Best Of 2018

Best Sweet Stroll: Sweet Stroll through Over-the-Rhine

As evidenced in the praise recently heaped upon the neighborhood by Food & Wine magazine, Over-the-Rhine has one of the Midwest’s most promising food scenes. And, as we all know, there can’t really be dinner without dessert, which is where the Sweet Stroll through Over-the-Rhine comes in. This two-and-a-half-hour walking tour is sure to satisfy the sweetest of teeth with six samples throughout the trip, plus a glass of beer, wine or specialty coffee or tea. Tours kick off at Findlay Market and snake their way through the historic neighborhood. Sample stops change, but the tour always explores the indie shops and bakeries that make up the OTR community. Try a waffle at Taste of Belgium, a pretzel at Bretzel and a glass of wine at 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab. Or grab a snack from Brown Bear Bakery, Macaron Bar or Holtman’s. In addition to the edibles, there’s also a light history lesson woven throughout the relaxing Saturday morning stroll. Cincinnati Food Tours, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, cincinnatifoodtours.com.