Two New Family-Friendly Establishments in Cincy

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After a day of shopping at Rookwood, bring the family to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. The kid’s menu aims to please with classic fare like grilled cheese, mac n’ cheese, spaghetti, mini corn dogs, chicken tenders and fries. Top it off with a BJ’s famous Pizookie — a warm, ooey-gooey, fresh-baked cookie served in a pan and topped with ice cream. If you’re looking for a date night destination, BJ’s has a huge menu featuring pastas, tacos, burgers, pizzas, salads — a little bit of everything — plus a vast drink menu. Try a meal and a Pizookie from BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, located at 2631 Edmondson Road in Cincinnati. Call 513-964-1440 or visit for more information.

Findlay Market’s family-owned, craft-chocolate shop is opening up a sweet encore in Rookwood Common & Pavilion. This new location will sell treats ranging from truffles to chocolate bars and hot chocolate. At Maverick Chocolate, artisans transform cocoa beans to chocolate bars and happily educate visitors on the process of sorting, cleaning and grinding beans to tempering and molding finished products. Taste the flavors with a sample of chocolates at the new Rookwood Common’s location at 2651 Edmondson Road in Cincinnati. Call 513-834-8369 or visit to learn more.

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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