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.
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.
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.
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.
Liquid brunches aren’t anything new, but
lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite
amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing
throughout the city.
Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues
to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and
tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and
Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout
Clocking in at more than 4,000
square-feet, the OTR location is the biggest 16-Bit yet, with a
sprawling layout featuring a centralized U-shaped bar and games. Because
it’s basically a bar with video games, you must be 21 to enter, and if
you drink, you play for free.