Once a year Cincinnati likes to let the
freaks out — but we’re not talking about Halloween. After a 16-month
absence, HorrorHound Weekend descends onto Sharonville promising
vis-à-vis celebrity encounters, film screenings, burlesque performances
and horror author signings.
Food trucks arrived in Cincinnati only
three years ago, but already a few are expanding into brick-and-mortar
locations. While some of these changes are in hopes of transitioning
into a fecund restaurant business, others are just trying to survive in a
competitive market in a city with limited spots to park and do
Cincinnati, until recently, lacked an
authentic Persian restaurant. Finally, in November, the Iranian Mostofi family
opened Persian Nights in West Chester, making it the only restaurant of
its kind from here to Columbus.
A group of Covington denizens
known as The Awesome Collective of Covington preceded the "Kentucky Kicks Ass" slogan
campaign when they came up with their own strategy to let people know
how remarkable their peculiar town of 40,000 people truly is.
In 2012, food trends like “weird Chinese”
and “Asian hipster cuisine” hit a fever pitch in New York City. With the
advent of Quan Hapa and neighboring Japanese izakaya hot spot Kaze, the
trend’s finally supplanted itself in Over-the-Rhine, albeit, with less
It’s unusual to find a restaurant in the
Cincinnati area that’s a permutation of both Italian and Argentine
cuisine, but Alfio’s Buon Cibo (Italian for “Good Food”) aims to the wed
the two regions together.
I once lived in the Ukrainian Village
neighborhood of Chicago where delis selling pierogies and Russian
delicacies were on every street corner. With the exception of a couple
of places, Cincinnati’s been devoid of good Eastern European food, until
If Jungle Jim’s huge International Market
in Fairfield wasn’t big enough for you, a second location in Eastgate
boasts an even larger space at 215,000 square feet. This is the place to
get everything from kangaroo meat to hookahs. And if you can’t find,
say, the gluten-free eggrolls, either store’s employees will track them
down for you.