A restaurant aiming to providing guests with authentic, homemade Vietnamese comfort food is scheduled to open this week.
Saigon Noodle Bar, at 9220 Allen Road in West Chester Twp., will host a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The restaurant’s menu at www.tinyurl.com/saigonnoodlebar features a wide array of Vietnamese cuisine. It’s divided into five sections: starters, Pho and noodle soups, noodle dishes, rice dishes and vegetarian dishes.
The menu also offers low-carb noodles for an additional $2 an item.
Drinks include a fruit smoothie, fruit infused tea and fruit-infused Italian soda). Milk tea is available plain or with a variety of toppings including Boba, Nata Jelly, Lychee Jelly, Coffee Jelly, Aloe Jelly, Rainbow Jelly for a 50-cent surchage each.
Other beverages include Vietnamese iced coffee, Ginseng juice, sugar cane juice. The restaurant eventually will offer wine, beer and other alcohol-based options.
For more information, call 513-874-5888 or visit www.facebook.com/saigonnoodlebarcincinnati. For those looking to work at the restaurant, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildfire Home & Gift
A new home decor, wall art and gifts business is coming to dowtown Hamilton.
Wildfire Home & Gift was slated to debut Saturday at 226 High St., according to owner Sarah Dankoff, of the village of Seven Mile.
“I aim to bring products into the shop that feel special, items you can’t find just anywhere,” Dankoff said. “I get a lot of questions about the gifts carried. We are starting with jewelry, most made by local or U.S. artisans, inspirational goods like leather bound notebooks, and handmade prints, candles and locally-made bath bombs.”
Dankoff, who hails from Trenton, said she lived in Cincinnati for many years.
“If you would’ve told me a year ago that I was opening a store in Hamilton, first I would never believe that I would be opening a store, let alone in Hamilton,” she said. “When we decided to move back to Seven Mile, I met a Hamilton much different than the Hamilton I moved away from years ago. The longer we lived locally, the more we found ourselves coming to Hamilton to eat, drink, shop and play.”
By the time the decision was made to open a shop, Hamilton was “an easy decision,” she said.
“As far as this particular store front … it just felt right,” Dankoff said. “I know many businesses choose their location based off factors like traffic patterns and other data. For me, High Street feels magical.”
She said she was taking her 4-month-old son Grayson for walks on High Street for coffee or pastries a few times a week before she started the journey to open the Wildfire Home & Gift.
“When a store front in my favorite color, green, was presented as an option right in the middle of all the action here in Hamilton, I just knew it was the right home for Wildfire,” she said. “I’m very excited to have such great Hamilton neighbors and cornerstone businesses around me.”
Hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday with plans to extend hours as the holidays get closer, Dankoff said. For more information, call 513-460-6346 or visit www.facebook.com/wildfirehamilton.
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