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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…

Be Your Own Tour Guide at Findlay Market

We know this has happened to most travelers. You’re visiting a historic site or local attraction, and you’re ready to learn more. You’re intrigued enough to inquire about a guided tour, but you’re stopped in your tracks. Sold out. Or no tours available that day. You pick up a brochure and fumble your way around,…

Guest Post–Cincinnati: 14 Epic Team Building Activities

With everyone working remotely, you may feel like you’ve lost touch with your colleagues. Because others are also feeling distant, this may just be the best time to get your team together. Team building is a great way to relax in a casual environment, unencumbered by distractions like kids and pets at home. Find an…

Lean On Me

In 1972, Bill Withers released his hit song “Lean On Me.” The lyrics have always taken me back to my high school years and the time when everyone just seemed to be trying to find a friend. Lean on me when you’re not strong I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on For it…

Feed the Ones Who Feed Us

Here we go again. We’re beginning the fourth week of Ohio’s Stay-at-Home order. In addition to the stress of social distancing, a lot of people are feeling the financial strain starting to take hold. I’m especially thinking now about my friends in the restaurant community. When I started Cincinnati Food Tours in 2012, I only…

Stronger Together

We’re in Week 3 of learning to live with the COVID-19 situation in Ohio. Week 1 was a bit like a vacation. Schools closed, restaurants and bars changed gears, and people embraced “quality time” at home together. Week 2 was a week of introspection and acceptance, the time to figure out just how we were…

Is a Food Tour Worth the Money?

Are you planning a trip? One of the first steps, of course, is to figure out how much you can afford to spend. Where are you going? How much will it cost to get there? Once you’re there, where will you stay? Will you being eating all your meals in restaurants? Or will you be…

A Taste of Italy in Over-the-Rhine

The Cincinnati neighborhood is known for its German heritage. But today it is known as one of the most diverse neighborhoods in all of Cincinnati. Historic Findlay Market has become a melting pot of food and culture from around the world. And now, the streets of OTR are scattered with what seems like the United…

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