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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…

Restaurants Now in Post-Pandemic Mode

Times are tough in the restaurant industry, and it couldn’t have been more obvious to me this week. After searching a bit to find a restaurant open for dinner on Monday, we decided to go to Mecklenburg Gardens. It had been years since we had visited this historic treasure in Corryville, and I had been…

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…

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in a Pandemic

As 2020 winds down, it is inevitable that we see countless lists like Best Things to Happen in 2020, Worst Things to Happen in 2020, and Ten Things I Can’t Believe Happened in 2020. We all agree 2020 was like no other in our lifetime. We all changed, and we all discovered strengths and weaknesses…

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,…

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…

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