A surprising thing happens when you carve out
some time in your schedule to travel by bike, even if you’re not an
expert — it’s a lot less complicated than it seems, and it’s likely to
be a lot more fun than you expect.
With a collective interest in
making people travel faster and farther with less effort, the public
praised, poked and prodded the two-wheeled (sometimes three- and
four-wheeled) machine at each level of its improvement.
Recreational bicycling groups are popping up around the city. And if
you’re apprehensive about bike riding again as an adult — either for
safety reasons, lack of city riding experience, fear of cars or you just
don’t know where to go — roll up to an organized ride.
Progressives often argue that society has made great strides, but looking at the budget proposal passed by the
Republican-controlled Ohio House, there
seems to be a strong reluctance by conservatives in power to accept the
scientific and social progress made in the past few decades.
We decided to look into Ohio and Northern Kentucky laws to see if there
was anything else totally absurd (possibly sexist) left in writing in
the Ohio Revised Code/Cincinnati Municipal Code/other codes. And there was nothing too bizarre, but
some of the laws’ requirements and wording are hilarious, incredibly
obvious and/or idiotic.
Last season, the Reds finished with
baseball’s second-best record and won the Central Division for the
second time in three years. It was a pretty fun year for Reds fans, who
saw the team win 97 games — the most since the 1976 Big Red Machine.
Before we set our sights on the
future of the program — one that looks bright despite the uncertainty
surrounded the university’s conference affiliation — we’ll look back at
the top 10 moments of the ’Cats’ 2012-13 season. Despite the frustrating
second half, there were many awesome dunks and cool things that
We’ve already covered the social, political and economic angles of the development of the Horseshoe in previous CityBeat
issues, but for this issue, with no real agenda, we
decided to just wander a few blocks over to the Horseshoe after work to check out the behemoth and see what all
the fuss was about.
I didn’t mean to start the night off in
such an anti-social fashion, but the poker room manager surprisingly had
a seat open at a no-limit table when I walked up and, as is often the
case in public poker settings, the competition looked pretty weak.
Glamble (glam-bl) v. –
the act of dressing in formal, eye-catching attire at a casino, with
the intent to meet interesting people and obtain excellent service
without spending a lot of money; a combination of the words “glamour”
Needless to say, we at CityBeat
have had a jocular, contentious relationship with Buffett — the man, the
myth and the entire unwindulaxing Margaritaville™ industry (but not
tequila) — ever since, so the opportunity to check out his restaurant at
the Horseshoe Casino was too salacious to pass up.
Outside the balmy perimeter of
Margaritaville, conveniently nestled within the confines of the
Horseshoe Casino’s walls, sits steakhouse Jack Binion’s, Café Italia and
all-you-can-eat Spread Buffet. And each of these kitchens (plus the
banquet and event center catering) are overseen by Horseshoe Casino
Executive Chef Pete Ghione.