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Summertime-Favorite Brews

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Memorial Day marks the return of the summer season (it’s when pools open!), and local breweries have re-released some of their summertime favorites.  

Made with Chutzpah

Small-batch bakery Lil’s Bagels brings New York-style bagels to the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Now, people in Covington and Cincinnati can have their big-city weekend bagel fix. Currently, Lil’s sells bagel flavors like everything, onion, salt, chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin, plain and garlic.  

Fried and Gone to Heaven

New French fry concept in Clifton Heights extols fries topped with everything

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Several years ago, I had an idea to open a tater tot eatery and call it Tater Tot Heaven. Well, Scott Nelowet beat me to the punch (sort of) with French Fry Heaven, which originally opened as a fry stand in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2011.    

Beer Fests, New Releases and Little Kings’ Return

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
First off, let’s recap what’s new in brews. Last week, MadTree released their popular and limited Galaxy High imperial IPA. The “dank” flavored beer is made with New Zealand hops, has 120 IBUs and a 10.2 percent ABV. Get it in cans and on draft.  

Spring Has Sprung

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It’s time to start drinking outdoors again! April sees the advent of new beer fests, the release of spring-influenced brews and the return of baseball-themed beers.  

The Italian Way

A Tavola owners expand into Columbia Tusculum with a new by-the-slice pizza shop and delivery concept

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Taglio is meant to be an addendum to A Tavola’s expansive menu, but instead of Neapolitan pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, Taglio focuses on large slices of gas-fired New York-style pizza.  

Is It Bockfest Yet?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The March 4 kickoff includes the annual goat-led keg parade through Over-the-Rhine, culminating in a weekend of festivities celebrating Cincinnati’s German heritage, warm weather and Bock beer.

Holy Spirits

A restored Over-the-Rhine church brings people together with craft cocktails and catered events

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The church had been empty since 1993 until Michael Forgus of Funky’s Catering came along and bought the building from 3CDC in August 2013.

Local Couple Makes Artisan Drinking Shrubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Following in the footsteps of other local brands that ferment food and drink, like Fab Ferments and The Pickled Pig, husband-and-wife team Mercy Mabalot and Arie Vandenberg started Chimera Shrubs in June.

Bigger and Better Breweries, Plus New Beers

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Cincinnati area breweries are poised to make 2016 bigger and better, and the accolades keep coming: BeerAdvocate’s January issue named Taft’s Ale House and Braxton Brewing Company as two of the 33 best new breweries from 2015.