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The Power of Goetta

Browse any Cincinnati breakfast menu, and chances are your sides will include choices of bacon, sausage, or goetta. But what is “goetta?” To the uninitiated, it may seem like scrapple or mush. But to a Cincinnati native, it may be a reminder of breakfast at Grandma’s or it may be a crucial element in a…

Restaurants Now in Post-Pandemic Mode

Times are tough in the restaurant industry, and it couldn’t have been more obvious to me this week. After searching a bit to find a restaurant open for dinner on Monday, we decided to go to Mecklenburg Gardens. It had been years since we had visited this historic treasure in Corryville, and I had been…

A Program of German Food and Culture for Your Group

Cincinnati Food Tours recently launched a group program called Over-the-Rhine On the Road. The presentation is designed as a hands-on experience where participants actually take part in preparing some of the German foods they sample. Since starting her food tour business in 2012, Barb has seen first-hand how deep the German roots run in the…

Don’t Sleep on Cincinnati

Every now and then, I need a wake up call. When I start to take something for granted, I need someone to snap me to attention. I’m not talking about gratitude for food, shelter, and clothing, but rather I need to simply appreciate that I live in Cincinnati, OH. In the last year, I have…

Guest Post: The Saucy Schnitzel is Back!

Hello again – I’m Linnea, one of the guides for Cincinnati Food Tours and I love to talk about and make food! I’ve also started a Facebook page called “The Saucy Schnitzel” so you can see what else I’m cooking up. Several years ago, our friends Andrea and Scott Robbins, who I knew through working…

Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday OUTSIDE!

After living through a pandemic for the last year and dealing with remote learning and Zoom meetings, Cincinnati moms and dads can’t wait to get the kids outside! Thankfully spring is on the horizon so getting out of the house without boots and three layers of clothes is finally a reality. But what about your…

How One Tour Operator Faced a Crisis

About a year ago, we started hearing stories about the Covid-19 virus in China. Admittedly, my adult children were paying more attention than I was and started texting me that this new virus was headed our way. When the local Kroger began taking precautions and the run on toilet paper began in early March, I…

Guest Post: What Do Tour Guides Do During the Slow Season?

Hi!  I’m Linnea, one of the guides for Cincinnati Food Tours and I love to talk about and make food!  In addition my passion for all things Cincinnati food-related, I also love to explore new recipes that either just peak my interest for unusual ingredients or explore a different culture’s cuisine.  Since my family spent…

Are Your Cincinnati Food Tours Accessible?

Among the FAQ’s we get at Cincinnati Food Tours are questions like “Are your tours wheelchair-friendly?” or “Are your tours accessible for someone with mobility issues?” The standard answer is that the market house itself is accessible at Findlay Market. However, the aisles are fairly narrow and may be extremely crowded on the weekends. If…

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in a Pandemic

As 2020 winds down, it is inevitable that we see countless lists like Best Things to Happen in 2020, Worst Things to Happen in 2020, and Ten Things I Can’t Believe Happened in 2020. We all agree 2020 was like no other in our lifetime. We all changed, and we all discovered strengths and weaknesses…

11 Reasons to Take a Food Tour

Yesterday was the first day of the eleventh month of the year. When I think back to last year at this time, we had just entertained our 11,000th tour guest. How quickly things change as we struggle through 2020 like so many other businesses. Still, it’s humbling to think that so many people have chosen…

Bracing for Winter

The leaves are changing colors and starting to fall around Cincinnati. Even though markets display pumpkins and cornstalks, our thoughts are already shifting from Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the constant reminders about COVID-19, no one is quite sure what winter will bring. Immediate concerns involve family gatherings and annual traditions. Who will travel…