Cincinnati's leading evening jazz venue is turning up the heat in the kitchen. Founded as a jazz club in 1973 by Paul and Marjean Wisby, Blue Wisp has hosted a continuous stream of national and local jazz talent for nearly 40 years. Originating in O'Bryonville then moving Downtown, the current location at 7th and Race Streets in the heart of the Central Business District has visitors hungry for good food and good music.

Its prime location near many of the Downtown Fortune 500 companies make it a convenient stop for lunch. Combining quick service with hearty homecooking, Blue Wisp is the perfect spot for those looking for an affordable meal that's more than just a grab-n-go sandwich.

Open for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 11:00-2:00, Blue Wisp serves up ten meals for $10 or less. Some favorites include:

  • Battered Tilapia Sandwich served on a bakery hoagie roll with Cajun remoulade and shredded lettuce
  • Crab Cake Sandwich served on sourdough bread with lettuce and tomato
  • Chef's Cuban Sandwich with smoked pork belly, ham, Swiss cheese with mustard, mayo, and pickles served on pressed sourdough bread
  • Veggie Tacos on soft flour tortillas filled with roasted vegetables and black beans, topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and avocado salsa
  • Blue Wisp Chicken and Waffles lightly breaded chicken served with bacon cheddar waffles
  • Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders topped with coleslaw
  • Hummus Trio Roasted Red Pepper, Black Bean, and Original hummus served with pita chips
  • Build-Your-Own Burger with a choice of 14 gourmet toppings for only $7.00