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January Newsletter

Ushering In January Our modern-day January was originally named for the Roman god Janus. Janus has two heads–one to look back to the last year and one to look forward to the new one. Janus is considered the master of beginnings as getting the new year off to a good start was very important to the Romans. In ancient Roman times, people decorated their homes, gave each other gifts, and held elaborate feasts. We invite you to hold your January feasts at our place. Our resident Roman–Tony–would be pleased to share in the festivities and help you get your new

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Looking ahead to a brand new year

The holiday season is a time to reflect on blessings received, new friendships developing, and old friendships strengthening. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and a healthy and prosperous new year. -Tony Ricci All of us at Tony’s want to sincerely thank you for your business, loyalty, and support in 2016. We look forward to seeing you in 2017. View Tony’s Menu Back to Blog Make a Reservation  

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A good steak and drink…

A good steak and a drink rights a lot of wrongs. – Guest Comment Make a reservation online by clicking below: Reservations View Tony’s Menu Back to Blog  

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December Newsletter

Thank You for This Past Year To our wonderful guests, we would like to say a sincere, grateful, humble, and heartfelt thank you. Thank you for making Tony’s your go-to place to celebrate all things, large and small. Thank you not only for your patronage, but also your friendship. You make it all worthwhile and you are the reason for us to get up every day and serve you again. This year has been wonderful and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2017. Enjoy this last month of the year, full of its excitement.

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November Newsletter

Turn up the Heat! “The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer; One ripens apples, the other turns them into cider.” Jane Hirshfield As the weather takes a downturn, we turn up the heat at Tony’s. Cozy up at our place with a warm drink and an even warmer meal. As the weather permits, our patio will be open and warm for you to enjoy the last fleeting days of autumn. Needless to say, you’ll receive a toasty reception from the time you enter our doors; we’re happy to serve you! Tony’s Gift Cards – Something for

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October Newsletter

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? That’s So Last Season… Tony’s has something far better than Santa’s workshop–a head start on your holiday shopping! We’re starting our gift card promotions and savings earlier, making your gift giving a breeze. Look for our emails, Facebook posts and tweets for our upcoming promotions. Just think–you could complete your shopping for all the people on your ‘nice” list long before the holiday season begins, giving you plenty of time to actually enjoy the season. Santa will be envious. We Cry Fowl! There is something about a roast chicken dinner that’s so nostalgic and reminiscent of

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September Newsletter

Let’s Not Go There… What’s at Tony’s? Award-winning food and service, complete with genuine hospitality. What’s not at Tony’s? Having to be somebody to be treated like somebody. All are big fish at Tony’s and deserve to be treated that way. Join us–we’ll show you what we mean. Cold Front Moving In Ok. We lied. It’s hot, humid, and sticky. But it will be frigid sooner than you think. Don’t be left out in the cold without holiday dining arrangements for your family or business. Believe it or not, private dining spaces book up very quickly during the holiday months.

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August Newsletter

Meat Market Sure, it’s our steaks that initially catch your eye, but our other entrees need not be relegated to wallflower status. Have you tried our pork chop, served with braised greens and sweet potatoes and topped with a house-made cinnamon maple marshmallow? Or consider our slowly braised short ribs, paired with creamy horseradish chive whipped potatoes and smoked tobacco onions. Whether you choose our chicken with its crispy skin or our succulent New Zealand rack of lamb, all come in the signature Tony-esque portion size. Made in America? One of the above was made in America, one was not.

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July Newsletter

Shell Shocked There is something about the iciness mixed with the taste of the sea that makes our raw bar the perfect shield against the summer heat. At Tony’s, we provide the very best and freshest raw bar that we can procure for you. Now for some shocking facts: – Sonya Thomas, a truly diminutive gal, holds the world’s record for eating oysters–46 dozen in 10 minutes. You may want to think twice before inviting her out to dinner. – The largest of King crabs can grow a leg span of over 6 feet, making them the Rockettes of the

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June Newsletter

We’re Telling Secrets! On the outside, we may appear to be a bit homogeneous in our uniforms, courtesy and execution of flavorful food, but peer a little closer and we are oh-so-unique. We’ve gathered a list of a few of our idiosyncratic traits. See if you can spot which one belongs to our fearless leader, Tony Ricci. Who knew we were such a talented and diverse bunch? – One staff member is deathly afraid of spiders (truthfully, aren’t we all?) – Perhaps the real fear is the employee who alphabetizes her soup cans; that’s taking organization to a new–and scary–

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May Newsletter

Chop Chop! Celebrate Graduations at Tony’s They’ve Graduated to the Grown Up Table They’ve done it! All the late night studying, anxiety and tests are behind them…for now. Treat the graduates in your life with all the pomp and circumstance this milestone deserves. Let them have their rightful place at the adult table. We’d love to help you celebrate in style. Join us for a small dinner or a larger family gathering in one of our Cincinnati or Lexington private dining rooms. If you are in the Cincinnati area, consider having us cater your party. Hidden Gems Branch out from

