Friday, May 27, 2016
Burgers on a BUNBURY: Midway Cafe Serves up Music Festival
The Bunbury Music Festival (June 3-5 at Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove) features some of the best… restaurants in the City! Sure, the musical lineup is pretty great too featuring such greats as Florence + The Machine, The Killers, deadmau5, Of Monsters and Men, and G. Love and Special Sauce. But some of the best action will be at the food tents where Fort Thomas’ very own Midway Café will be one of the flavorful features!
Matt Albers, co-owner of the one-year new Midway Café (along with wife Erika Kraus Albers and partners Dave and Staci Edmonds), is proud to be one of the twenty-one food vendors selected for the three-day music fest. Originally, more than 200 local restaurants, food trucks, and other culinary creators applied for consideration but ultimately, Midway and twenty others were selected. Erika Albers said the following of Fort Thomas and the festival selection, “We truly believe it’s because of the support of Fort Thomas that we were chosen to do Bunbury Music Fest.”
Albers also credits Fort Thomas residents for promoting the restaurant, which she said was intended to become like the “CHEERS bar,” leading it to be named to several City Beat “Best” Lists.
“The people of Fort Thomas are the ones that got us the nomination in City Beat after being open a short six months for best wings, best new bar, best burgers in NKY, and most under the radar new location,” says Albers.
However, prime position at Bunbury serving their burgers (from Ebert’s Meats), grilled chicken sandwiches, slow smoked chicken wings, and freshly made Saratoga chips will open taste buds around Greater Cincinnati to what Fort Thomas residents have long known.
Bunbury, which is now in its fifth year, will feature 47 bands on four stages over the three-day festival.
For the first time this year, they will be moving to a cashless system to make purchasing food and beverage easier for concert-goers (you’ll load money to a wristband-based account). Single day tickets are still available for purchase at www.bunburyfestival.com. The festival has widely grown in acclaim and appeal, drawing many great and many up-and-coming bands.
Not a music fan but you love good food and shopping local?
Be sure to check out Midway Café and their 14 rotating beer taps and huge bourbon selection any day of the week, but especially on Sunday!
Coming up, Midway will be teaming with other Fort Thomas businesses for “Sunday Funday." Midway has partnered with local fitness experts to bring fitness classes to the restaurant from 10-11 followed by a new brunch menu at Midway. Other specials throughout the week include Monday-Wing specials, Tito's Tuesday ($3 Tito's drinks all night long), and Wine Wednesday ($5 wines, $1 off all other glasses). Fort Thomas Matters and Braxton Brewery will help sponsor the events.
Also, be on the lookout for a historic district pub crawl coming in August.
If you do check out Bunbury, be sure to find the Midway food vendors and hashtag your experience using #midwaycafeBUNFUN2016. If not, check out Midway Café at 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave. and tell them FTM sent you!