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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.    

Cool Issue 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 Ok. So, obviously using the word “cool” to describe something is, in fact, decidedly “uncool,” but that’s not going to stop us from labeling the following people, places and things as cool Cincinnati shit of which you should definitely take note.   

Vaunted Visage

Garey Faulkner parlays a one-time bet into success as a beard model

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Amelia native and onetime pro BMX biker has parlayed his massive (and still growing) beard into something he never thought possible: a living.  
  

Livin’ on the Air in Cincinnati

On its 35th anniversary, WKRP in Cincinnati’s fictional program director and real-life local radio counterpart discuss the legendary sitcom

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thirty-five years ago, writer/producer Hugh Wilson transformed his chance bar meeting with an Atlanta radio station’s ad rep into one of television’s quirkiest and most cultishly beloved situational comedies.    

Cool Stuff Happening This Fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Events, art and music to jam-pack your fall with coolness.
  

WKRP's Musical Legacy

6 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 WKRP in Cincinnati debuted 35 years ago when I was a child just developing what turned out to be a lifetime obsession with music.  

The Arts Are Alive!

Dare to experience a bounty of art offerings in Cincinnati — and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This fall features countless exciting opportunities to support the arts around the city (and beyond) in the fields of visual arts, dance, vocal arts and classical music, theater and film. We encourage you to break out of your typical routine this season, and this Fall Arts Preview is stocked with plenty of ideas for your calendar.  

Day Trippin' in the Midwest Art Museum Circuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
One of the best things about being an art lover in Cincinnati is that you have good museums, with frequently changing special exhibitions, close enough for a day trip. 
  

Cincinnati Ballet Rings in 50

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
During the past 15 years, from its home base at the Cincinnati Ballet Center in Over-the-Rhine, the company has achieved its own cultural and economic revival, mirroring downtown’s — and especially OTR’s — renaissance, with tremendous growth and critical success under the guidance of Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan.