Stories, Tips, And Advice

Sacred Beast Joins the OTR Lineup

I apologize for having a new favorite eatery every week or two, but that’s just the way things have been exploding in Over-the-Rhine. This week’s favorite is Sacred Beast at 1437 Vine Street, just south of Liberty. The reward for walking an extra block or two is some amazing food in a surprising space….

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Taste the World of Mediterranean Foods

When I saw Aladdin’s Eatery was opening in Over-the-Rhine, I immediately thought a typical franchise restaurant was moving into the neighborhood. I couldn’t imagine it working out as a stop on my food tours because I work hard to feature locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s difficult to deal with “corporate;” I prefer face-to-face relationships. Luckily,…

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Dear Cincinnati

Dear Cincinnati, I just want take my arms and wrap them around you. My lifelong friends came, saw, and conquered Cincinnati for the first time, and you couldn’t have made them feel more welcome. Three couples, empty nesters, reunited in an unfamiliar city for three days. None particularly tech-savvy. All card-carrying homebodies. What could go…

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What Makes a Good Food Tour Partner

We are fortunate to have more than fifty food tour partners who work with us. Having so many choices allows us to keep our tours fresh for both our guides and our guests. We can stay on the cutting edge when new businesses or food trends enter the market, and we don’t have to worry…

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Make Your Own Taco Tour

Cincinnati has a reputation for Greek-inspired chili and German-style beer. But did you know we’ve got Mexican food covered, too? In fact, you can treat yourself to a self-guided Taco Tour right along the Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar line. Believe it or not, there are nine along the line! Start at historic Findlay…

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Cincinnati Staycation on a Budget

Are you itching to take a vacation but just don’t have room in your budget to head out of town? You need a Cincinnati Staycation, and we’ve got some tips about how to enjoy the day for less than $25 per person. It’s the perfect cure for cabin fever. Park on the south side…

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Meet the Cincinnati Food Tours Team

Just as it takes a village to make Cincinnati a popular travel destination, it takes a team to make Cincinnati Food Tours. Over the last six years, we have gradually assembled some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and fun food lovers in town. Here’s your chance to get to know us a little better….

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A New Cincinnati Food Tour

The neighborhood north of Findlay Market was once home to those willing to take a chance, to step outside the city boundaries into an area historically known as the Northern Liberties. This territory of gamblers, drinkers, and risk-takers became the domain of beer barons, shopkeepers, and hard-working immigrants. Today a new group of pioneers…

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The People Behind the Food: 5 Favorites for 2017

The end of another year. I sat down to think about how to tie it all together. Like everyone in the culinary world, I reflected on the new restaurants that opened this year. I thought about new dishes I tried. I wondered if I could come up with my own version of food predictions for…

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The Ultimate Cincinnati Food Gift

Are you looking for a special night out that is more than just your typical restaurant dinner? We recently designed a private tour for two that was essentially a progressive dinner through the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. It turned out even better than we expected so we’ve decided to add Private Tours for Two to our repertoire….

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