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Your Favorite Restaurants Need Your Support

Recently two beloved local restaurants, one in Downtown Cincinnati and one in Over-the-Rhine, announced they would be closing their doors at the end of the year. Fausto first occupied the lobby at the Contemporary Arts Center in 2019, and Pleasantry was a trailblazer in Over-the-Rhine when they opened 7 years ago. Both cited numerous reasons…

Best Cincinnati Gift Cards

I used to hate gift cards but not anymore. I thought gift cards were impersonal and the lazy way of giving. Over time, however, I’ve realized that a gift card that encourages a new experience can be a great way to bring friends and family together to make memories. Cincinnati offers a number of experiences…

Five of Our Favorite Team Building Activities in Cincinnati

If you want to know what the best team building activities in Cincinnati are, you’re in the right place. Whether your company is fully back in the office, working a hybrid schedule or permanently remote, scheduling some time to bond outside of work is always a wise idea. And what better place to get out…

Cincinnati’s Amazing Murals

If you attending the most recent Blink Festival in Cincinnati, you know that our region is bursting with outdoor murals. Some of the community artwork is easily visible as you drive major streets like Central Parkway in Downtown Cincinnati. Other pieces are more subtle and encourage you to wander the alleys and side streets of…

Real German Food in Over-the-Rhine

In July 2019, I spent a few days in Lübeck in northern Germany. I fell in love with the history, the architecture, the food, and the people. I had visited Germany several other times so I was already acquainted with much of the culture. However, Lübeck seemed to be a bit different with its medieval…

Mark Your Calendar for Cincinnati Food Festivals

  If you are a food festival fanatic, Cincinnati is the place to be in 2022. After two years of schedules disrupted by the pandemic, festivals are coming back with a bang this year. At the top of the food pyramid is Taste of Cincinnati, the nation’s longest running free culinary arts festival. But the…

Where to Park at Findlay Market

When spring arrives, Findlay Market comes alive. After the long winter days with a slower pace, full-time merchants gear up, outdoor vendors return, and the biergarten reopens. On the first few warm days, you can be sure you will see people everywhere! As much fun as it is to feel the energy at a bustling…

Visiting Cincinnati? You Must Try These Foods

Cincinnati chili cheese coney If you are planning to visit Cincinnati, someone no doubt has said to you, “Be sure to try the Cincinnati chili.” Indeed, no visit to our region is complete unless you have had a 3-way or a cheese coney at a local chili parlor. (Yes, we call any restaurant that specializes…

The Calm Before the Storm

For anyone in the tourism business in Ohio, the months of January and February are the calm before the storm. Anyone thinking of vacation migrates to Florida or other warm environs during the winter months. Often attractions, museums, restaurants, and tour companies take advantage of slow traffic to revamp programs and plan for the influx…

Time to Revisit Walnut Hills

In 2017, I wrote a blog post about a new tour called Wander Walnut Hills. The article began with: “We’ve been asked more than once, “What’s next after Over-the-Rhine?” “What Cincinnati neighborhood will be next to burst onto the culinary scene?” We think we may have found it in historic Walnut Hills, one of Cincinnati’s oldest…

Learning from Each Other

I started the New Year by learning a new word: neepwaantiinki. It means “learning from each other” in the Myaamia tribal language. As a proud graduate of Miami University reading through the latest issue of the Miamian, I was intrigued by the relationship between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and my alma mater. The Myaamia Center in…

Restaurants Open for Lunch in Over-the-Rhine

The holiday season is a great time to get together with friends. If lunch is your thing, you need to think twice about where to go. As the effects of the pandemic stretched staff, many restaurants adjusted their hours. Consequently, finding a restaurant that fits your schedule is a new challenge we all must confront….