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The Mayhem Mansion (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
This alleged murder house is said to have been haunted since the Roaring '20s and provides plenty of opportunities for visitors to roar today. The off-kilter, boarded-up farmhouse vibe is brought to   

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
The Mount Healthy Haunted Hall is a super cool, old-school haunt that can take more than 40 minutes to explore. Handmade props and scenery and an enthusiastic cast make this a blast to the 1970s-past   

St. Rita School for the Deaf Haunted House (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Cincinnati's oldest haunt still shines, darkly, with kid-friendly spookiness that includes creative, handmade props, Dracula, the Wolfman and a zombie horde. This is an all-volunteer acting team prov  

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
It's one hell of a frightful ride beneath the clear, dark sky and bright stars at this haunted farm. Fan favs such as the Headless Horseman and the hillbilly's revenge are among the crazy scene  

Scaredown (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Expect a mix of Hollywood and down-home frights at this (allegedly) haunted rural farmhouse orchestrated by local horror filmmaker Josh Hasty. There's the historic haunted house — aka Devil Ho  

Springboro Haunted Hayride (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
Arguably one of the Cincinnati area's most intense haunts, this dark ride drips with down-home, righteous, back-woods evil. Expect a creaking, bumpy hayride through one fantastically haunted nightmar  

The U.S.S. Nightmare (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
The Death Dredge remains one of Cincinnati's most terrifying haunts. A top-notch crew of actors and movie-quality effects deliver nearly half-an-hour of thrills to intrepid explorers of this aut  

Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride (Preview)

0 Comments · Monday, October 14, 2013
This haunted hayride offers new scares for 2013. Take a tour of the Slaughter Hotel, a strange underground hotel with a rumored secret floor and electrical laboratory, or the Nightmare Penitenteiary,   

The Food + Drink Issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 Welcome to CityBeat’s annual Food & Drink Issue. Throughout history, food and beverages have always gone together because if you don’t eat or drink for a couple of days, you die.    

Old World Craftsmanship in a New Location

Woodstone Creek Distillery relocates from the Listermann Brewing Company building to its own space in St. Bernard

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 According to Ohio law, to be considered a “microdistillery” a business must produce less than 500 barrels of spirit a year. Woodstone Creek, a winery, meadery and the first licensed microdistillery in the state, only produces about 1/100th of that.   

A Culinary Balancing Act

Experts say the best food and drink pairings blend personal taste with science

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Pairing food with any beverage is both a balancing act and a chemistry experiment; it is equal parts personal and scientific. Whether the beverage in question is a cocktail, beer, wine or someth  

Grab a Fork and Raise a Glass

Local breweries and eateries serve up trendy takes on pairing

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Queen City beer lovers, raise a glass. Local restaurants and breweries are teaming up to dish out new ways to enjoy a cold one with food that complements your beverage of choice.  

A Smattering of Restaurants with a Focus on Food and Drink

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A list of restaurants that focus on alcohol, whether that be through craft cocktails, fancy margaritas, extensive wine lists or locals-only beer taps, in case you want to get straight to the point and grab a brew and a bite. Because what’s the point of eating if you aren’t drinking, too?  

Have Your Alcohol and Eat It, Too

Local restaurants and bakeries blend the world's two best ingredients — sugar and booze — into delectable desserts

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
According to these featured chefs, there are several reasons to add alcohol to desserts, including everything from cutting the richness and cleansing the palate to lighting it on fire for show.   

The Art of Being a Cool Librarian

Music Librarian Steven Kemple strives to keep the library relevant through experimental programming

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 There’s a serious reason behind everything Kemple is doing with music programming at the Main Library, even if it sometimes means wearing the gorilla suit he got as a wedding present three years ago. He’s championing libraries as a source for experimentalism — a place to “blow minds,” in his words — and is part of a national movement to do sO.