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Hops for Hippos

Cincinnati Zoo needs hippos; you need beer

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Cincinnati Zoo wanted a hippopotamus for Christmas, and while they didn't quite raise enough money yet, they're hoping to secure the total $7 million that it will take to finish their hippo pool through fundraising and donation efforts.
The hippo pool will be situated in the zoo's grassy-plained Africa exhibit, the most ambitious wildlife exhibit in zoo history. Currently home to...  
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The Bourbon Classic Returns to Louisville

A weekend of bourbon-related food, drinks and education

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, January 23, 2014
One of the nation's premier bourbon events is returning within driving distance of Cincinnati (... not that anyone should necessarily be driving after partaking in a bourbon event). The second annual Bourbon Classic comes to Louisville next weekend — Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — offering world-class culinary and bartending talent.The event is open to bourbon enthusiasts from across the country and will fe...  
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Park + Vine Hosts Fourth Vegan Chili Cook-Off

Open to anyone for competing or tasting

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Super Bowl is just around the corner (I think), which means it's time to brush up on your snack (and snacking) skills. Get inspired, sample some chili or show off your cooking skills at Park + Vine’s fourth annual Vegan Chili Cook-off! 
Awards will be given for best one-gallon/four quarts of chili in first, second and third place. The all-star judging lineup will include Co...  
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Findlay Market is Having a Chili Cook-Off, Too

What is it? Winter?

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Findlay Market is celebrating its 10th annual chili cook-off Sunday; that's a full decade of meat and beans. Labeled as the hottest chili cook-off in town, up to 30 chili enthusiasts are invited to compete for the coveted title of Chili Meister (that's German for master...FYI). The comp will take place in heated tents on Elder Street on the north side of the Market House and be judged by fire...  
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Cooking with Beer! at the Betts House

Plus upcoming brewery tours to benefit the house

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Betts House, located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District in the West End, is the oldest surviving brick building in Cincinnati. Built in 1804, it opened to the public as a museum in 1996. And their current exhibit, Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries, examines the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati one of the...  

Onstage: 50 Shades! The Musical

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Everyone’s favorite bondage book hits the stage singing, dancing and joking in this musical parody interpretation of BDSM trilogy 50 Shades of Grey. With 11 original songs, dance numbers and a live   

Event: Robert Burns Dinner

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Caledonian Society of Cincinnati presents its annual Robert Burns Dinner, celebrating Scottish poet Robert Burns, author of “Auld Lang Syne.” He’s considered the national poet of Scotland an  

Event: Local Local Local 5

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Arnold’s Bar & Grill celebrates all things local with Local Local Local 5, their fifth annual installment of an evening of local music, local beer, local art and more. The evening will feat  

Event: CityBeat's Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, an annual awards show honoring the best of the Greater Cincinnati music scene, celebrates 17 years Sunday. The show will feature numerous live performances fr  
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Packhouse to Open in Newport

Meatballs and more coming to Northern Kentucky

{CommentsCant} · Monday, January 20, 2014
As the meatball food craze continues, another local restaurant is opening and offering a version of the hand-packed snack. 
Packhouse in Newport, Ky. will be a laid-back place to get a variety of meatballs, according to general manager Kurt Stephens. "We will be offering four staple packs (beef, chicken, pork and vegetarian), along with four to five sauces that compliment our packs," Steph...