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Diamond in the Gruff

New restaurant/deli/market complements Covington’s culinary and cultural scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cincinnati’s dining scene has garnered quite a bit of national attention in the past couple of years, but when critics discuss our city’s burgeoning gastro-tourism, they tend to exclude nearby Covington.  

Puppet Masters

Local puppeteers continue a centuries-old storytelling tradition

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Puppetry has been part of Cincinnati’s local pop culture dating back to the 1960s, when Larry Smith paved the way with a kids show on WXIX featuring puppets named Hattie the Witch and Snarfie the Dog.   

Lachey's (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
When a celebrity opens a restaurant, customers likely fall into two camps: those who only go there for the celeb brand, or those who actually enjoy the food, drink and ambiance of a place that happens to be helmed by a famous person.  

Queen City’s New Brews

Lesser-known taprooms and nanobreweries are popping up all over the Tristate

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In the fall of 2014, Ohio hit the milestone of having more than 100 active breweries, according to craft beer trade group Brewers Association, with more than 30 currently in the planning stages.  

On the Air

Local comic book writer Chad Lambert channels his love for WKRP in Cincinnati into a new book

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
For those too young to remember, WKRP in Cincinnati was a TV show set in the fictional universe of Cincinnati radio (emphasis on the word fictional), yet it was based on actual radio follies from creator Hugh Wilson’s stint in Atlanta radio.  

Mardi Gras on Madison (Review)

New Orleans to Go food truck opens an authentic Creole café in East Walnut Hills

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In January, Latoya “Toya” Foster of New Orleans to Go food truck fame opened a brick-and-mortar version of her Cajun/Creole vittles called Mardi Gras on Madison in East Walnut Hills.   

Love List: Justin Jeffre

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Justin Jeffre jettisoned his flashy music career to become a local social justice crusader who fights for those whose voices aren’t heard enough.  

Making Waves

Camp Washington’s multipurpose gallery space Wave Pool boosts Cincinnati’s contemporary art community

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
San Francisco used to be a destination for aspiring artists until the high cost of living started driving creatives away. In its wake, suddenly Cincinnati’s affordability and desire for artists have pegged us as a potential new art frontier. 
  
lacheys-bar

Lachey's Bar to Open Jan. 1

We went to the sneak preview — there were fewer shirtless 98 degrees photos than we had hoped

{CommentsCant} · Monday, December 22, 2014
The Lachey brothers are officially in the bar business. Cincinnati natives and boy band superstars Nick and Drew Lachey held a preview night for their bar, Lachey’s Bar, Dec. 19. It opens to the public on Jan. 1. 2015. Mayor John Cranley, 3CDC and 4EG/Lachey’s Bar partner Bob Deck were on hand to help the brothers cut the red ribbon. “We’re literally cutting the red tape,” Drew Lach...  

Urbana Café: Italian Espresso from a Vintage Vespa

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Noguera, who is of Italian descent, now sells espresso from the back of a vintage Vespa utility motorcycle under the moniker Urbana Café.