OMEGA MVP Captures Quality of Food Drinks and Music
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A new player burst onto the Northern Kentucky nightlife scene in December. Forum, a restaurant/ nightclub located at 322 Greenup Street in Covington offers high-quality food, cocktails and music in a hip, urban atmosphere.
Like its ancient Roman namesake, Forum is an assembly place for all types of events, from lunches to happy hours to private parties. The downstairs features a large bar, main music stage and several high top and private seating areas. Upstairs patrons enjoy City Square views, a fireplace, televisions, comfortable seating and a balcony overlooking the music stage. The historic building has been newly remodeled with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, and enhanced lighting.
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Forum is owned and operated by Anthony Ditomaso and minority owners Jesse Dalton, Titus Matthews, Brian Richmond, Tim Scanlon and Aaron Tucker. With friendships among the group spanning over 20 years, Ditomaso and his team are looking forward entertaining guests through their love of good music, cocktails and food.
“We work well together and get to spend our personal time with family and friends while entertaining our guests through our vision,” says Titus Matthews, who also serves as Forum’s Special Events Director. “We believe Forum’s atmosphere and live music line-up set us apart.
“Forum’s stage is a unique place to play,” Matthews continues. “We go beyond the local band scene. A number of our artists have national recording contracts and have made both tour and television appearances.”
While the drink menu features craft beers, eclectic cocktails and interesting wines, the food menu has more of an Italian/American influence. Ditomaso and Chef Steve Proctor have developed a variety of selections sure to please the lunch, dinner and late-night crowds.
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Build-your-own pastas, pizzas and sandwiches appear on the menu, in addition to bar-food favorites such as chicken wings, fried ravioli and Italian potato skins. The Italian-inspired entrees include long-held family recipes as well as more nouveau selections. Glo’s sauce, a marinara sauce recipe passed down for three generations in the Ditomaso family, is featured prominently throughout the menu.
“Our keys to success are to establish a high-quality experience when you walk in the door. Outstanding food, timely service, interesting cocktails and our excellent atmosphere will ensure customers to return,” says Matthews.
Make Forum your next gathering place, whether it be for a quick meal, happy hour or night on the town. They are open daily from lunch until 2:30 a.m. Visit their website at forumcovington.com or their Facebook page for more details and upcoming events.
The OMEGA MVP program was organized to help recognize, celebrate and promote the Merchants, Vendors and Partners of OMEGA Processing Solutions. Forum has been an OMEGA merchant since their opening in 2013.