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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…

Guest Post–A Food Tour in Slovenia

A WAY TO EXPERIENCE SLOVENIAN FOOD CULTURE IN ONE DAY 1000 years of culinary diversity, 26 gastronomic regions, 3 big winegrowing areas, 365 authentic local dishes, 1 food tour in the tastiest capital in the world. Blessed with a pristinely beautiful natural environment and exceptionally rich cultural heritage, Slovenia is a land of diversity. However,…

Cincinnati is Cool. Here Are Your Talking Points.

Are you the parent of an out-of town guest who will be visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday? Or maybe YOU are the transplant who has family visiting you here in Cincinnati. Do you cringe when they ask, “What’s so great about Cincinnati?” or “Why do you want to live here?” To relieve the stress, we’ve…

Exploring Wyoming, Ohio

We’re spreading our wings! From the seeds we planted at Findlay Market in 2012, Cincinnati Food Tours has grown to include Over-the-Rhine,  Walnut Hills, Pendleton, and Mt. Adams, all neighborhoods concentrated around downtown. Now we can say that we have officially expanded our options to include a tour in one of Cincinnati’s surrounding suburbs. Last…

World-Class Chefs at World-Class Findlay Market

The organizers of Blink 2019, Cincinnati’s light and art festival, recently announced that Jean-Robert de Cavel will be the grand marshal of the Future City Spectacular Parade on October 10. What a perfect choice! Jean-Robert put Cincinnati on the global map in 1993 as Chef de Cuisine of the Mobil 5-Star restaurant Maisonette. He currently…

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