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The Gift Guide 2015: Presents for Hosts

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Discover wall hangings, Ohio-shaped cutting boards, ornaments, wine and more to bring along to a party.
  

The Gift Guide 2015: Cozy Presents

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Keep things cozy this season with blankets, sweaters, hats, slippers and more.
  

CITYBEAT: Yes on Issue 1

Changes to redistricting for state representatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Have you ever wondered why Ohio, held up as the quintessential swing state, has a General Assembly that is dominated by one party? The answer, at least in part, has to do with the state’s method for drawing its state house districts.  

CITYBEAT: No on Issue 3

Marijuana legalization

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Let’s put this on the table first: CityBeat supports the legalization of marijuana. But there are better ways to do so, and we believe the price ResponsibleOhio asks is too steep: legalization at the cost of creating a small, powerful group with exclusive rights to grow marijuana commercially.
  

CITYBEAT: No on Issue 22

Parks tax charter amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Like Issue 3’s effort to legalize marijuana, Mayor John Cranley’s proposal to amend the city’s charter in order to fund improvements to the city’s parks presents an ostensibly attractive goal wrapped in an untenable package.
  

CITYBEAT: Yes on Issues 23 and 24

Mayoral primary and ballot cleanup

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
These minor amendments to the city’s charter are relatively non-controversial.   

CITYBEAT: Vote for Jack Conway

Kentucky governor

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Ohio and Cincinnati face some tough calls in their elections, but Kentuckians have at least one easy choice on their ballot.   

The Election Issue 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
On the surface, 2015 seems like a sleepy year at the ballot box, but the ballot you’ll see before you Nov. 3 does have some vexing and important decisions for voters that could radically change the future of Cincinnati and both Ohio and Kentucky.   

Edible Expansions

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
It may seem like the Cincinnati dining scene is exploding — a never-ending expansion of excellent eats — originating with a glut of gourmet in Over-the-Rhine and downtown and bursting into the far-flung suburbs. And that’s because it is.  

Terrific Tastings

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Having a choice is good, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to put yourself in the hands of a professional and let him or her do their job.  

Toast of the Town

Blue Oven Bakery adopts the nation’s latest food trend: artisanal toast

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The most versatile, and arguably most popular, of new food trends is something that has been gracing American plates for decades, even centuries: humble toast. Gluten is now the new gluten-free.  

Can’t Stop Macaron Bar

Parisian-inspired OTR bakery expands to five locations

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Macaron Bar at 1206 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine has been open for 10 months and is already expanding into its fifth location. Since December 2014, the bakery has staked its claim in the burgeoning cultural and foodie neighborhood.   

Foodie Flicks

From the owners of the Esquire, Mariemont and Kenwood theaters comes the city’s first gastropub cinema

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Theatre Management Corp., the people behind the Esquire, Kenwood and Mariemont movie theaters, plans to give new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a movie.”   

Bees in the 'Burbs

Sleepy Bee Café expands its message of sustainability with a second location in Blue Ash

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
When Oakley breakfast spot Sleepy Bee Café opened at the end of 2013, it proved to be so buzzed about that husband-and-wife owners Dr. John Hutton and Sandra Gross decided to open a second location in Blue Ash this year.   

Where to Eat Now

Dining options for every type of craving

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Delicious details on more than 300 local eateries, from bars and grills and ethnic eats to pizza places and fine dining destinations — something for every craving.