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Over-the-Rhine

Your Favorite Restaurants Need Your Support

Recently two beloved local restaurants, one in Downtown Cincinnati and one in Over-the-Rhine, announced they would be closing their doors at the end of the year. Fausto first occupied the lobby at the Contemporary Arts Center in 2019, and Pleasantry was a trailblazer in Over-the-Rhine when they opened 7 years ago. Both cited numerous reasons…

Real German Food in Over-the-Rhine

In July 2019, I spent a few days in Lübeck in northern Germany. I fell in love with the history, the architecture, the food, and the people. I had visited Germany several other times so I was already acquainted with much of the culture. However, Lübeck seemed to be a bit different with its medieval…

Restaurants Open for Lunch in Over-the-Rhine

The holiday season is a great time to get together with friends. If lunch is your thing, you need to think twice about where to go. As the effects of the pandemic stretched staff, many restaurants adjusted their hours. Consequently, finding a restaurant that fits your schedule is a new challenge we all must confront….

5 Ways To Get Around Downtown Cincinnati Without Your Car

Driving in a strange city can sometimes take all the fun out of traveling. Since Cincinnati’s urban core is very compact, it makes it easy to park at a hotel and never touch your car again until you are ready to leave town. Here are 5 convenient ways to navigate Downtown Cincinnati without a car:…

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…

Guest Post: The Saucy Schnitzel is Back!

Hello again – I’m Linnea, one of the guides for Cincinnati Food Tours and I love to talk about and make food! I’ve also started a Facebook page called “The Saucy Schnitzel” so you can see what else I’m cooking up. Several years ago, our friends Andrea and Scott Robbins, who I knew through working…

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…

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…

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…