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April Newsletter

A Tale of Two Cities TKeeneland. Red’s Opening Day. Horse fences and country drives. Cross Town Shoot-Out. “Bleed Blue.” Fountain Square. The Bourbon Trail. Cincinnati’s Brewery District. Kentucky Horse Park. Porkopolis. Our landmarks and iconic attractions illuminate our differences, but we stand unified in our love for Tony’s and a good steak. At the end of the day, isn’t that what counts? Top off the end of your day at Tony’s. Your Mother Deserves More Than a Phone Call Let’s be honest. Flowers and a card are wonderful, but a great meal on Mother’s Day where your mom feels pampered

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March Newsletter

Happy Anniversary, Lexington! What a year it has been! We’ve asked Tony and some of the key staff in Lexington to list some of the highlights of our first year:   – Our pre-opening party was held on March 4, during a record-breaking snowstorm – Our first-ever Bourbon Dinner was sold out within 6 hours of announcing it – Over 1,000 guests experienced our brand of hospitality during Breeders Cup – The Eagles and Taylor Swift concerts alone brought in well over 600 revelers to our restaurant and bar, both pre and post concert – We doubled our original bourbon

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February Newsletter

Good Morning, Sunshine! To our hard-working chef and kitchen crew, we say, “Rise and shine!” Long before you walk through our doors and sit down at our tables, we have been thinking about you. Orchestrating your meal requires hours of preparation. Take for example, our short ribs. They are cut by hand, scored, seasoned, and seared before being slowly braised in a medley of vegetables, tomato paste, demi-glace and Guinness beer. The braising–all 6-8 hours of it–melds the flavors and produces our tender, succulent ribs. Yes, this takes a long time, but we think you’re worth it.   Your Meal.

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January Newsletter

A Steak Kind of January You may be able to argue that nobody really needs a steak. But when Tony’s steak is described in this way: “The steak. Oh that steak. I’ll probably dream about it for a while” or we are touted as “Steak Nirvana,” doesn’t that elevate steak to a need? Yeah, we thought so… Group Dining. Tailored to Your Needs. Damn Fine Food. What sets us apart from the pack when it comes to your private dining needs? It’s all in the details: – Your room is reserved for the entire evening. We never double-book the room

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December Newsletter

To say that 2015 has been good to us would be an understatement. We opened our Lexington location in March and were welcomed with open arms. It was a year of firsts–our first Derby, Breeder’s Cup and basketball season in Lexington, to name a few. It was also a year of continuation; we celebrated another successful year at the Western Southern Open as well as many wine dinners, charitable events and dinners, large and small. Through it all, we have been humbled and grateful for your continued support, patronage and friendship. This year has been wonderful but we can’t wait

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A letter to Tony’s

Name: Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min Message: This past Thursday dear friends invited me to Cincinnati for supper at an Italian Restaurant called “Tony’s”. My friends indicated to, Mr. Tony Ricci, I have a Theology of Dining and a Theology of Wine (which I believe is very Christian/Catholic). I teach (Vocation and the Arts) and coordinate the annual Chaminade Scholars Pilgrimage to Italy each year connected with spirituality and vocation I strive to cultivate a deep appreciation of the beauty of dining in my student’s lives! I believe our modern era has lost this quality “artistic experience in life!

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November Newsletter

Out of the Mouths of Babes… …comes some very sage advice. Ryan, a 7 year old, was instructed by his teacher to write a persuasive paper. The topic he chose? Why one should come to Tony’s! His words: Tony’s Stack House “Tony’s has the BEST steak I ever tasted. My hole family love’s it! It also have’s my favrit soda and they give you FREE bread! And they can give you sea food and free salads. You can watch tv too! They can cut the food for you and they have french fries. It have’s my favrite meat’s EVERY ONE

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October Newsletter

Delicious is in Season There is something about the first cool days of fall that makes us want a hearty meal, a great drink and a warm, welcoming place to enjoy both. Look no further than Tony’s, where we have it all. Comfort is so in style at our place. We Make Your Job So Much Easier Private Dining in Cincinnati “I wanted to thank you and your staff for making (our) dinner event memorable for all…everything was absolutely perfect–the attention to the little details, the service, excellent food, intimate room setting and helping (my boss) deliver the special gifts

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September Newsletter

Haters Gonna Hate (Carb) haters gonna hate. Let ’em. Let’s be honest–when talking about comfort food, no one waxes poetic about beet puree or a zucchini foam–it’s carbs that gets everyone happy and nostalgic. Contrary to current belief, carbs have a slew of benefits to our bodies. Consider marathoners, the titans of runners. A high carb diet is advised for days leading up to a marathon for these super athletes because it improves endurance, allows them to train harder and has a host of benefits to the immune system. Think like a marathoner–try one of our pastas. Our pastas–imported from

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