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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…

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…

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…

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…

Play Hooky in Cincinnati

Revised July 24, 2020 For many of us, this year’s vacation was a dud. COVID-19 put the whammy on any plans that we had. Now with the end of summer already approaching and talk of the kids staying home AGAIN from school to learn remotely, it’s time to just forget about everything! Just sneak away…

Kid-friendly Restaurants near Popular Cincinnati Attractions

If you’re traveling with kids this summer, you’ll find an amazing number of things to do in the Cincinnati region. Kings Island amusement park is on every family’s list, and you’ll need a whole day to have time for both the rides and the water park. Everyone knows the Cincinnati Zoo is a must-see family…

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 metropolis. Waves of immigrants added to population density and people began to build homes and businesses farther from…

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…

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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