by Jac Kern
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Mag encourages readers to "Check out Cincinnati's New Cool"
It seems every day a new love letter to Cincinnati makes its rounds on the Internet. The latest is from New York Magazine’s Weekend Travel
section, where Alex Schechter touts Cincy as a perfect three-day trip thanks to
the city's breweries, restaurants and neighborhood redevelopment.
to Stay: Downtown’s 21c Museum Hotel
and The Cincinnatian are mentioned for their accommodations, along with a few
area Airbnb picks.
Where to Eat: Metropole, Salazar and Sotto — no surprise to local foodies. There’s
even a cute explanation of goetta (“oatmeal-infused sausage hash”).
What to Do: The article sums up a local urbanite’s ideal Saturday in OTR with
stops at Washington Park, the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Findlay Market
Insider’s Tip: Cincinnati’s beer brewing past and present is certainly a draw for
tourists. Schechter suggests the American Legacy underground tour, where folks can explore beneath the
streets of OTR.
Oddball Day: A hodgepodge of noteworthy Cincinnati destinations: munch at Holtman’s Donuts, Senate
and The Eagle; Shop Jack Wood Gallery, Steam Whistle Letterpress and Article;
peep local art at the latest Red Door Project installation; and check out a
concert at the soon-opening Woodward Theatre.
And it looks like CityBeat
got a quick shout out in the Links section, along with Soapbox Media and 3CDC. Thanks!
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Anti-gentrification organization says OTR redevelopment is leaving low- and middle-income people out
8 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A new coalition hopes to stop what it sees as gentrification in Over-the-Rhine and downtown, but some locals take issue with their claims.
Local restaurants and bakeries blend the world's two best ingredients — sugar and booze — into delectable desserts
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
According to these featured chefs, there
are several reasons to add alcohol to desserts, including everything
from cutting the richness and cleansing the palate to lighting it on
fire for show.
Newly opened 21c offers luxury accommodations, 24-hour art gallery and innovative eatery
0 Comments · Tuesday, December 4, 2012
of a boutique hotel, a fine dining restaurant and a museum, downtown
Cincinnati’s 21c Museum Hotel is a jaw-dropping, sui generis
by Stefanie Kremer
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Cincinnati Metropole to open in new 21c Museum Hotel later this year
Downtown Cincinnati continues to put itself on the dining map as Metropole, a farm-to-table restaurant and rooftop bar, will open in the old Metropole hotel on Walnut Street in late 2012. As part of a larger project, Cincinnati's Metropole will be located inside 21c Museum Hotel's 160-room hotel and contemporary art museum. 21c Museum Hotel's flagship hotel was founded in 2006 in Louisville, Ky. by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors who had a vision for bringing art into people's lives and supporting the revitalization of American cities. In keeping with the founders' mission, Cincinnati's urban developers 3CDC and 21c Museum Hotel are partnering to revitalize the historical 1912, 10-story Metropole hotel into a unique place to view cutting edge contemporary art.In its 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, there will be meeting and event area presenting rotating curated exhibits, dynamic public art installations and cultural programs. The exhibition space will be open to the public free of charge. Along with preserving the city's historic building, the restaurant will emphasize the city's old world roots in its menu. Under Chef Michael Paley's direction, Metropole will focus on dishes with local ingredients cooked in a custom-built hearth. Chef Paley has been the executive chef at Louisville's award-winning Proof on Main since it opened. “After opening Garage Bar, our wood-fired pizzeria in Louisville last year, I was inspired to create a menu that is cooked almost entirely by wood-fired heat,” Chef Paley says. “Our menu at Metropole will reflect Cincinnati’s rich, European-based culinary heritage, and I am thrilled to introduce our custom-built hearth as the focal point of the restaurant and the menu.” Working closely with local farmers and artisanal producers, Chef Paley is developing a menu focusing on string roasted meats, ash-cooked vegetables, house-made charcuterie and more. The beverage menu which can be enjoyed in the restaurant or while overlooking the city on the rooftop bar, which will favor craft beers and bourbon. Metropole will have a completely different menu from Proof on Main but it will still have the same goal — to focus on and serve fresh and local sustainable food. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks and drinks.