Spaghetti eis & Earth to Kentucky

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COVINGTON, Ky. - The Carnegie’s innovative walking-tour version of “Godspell” was going to be the featured attraction this week, but it just sold out.
 
That leaves more room and time to talk about two fascinating additions to small business in The Cov: One’s a toy shop/art gallery, the other is an innovative German-style walk-up coffee shop and dessert place.
 
Welcome, welcome.
 
Coffee, eats & eis
What’s Spaghetti eis?
 
It’s a German-style ice cream sundae dessert in which ice cream is pushed through a ricer-type implement to look like spaghetti noodles. These desserts are beautifully crafted with a scrumptious taste to match.
 
Throw on toppings, and you have spaghetti frikadelle and carbonara and schoko anderdnuss.
 
Where can you get eis, and coffee drinks too?
 
At a new walk-up coffee and dessert place in The Cov called eishaus that opened today - yes, Thursday - in the Roebling Point District at 117 Park Place.
 
Info, HERE, or HERE.
 
(EDITOR’s NOTE: We deserve credit for not referencing Play-Doh Pumper No. 9 in this item, and for writing neither “Eis Eis Baby” nor “Eis scream, you scream, we all scream for eis scream.”)
 
Getting enrolled
Next Tuesday is the last day to sign up for fall classes at Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, so one thing you could do this weekend is plan your future weekends by signing up for one of a wide, wide, wide, wide number of options.
 
Learn to play guitar, throw on a pottery wheel, paint in a variety of mediums, build stone mosaics, create video game art, design characters, sculpt, design landscape architecture, or cook.
 
For information, HERE. Note that Baker Hunt staff take pandemic-related safety protocols seriously.
 
‘Vintage, bootleg, designer ...’
If you’re super-, ultra-organized and prepared like we are (OK, how we wish we were), you’re already on the lookout for Christmas gifts (and yes, we’re assuming the holidays aren’t canceled this year).
 
Saturday’s a good place to start: Earth to Kentucky, a new retail shop in MainStrasse Village, is holding its appropriately named “launch party.”
 
From the ad: “Part toy store, part art gallery, Earth to Kentucky has an eclectic variety of vintage/bootleg/designer/art toys - and a whole lot more.”
 
Sounds pretty cool to us.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Fun for kids
Tomorrow marks the end of what was probably a stressful week for your kids, so Covington Parks & Rec has the solution: A Friday Park Pop Up.
 
Just the staff at Goebel Park from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to have fun with chalk, bubbles, hula hoops and jump ropes.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Around the Village
Google “tapas tour” and your computer screen fills with tourist opportunities in places like Madrid and Barcelona. The concept is as exciting as it is simple: When you want a culinary feel of a place, why limit yourself to one establishment?
 
You can do the same thing closer to home, with the Mainstrasse Village Food & Culture tour, set for this Saturday (and future dates).
 
Organized by Riverside Food Tours and Macs Pizza Pub, the tour visits five restaurants, the Goose Girl Fountain, the 100-foot “glockenspiel” (look it up) and other German village attractions.
 
It’s a three-hour tour.
 
Tickets and info, HERE.
 
Farmers Market
The weekly, open-air Covington Farmers Market has absolutely smashed its sales goals for the year, with months to go in the year.
 
Come on down and see why seemingly everybody else has made it their Saturday morning tradition. (And don’t worry, there are health department-approved safety protocols in place.)
 
Featured is a vast array of peak-season vegetables, fruit, and herbs, including cherry tomatoes, zucchini, hatch chiles, peaches, apples, sweet corn, hummus, honey, cucumbers, beans, sprouts, eggplant, sweet peppers, and tomatillos. There’s also meat and freshly made food products like honey, jam, zucchini relish, and kimchi. Oh, and wine.
 
As usual, it’s at Third & Court streets. Info, HERE.
 
‘Kool Kat’ comes to life
Artist Tim Gold creates “kool kats.”
 
Saturday, he’s going to add one to his series, and you can watch him do it.
 
Gold - often called a “minimalist” or a “colorist” - is the featured artist at a “live art” demonstration at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop. It’s an event where artists narrate as they splash color in ways that might look effortless but are - by the rest of us - are darn difficult to replicate. (Think a cooler version of Bob Ross, in person, without the “happy trees” and “the best darn mountains.”)
 
Of course, the shop will feature a whole wall of Gold’s works, and those of other artists.
 
Info, HERE.
 
Miscellaneous
And then there’s ... Scarlet Begonia’s Flower Truck Popup on Saturday at Parlor on Seventh, HERE ... Yoga at Butler’s Pantry on Saturday with Sage Yoga, HERE ... Beginners 4 Week Yoga Series on Sunday at Lean Bodies, HERE ... Leroy Ellington at Smoke Justis on Friday, HERE ... The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show on Saturday at Embassy Suites Cincinnati Rivercenter, HERE ... Amy McFarland on Friday at Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, HERE ... the Kevin McCoy Duo on Saturday at Smoke Justis, HERE ... the English Premier League Soccer on TV on Saturday and Sunday at Molly Malone’s, HERE.
 
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