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Event: Cincy ComiCon

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Comic book conventions have exploded in recent years (e.g., the monolithic San Diego Comic-Con) but they’ve also lost touch with what a comic convention should be, forfeiting the artistry of graphic  

U Square (Profile)

U Square in Clifton offers new food and beverage concepts for everyone

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
U Square at the Loop — the $80 million, 80,000-square-foot entertainment and apartment complex adjacent to University of Cincinnati— has been slowly rolling out retail stores and restaurants since the spring.
  

Red Roost Tavern at the Hyatt Regency (Review)

Downtown's farm-to-table restaurant Red Roost Tavern serves delightful locavore dishes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
After a $23 million hotel-wide renovation, the Hyatt Regency introduces their new restaurant, the farm-to-table Red Roost Tavern, which joins top-notch hotel eateries like The Palace, Orchids and Metropole in downtown fine dining. Red Roost’s philosophy is: “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”  

Toy Story

Local entrepreneurs create a website for the wistful toy collector

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Growing up, who didn’t own Barbies, G.I. Joes and Star Wars action figures? Now those toys are a hot commodity, especially for collectors like Gary Darna, who’s built an entire social networking-like site called CompleteSet around the idea of “He who dies with the most toys wins.”  

Base Camp Café (Profile)

Base Camp Café at the Cincinnati Zoo educates the masses on its award-winning green initiatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Millions of people visit the Cincinnati Zoo every year to see lions, tigers and bears, but now they can further their environmental education through Base Camp Café, which recently was anointed the title of greenest restaurant in the entire U.S.  

Long Live the Kings of Indie Cinema

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This summer, moviegoers have been amenable to mainstream comedies and superhero flicks, but sometimes it’s the smaller films that deserve our attention.
  

Holtman's Donuts (Profile)

New OTR donut shop to offer classic pastries early and late-night

1 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Certain pastries may come and go in popularity (we’re looking at you, cupcake), but the donut will outlast every food trend in the history of the world. No one understands this more than the Loveland, Ohio-based Holtman’s Donuts.  

On The Road

Over-the-Rhine-based Roadtrippers.com wants to be your go-to travel destination

1 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This weekend kicks off the official summer travel season, which means May to September is ripe for taking road trips. Instead of stopping at prosaic chain restaurants advertised along the interstate, let the Cincinnati-based startup Roadtrippers.com plan your ultimate expedition.  

Walt's Hitching Post (Profile)

Beloved Northern Kentucky restaurant reopens with new owners

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bill Melton loved horses. He loved horses so much that he enshrined his restaurant, Walt’s Hitching Post, with his passion.
  

Capturing Queen City

Local photography site Capture Cincinnati focuses on Cincinnati's best features

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This winter I upgraded my point-and-shoot camera to a mirrorless Sony NEX. Finally having a nice camera to use, I googled “photography contest” and came across a curiously titled site called Capture Cincinnati.