Holiday Nourishment

Eating a (reasonably priced) Christmas dinner out this year

4 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
You know the scene: A jangled Parker family makes their way to a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day, still mourning their turkey's fate as a plaything for 785 "Notafinga!" bloodhounds. Create your own Christmas story with one of these seven recommendations for dinner out on Dec. 25.  

Cost-Cutting Measures

Movie options during economically tough times

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The average Hollywood movie now costs more than $100 million to make and market. Some would characterize that as an abomination given our current economic climate, but Hollywood has never been known for its frugality.  

Stages of Cheer

Even on a tight budget, there's holiday spirit at local theaters

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Despite the hard times upon us, you can still enjoy the holidays at a local theater. In fact, Charles Dickens (whose Christmas Eve tale of Ebenezer Scrooge helps many theaters in America balance their budgets) has become kind of a patron saint for the holidays.  

Let's Make a Deal for Theater Tickets

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I'm not much for holiday shopping, but with the wheezing economy dimming our holiday spirits, I have some suggestions for gifts that will keep you (or those you love) theatrically entertained in the New Year without breaking the bank. A great option offered by many mid-sized theaters is a "flex pass."  

Holiday Road Trippin'

With gas prices dropping, driving to Grandma’s is now an option

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The cost of an airline ticket isn't going down any time soon, and unless you're into cozying up with strangers for a long train ride at about the same price, the best way to get out of Cincinnati for the remainder of 2008 is a vehicle of the four-wheel variety.  

Holiday Wishes for Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thank God for the holidays. If it weren't for He/She/It and a soon-to-be former Senator from Illinois, the world would be very short on hope and promise as we collectively embark on another new year.  

Think Locally, Shop Locally

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
CityBeat is supporting a holiday promotional program put together by alternative newsweeklies across the country in which we're challenging readers to pledge to "shop local" during this holiday season.