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5 Ways To Get Around Downtown Cincinnati Without Your Car

Driving in a strange city can sometimes take all the fun out of traveling. Since Cincinnati’s urban core is very compact, it makes it easy to park at a hotel and never touch your car again until you are ready to leave town. Here are 5 convenient ways to navigate Downtown Cincinnati without a car:…

A New Cincinnati Experience in Hyde Park

For many of us, the Cincinnati neighborhood of Hyde Park is a little bit of the unknown. Younger people may know that Hyde Park is “somewhere near Rookwood Commons” shopping center. Others may know of the stately mansions or the Cincinnati Country Club. Few, however, know that Hyde Park was Cincinnati’s first real “city-burb” and…

Remembering 9/11

It has been 20 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Adults remember it like it was yesterday. Children file it alongside Pearl Harbor. Lives were lost on 9/11/01; others were changed forever. In the middle of the terror, heroes emerged. America united in a way unseen in recent years. Twenty years older, I can…

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…

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…

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