I recently had the fun opportunity to go to a blogger event at Venice on Vine in downtown Cincinnati. It was such a great night out with friends and the food was fantastic. We got a delicious sampling of their restaurant and catering menu. I got even more than I bargained for when I learned more about the heart behind Venice on Vine.
I had no idea that Venice on Vine was anything other than a cool pizza place downtown with delicious food. I was so surprised to learn that they are owned by Power for Progress, which is a non-profit with an awesome city-changing mission. They provide job skills and on the job training to people in need. They are investing in people and investing in our city.
Power Inspires Progress
- is paid on-the-job training tailored for inner city residents.
- helps overcome obstacles to pursuing and maintaining stable employment.
- supports employment education with tutoring to meet trainee’s career goals.
- connects employers and work-ready employees.
Power Inspires Progress’ Mission:
“Power Inspires Progress operates small business in the inner city to provide meaningful work opportunities for adults with employment barriers. They teach basic education, life skill, work ethics and personal responsibility. Trainees gain the knowledge and experience to be successful in the workforce. “
And they make ridiculously delicious food!
We got to try an amazing salad with feta, almonds and berries. A delicious African Vegan Stew with so many great veggies. Chicken Marsala. Shrimp Alfredo Pizza (which I didn’t take a picture of because I ate it first!) And fabulous homemade desserts including Sweet Potato Pie, Carrot Cake and Dutch Apple Bundt Cake with Caramel.
Venice on Vine pizza was listed as one of the “Best in the Queen City” by Cincinnati Magazine and one of the top 10 in the Tri-State by Yelp and WCPO TV.
The Pizza Parlor is located at :
1301 Vine Street. At the corner of 13th and Vine in Over-the-Rhine
Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Phone: 513-221-7020
Dine in or carry out