE: THE COOKIE SHOP 

As beautiful as they are delicious, The Cookie Shop’s cookies sure are sweet. You will easily be able to find a delicious cookie design for your event, whether you order desserts for a birthday, engagement party, baby shower or the holidays. The Cookie Shop is located at 1049 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Call 513-471-4400 for more information, and be sure to browse available designs at: https://cakesbysue.vpweb.com/

 

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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