Stories, Tips, And Advice

Planting a Seed at Findlay Market

One of the things we try to explain on The Original Findlay Market Tour is that the market is a perfect place to start a food-related business. The location, the foot traffic, the diversity, and…

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Home Grown Chefs

Since we’ve been doing food tours around the Cincinnati area, we’ve realized how fluid the restaurant industry is. It’s not uncommon for a server to work the lunch shift at one restaurant and then be behind another bar by the late shift. Or someone who has been doing a bang-up job at the host station…

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By George, Let’s All Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

An unexpected thing happened last week. I blew up the internet. Not literally, of course, but I know that’s what you say when a picture or comment evokes LOTS of likes, replies, or other responses. When the internet “blows up,” someone posts, and everyone in the world seems to chime in with their own reactions….

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Follow the Line in Over-the-Rhine: Favorite Walk-Up Windows

Walking around in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, it’s not unusual to turn a corner and see a long line of people. If you’re just visiting, you might think people are waiting in line for tickets to a concert or sporting event. If it’s a cold or rainy day, you are probably more convinced that they are…

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Beyond Findlay Market

Cincinnati began as a small settlement on the banks of the Ohio River. With the emergence of the steamboat era and the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, the frontier town quickly grew into a bustling…

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Why Our Pendleton Tour May Be Just the Ticket for Winter

Looking for a cure for cabin fever or just an excuse to get out of the house this winter? Here are five reasons we think The All-American Food Tour in Pendleton may be…

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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…

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Summer in Cincinnati: 10 Things that Inspired Me

First, I need to come clean. I live in the suburbs. On a cul-de-sac. With a big yard and a gas grill on a wood deck. However, I spend about half my time in the heart of the city, in Downtown Cincinnati and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. I go for work, but I also go…

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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….

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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…

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