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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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