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Frida 602 (Review)

New MainStrasse taqueria serves superior mezcal and tequila with quality antojitos

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
In August, mezcal bar and taqueria Frida 602 opened in Covington’s MainStrasse neighborhood. Owners Paul Weckman and his wife Emily Wolff, who also run Otto’s down the street, wanted Frida to be a hub for the growing village. So far they’ve succeeded — the locals have been coming out in droves.
  

New Fall Brews

Local breweries embrace autumn with pumpkin ales and hard ciders

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
It’s officially fall, so prepare for ciders, more pumpkin beers and hopefully some seasonals that have nothing to do with autumn from your favorite local breweries. (Thankfully, no Christmas beers yet.) And despite the weather shifting, beer festivals keep chugging away.  

The Uber Kawaii Cat Museum

The Maneki Neko Museum in Walnut Hills displays hundreds of unique Japanese cat figurines

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
There are some people who love cats, and then there are those who really love cats, to the point of opening a niche museum full of them. Micha Robertson opened the Maneki Neko Museum inside Walnut Hills’ Essex Studios three years ago, but she started collecting the Japanese “beckoning” or “lucky” cats a decade ago.
  

A Fryed Idea

Local entrepreneur preps her french fry-only walk-up window

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Over-the-Rhine currently houses a late-night walk-up taco window in the form of Gomez Salsa (now open daily for lunch and Sunday brunch) and a couple spots for late-night pizza, but what if it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving a different type of food from a window? Soon, OTR — and Cincinnati — will get its first walk-up french fry window, Fryed, from entrepreneur Lindsey Metz.
  

Oktoberfest Already?

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Pumpkin beers from MadTree (The Great PumpCan) and Oktoberfest beers from Tap & Screw (Schraube) and Rhinegeist (Franz) have already made their way to the market, unseasonably early. Just around the corner are several Oktoberfests, though, and late-summer outdoor beer fests to look forward to.
  

Theater of Follies

A new project in the Mohawk District aims to resurrect the Imperial Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
On a sweltering July morning, a cabal of volunteers ransack the interior of the Imperial Theatre Mohawk, a 102-year-old theater that’s been empty for decades, with the exception of an occasional church service and its stint as a store selling mattresses and furniture.   

Calle Cantina (Review)

Local eateries Sprout and Mazunte partner to open Mexico City-inspired Calle Cantina

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Unless you’ve traveled to Mexico, especially Mexico City, you probably don’t know what true antojitos (street food) tastes like, because a lot of so-called authentic Mexican dishes north of the border have been Americanized.  

What’s the Hops?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Things move fast in the Queen City, and summertime means a raft of new beers flooding the market, both locally and regionally. As they say, when it rains it pours … beer.
  

Fika Hus (Review)

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 
  

Elevating Cold Coffee

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Remember last summer when everybody was drinking cold-brew coffee (including us)? Well, cold brew is now considered somewhat passé.