Saturday, February 28, 2009
Lagniappe at Ryan's Tavern in Hamilton
The gorgeous stairwell beckons. Come hear Lagniappe above the main restaurant in the spacious pub area. If you have not been to Ryan's it's worth the drive. Gorgeous restaurant, private dining rooms and large bar area. Good food, cold beer on tap. Check out the private rental, 1921 Dining room that seats 20 on the second floor. Elegant old room (across from the entrance to the restrooms in the pub.)
Band plays 6:00 - 9:00pm.
513 - 737-2200 ( CALL AHEAD seating is available for dinner)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Ryan's is having a special Cajun menu all day, so check out the food, too.
Take a nap, have a cup of coffee, hire a sitter, and head out to Ryan's. Wear your dancing shoes, some traditional Mardi Gras colors*, purple, green and gold; and enjoy a music Martini, New Orleans style.
241 High Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
*Purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Join us on Saturday, February 21st, for the Rabbit Hash Masquerade Ball to celebrate Mardi Gras! Since we'll need plenty of room to shuffle our feet, we're having it in the barn. Live entertainment will be provided by Lagniappe, Cincinnati's ONLY authentic Zydeco. There's going to be great music, Jambalaya, crawfish pie, filet gumbo, good company,,, Who knows? We might even get a surprise visit from the newly elected Mayor of Rabbit Hash. (I hear she really goes for crawfish pie.)
(the above from Rabbit Hash news article online http://www.rabbithash.com/ )
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Well my friends and I had a fabulous time at Ryan's! And the band loved the place, too. Spacious and plenty of room to stroll and get around. Did not take many good photos, darn it, to capture the real mood of the evening, but, the band will be returning to Ryan's Tavern! See the schedule on this page, and keep your eye on it. Information coming in like morse code as I type. .... ..Soon as I decipher the info, updates will be posted.
It was fun seeing Jessie's parents play with the band. I did get a nice photo of mother and daughter. Good to see the Mayor of Hamilton smiling during the evening as he recovers from surgery and health challenges. Lagniappe will return for Fat Tuesday, Mardi-Gras Feb. 24th at 10pm until 1 am. (they have an earlier gig in Cincinnati) So take your naps, folks, and hire a sitter for the kiddies! Come have a music martini, and enjoy a real gumbo of songs.
Stay tuned for further updates as the Mardi-gras season of gigs is picking up.
~~Sophia is doing the Snoopy happy dance. (Need to get that dog some Mardi-gras beads.)
Friday, February 06, 2009
Lagniappe is playing at a new venue in Hamilton, Ohio. Saturday, Feb. 7th, from 6pm-9pm they will be at Ryan's Tavern. They will be playing above the restaurant in the second floor bar. There is a huge, gorgeous cherry wood flight of stairs to take you to the second floor. But if you need one, they have a small elevator available, I am told.
When we were there, I noticed a small Miller draft was $3.00 and a Killians draft $4.25. Nice pub and it's huge. Lagniappe is famous for strolling and getting up close and personal to the listeners. Good thing as from the opposite end of the bar, near giant tv and a small cozy fireplace, hard to see the band.
The city of Hamilton is facing very hard times but still has great people there (I grew up there and have a mother/friends there) and some fabulous architecture. Not exactly sight-seeing weather, but I hope the Lagniappe fans from Cincinnati will venture north to see the band and at least get some drinks and appetizers. If you walk two blocks west, you will see the Soldier's, Sailors and Pioneers Monument building, with "Billy Yank" on top, next to a cabin (see pic below) Built in 1906 it's a gorgeous limestone building. Oh, and just one block west is the old Butler County Courthouse, another great building if you appreciate architecture.
Lagniappe has an early gig and one could be home by 10pm or sooner. Ryan's also had good coffee and potato skins when we were there. Appetizers are served in the bar area but the dinner menu downstairs. So tell your family, tell your friends, and heck, tell that boss you don't like. The music should help their mood.
Hope to see you there. Wear your dancing shoes and get ready to "Second Line".
*Photos top and middle of blog from www.ryanstavern.com website. Check the site for dinner menu (but no prices online) Photographs of the Soldier's Pioneer's Monument and High Street at night, are by Chantel. Click on photo to enlarge it.**