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13 Bars for Food + Drink

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sometimes the goal of an evening at the bar isn’t to partake in a liquid diet — sometimes the drinks are simply a compliment to a fare one particular bar has become known for.  

4 German Bars with Food

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The two things I am most proud of after working in a German bar for a year are being able to carry three liters of beer in each hand and taking a warm sauerkraut juice and Jager shot without letting out a whimper. If you like pickled things, meat and carbs then German cuisine should be a must.  

9 Irish Bars

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Guinness, Shepherd’s Pie and hooligans are all staples of the typical Irish bar. The capacity of the aforementioned staples vary depending on which bar you choose; more upscale places like Nicholson’s and Claddagh’s lean toward the “first date” atmosphere.  

8 Bars for Jazz

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jack Kerouac’s “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose,” instructed one to write “as a jazz musician drawing breath between out-blown phrases.” I like to imagine that jazz notes fit perfectly in-between the spaces of each of our inhales and exhales.  

New Barons of Brewing

Amid a storied brewing history, four locals are restoring the craft beer culture of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Nestled among the houses, busy streets and skyscrapers of Cincinnati lay the ruins of what was once the lifeblood of the city. Above and below ground sit empty breweries, some left abandoned since Prohibition.   

9 LGBT-Friendly Spots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
LGBT communities are a second star to the right for many, a place where one can feel safe, supported and free to enjoy whatever types of cocktails they please. This collection of LGBT-friendly bars is just a slice of such drinkeries the Queen City offers.   

9 Bars for Live Music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These bars offer everything for the area music connoisseur from smooth Jazz to bust your eardrums Rock. Find local favorites or broaden your horizons as you discover a new international sensation.  

14 Neighborhood Bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
These area pubs are exactly as described — comfortable and cozy gathering places to have a drink and shoot the breeze with the regulars and neighbors you may have never met. Don’t feel obligated to dress over-the-top or spend half of your weekly — or bi-weekly for many of us — paycheck on an outrageous four-course meal.  

2 Bars with Dueling Pianos

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dueling piano bars add a different dimension compared with most local watering holes. This makes such fine establishments a welcome change for both entertainment thrill-seekers and weekend warriors. There is still booze, food and music, but piano bars take the experience to a new level.  

12 Sports Bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
As long as you’re not rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers any one of these places could be your new favorite place to catch the Bengals, Reds, UC or Xavier. Get off the couch and park in front of the nearest flat screen or projection TV and throw a few back.  

11 Places for Wine

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Restaurants and wineries alike offer a great selection of some fine fermented grapes. Whether you have a more refined taste and enjoy the dryness of a Cabernet or still have a sweet tooth, surely you can find a bottle or two to stock the wine rack.  

Fun and Fitness

New athletic endeavors can offer long-term health benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
With January officially underway, many might be determined to make this the year to look fabulous by getting fit and losing weight. But instead of doing the same old thing, signing up for another gym membership or trying the latest fad diet, why not try a new strategy?  

Eating With Purpose

Simple, long-term tips for a healthier diet

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I get almost as many spam emails about weight loss as I do about erectile dysfunction. Since I don’t have a penis, the Viagra ones get an automatic delete. But I do have a bit of a tummy. Should I read about how to melt belly fat in just 15 days?   

Awake at the Wheel

Conscious Living Center teaches self-awareness, personal growth

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Back in 1999 Deborah Ooten found herself filling her gas tank at the Shell station in Clifton Heights when something spoke to her: The universe told her that she was going to start the Conscious Living Center.    

Organized Living

Tips to start the new year in order

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Little girls can frequently be found playing with Barbie dolls (if you were like me, you’d frequently be found giving them Crayola marker makeovers and cutting their hair off), but Jennifer Young of Chaos Contained, a Cincinnati-based organizing and design service, didn’t play with her Barbies — she organized them.