Looking for a casual, clean and comfy place to cheer the Reds on during the playoffs or to gather with your Fantasy Football friends during a weekend nail-biter? With so many sports bars in the Greater Cincinnati area, it can be tough to find one that combines both the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and a great selection of game-time food.
New flavors are popping up everywhere in Cincinnati, and Poco a Poco is a recent example. This Latin American eatery in the space formerly occupied by Red seemed like the perfect spot for a summer night. So after strolling the streets of Hyde Park Square, we decided to unplug and give this new spot a whirl.
The popularity of cupcake bakeries has swept the nation, and Cincinnati is no exception. Nathan and Andrea Thompson, owners of local cupcakery Abby Girl Sweets, both admit that when you make "every batch from scratch," you never know what might come out of the oven, which, in their case, has resulted in some curious and creative flavors.
When the thermometer hovers in the mid-'90s for nearly a week straight, you might expect to find the CEO of one of Cincinnati's oldest brewing names escaping the heat by cooling off with a frosty beer at the oldest continually operated bar in the city. You might not expect Christian Moerlein CEO Greg Hardman to be engaged in a Bobby Flay-esque meatball throw-down with the owner, however.
Paul Sturkey's Mesh was one of the best restaurants in Greater Cincinnati, and its replacement certainly has some big shoes to fill. While Stone Creek Dining Company retains Mesh's good looks and fine dining prices, we wanted to see if the cuisine stood up to its predecessor's great reputation.
Celebrating 90 years of extraordinary performances, Cincinnati Opera is poised for an incredible anniversary year. While there will be no shortage of opportunities to be a part of the magic, carving out time to chat with acclaimed bassbaritone Thomas Hammons is a rare occurrence.
My husband and I recently enjoyed a lunch date while sampling what many have hailed as some of the "Best Oven-Fired Pizza" in Greater Cincinnati at The Works Brick Oven Restaurant near the bike trail in downtown Loveland. Within the walls of the city's landmark water filling station for steam trains, owners Scott and Jamie Gordon serve up homemade soup, fresh salad and unique sandwich offerings in addition to their signature brick oven pies.
Keeping it local is important to Bryan Madison, whether it's offering Madison's Ridgeview Farm's locally-grown, farm-fresh produce at Madison's Markets (at Findlay Market) or dining with family at a Cincinnati institution.
I set out to find treasure in Mount Lookout Square, and I found a real gem. Annabel's is a cozy little jewel — a great neighborhood eatery with a fresh, creative menu that's full of surprises. The first thing I noticed is how abso-freaking-lutely cute the place is. Surrounded by attractive and stylish diners, I was thankful I'd spruced myself up for my treasure hunt.
In desperate need of a sit-down meal at your Southern Grandma's house? Comfort food to soothe your soul? A pit stop at Woe Is Me/Three Boys & Stella Barbeque might be just what the doctor ordered. Armed with a smoker and her 97-year-old grandmother's recipes, Rhonda Royster and her family have a simple mission: Bring Carolina-style barbeque to Greater Cincinnati. The results? In a word: righteous!