Calle Cantina (Review)

Local eateries Sprout and Mazunte partner to open Mexico City-inspired Calle Cantina

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Unless you’ve traveled to Mexico, especially Mexico City, you probably don’t know what true antojitos (street food) tastes like, because a lot of so-called authentic Mexican dishes north of the border have been Americanized.  

Dirt: A Modern Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Farmers markets are always the best place to shop for the freshest local produce, meats, dairy, flowers and goods in general, and Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market — Ohio’s oldest surviving municipal market house — is certainly one of the finest.  

What’s the Hops?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Things move fast in the Queen City, and summertime means a raft of new beers flooding the market, both locally and regionally. As they say, when it rains it pours … beer.

Growing — and Learning — Green

OTR’s Rothenberg Preparatory Academy’s Rooftop Garden School Program teaches students about responsibility and sustainability

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you drive north on East Liberty in Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.

Summer Cocktails in the City

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Summertime and the drinkin’ is easy. All around town, bars and restaurants have lightened up their cocktail offerings to fit the season. 

Fika Hus (Review)

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 

Elevating Cold Coffee

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Remember last summer when everybody was drinking cold-brew coffee (including us)? Well, cold brew is now considered somewhat passé.   

Bottomless Brunch (Feature)

Where to get your unlimited boozy brunch fix

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Liquid brunches aren’t anything new, but lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing throughout the city.

Picnic and Pantry (Feature)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout items. 

16-Bit (Feature)

16-Bit revolutionizes the arcade — with booze

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Clocking in at more than 4,000 square-feet, the OTR location is the biggest 16-Bit yet, with a sprawling layout featuring a centralized U-shaped bar and games. Because it’s basically a bar with video games, you must be 21 to enter, and if you drink, you play for free. 

Gadabout Doughnuts (Feature)

New Gadabout Doughnuts pop-up shop delivers artisan donuts to city events

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Cincinnati is filled with artisan bakers, so what’s one more? At Oakley Fancy Flea Market (O.F.F. Market) on May 30, Karina Rice debuted her handcrafted donuts under the moniker Gadabout Doughnuts, a term meaning “a person who flits about in social activity.”  

Cooking with Cauliflower

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
While talking to my mother this past week, she informed me that all of the cauliflower in her garden was coming in at the same time and she was scrambling to find ways to quickly cook and preserve it.   

15 North (Review)

15 North in Fort Thomas fires up pies worth the drive

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Fort Thomas is not exactly known as a pizza destination, but with the advent of 15 North, which opened last month, that’s changing. Owners Lori and Ed Gossman left their Italian restaurant in Washington D.C., Roscoe’s Pizzeria, in exchange for a quieter life in Northern Kentucky, opening their new restaurant at 15 N. Fort Thomas Ave. (hence the name) in a former Mio’s.  

Pearl’s Brings History and Cocktails to the East End

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
If success is defined by passion and mindfulness, the owners and operators of Pearl’s, Columbia Tusculum’s newest bar, are already set with a home run on their hands.  

Mad House Vinegar (Feature)

Justin Dean and Carriage House Farm collaborate on an eco-friendly line of handcrafted vinegars

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 9, 2015
What if you could take unusable beer wort and transform it into something that’s not only edible, but will also help save the environment?