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Top Cincinnati Hot Chocolate Hotspots

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Since we aren’t elitist, we went to a handful of eateries that offer hot chocolate as a menu item, trying both powdered and melted versions to find the best.   

Dayton’s Brewery Co-op Builds Community

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Dayton, Ohio’s Fifth Street Brewpub co-op served its own beers to patrons for the first time on July 16. While the doors to the brewery, taproom and restaurant opened last year — and beer from other brewers has been pouring from their taps ever since — the brewery just received all of the necessary legal approval to be able to serve beer brewed on premises at 1600 E. Fifth St.   

Northside’s Bourbon Nation

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A collection of Northside residents and art lovers are taking a stab at creating Cincinnati’s first bourbon bar and restaurant, the neighborhood’s soon-to-open The Littlefield.   

Secrets from Sommeliers

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If the thought of being presented with a multi-page wine list literally drives you to drink with its scary-sounding words like “appellation,” “biodynamic” and “decantation,” have no fear — you’re not alone.  

Local Mixologist Makes Waves in Cocktail Culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Talking with Lindsay Laubenstein could drive you to drink — in a good way. Her enthusiasm for cocktail culture is contagious. Laubenstein, vice president of the Southern Ohio Bartenders’ Guild and currently behind the bar at Igby’s, recently developed the cocktail menu at Barrio Tequileria, and previously tended bar at Enoteca Emilia.   

Rhinegeist Taps Into Cincy's Brewing Past

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rhinegeist head brewer Jim Matt had to order new pint glasses just a week after the opening of Over-the-Rhine’s newest craft brewery. “People liked them so much that the first 1,500 walked out the door,” Matt says, noting that all eight kegs they sold at nearby Neons were gone by 9 p.m. opening night.   

Ice, Ice, Baby

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I had an epiphany recently when I stopped to order my favorite iced coffee from BLOC Coffee Company in Price Hill and their ice machine was on the fritz. “Try it cold, without ice,” the barista suggested. “Some of our customers like it better that way.”  

50 Ways To Love Your Growler

Fifty West Brewing ties craft brews to Cincinnati’s beer past

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
“You ever have those moments where you just get really excited in life and you can’t sleep?” asks Bobby Slattery, co-owner of Fifty West Brewing Company.   

Bourbon Ball

Forget the wine: Tips on throwing a bourbon tasting party

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Over the years, I’ve entertained in my home with just about as many different types of parties as I could find in books or online, and I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut until I came across the idea of hosting a bourbon tasting while attending last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky., led by John Shutt of Blanton’s Bourbon.   

Beer Pairing Dinners

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I’ve been to wine pairing and cocktail pairing dinners, but I just hit my first beer pairing dinner. I guess I’d never considered that with the variety of styles and flavor profiles available in beers now, there are enough subtle nuances to intrigue chefs and to bring out the best in their dishes.   

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