Best Of 2018

Best Chili Passport
Hailey Bollinger
click to enlarge Best Chili Passport
Hailey Bollinger

A bright yellow door with a high-five handprint marks the opening to Handzy Shop + Studio, a purveyor of cheerful cards, art prints and calendars overseen by designers/co-owner Suzy King and Brittney Braemer. The two best friends met in design school and opened their Covington storefront in July 2016, offering the cutest darn assortment of greeting cards, T-shirts, totes, lapel pins, patches and local giftables, including the Cincinnati Chili Passport. Created by designer Lindsey Gauggel, with the help of Brittney and her husband Sean. The passport is adorable and informative, with deconstructed illustrations of coneys and ways, the history of Cincinnati chili, tips and tricks to eat “chili like a local” and details about 11 must-visit parlors. Take notes about the taste, experience and how it made you feel right after you ate it… and how it made you feel later. Each passport is printed and hand-stamped and available to ship or for pick up at Handzy. Handzy, 15 W. Pike St., Covington, hellohandzy.com, cincinnatichilipassport.com.

Shops & Services
Illustration: David Wilson


2. Alliance Integrative Medicine

3. Carole Paine

2. Wooden Nickel Antiques

3. Florence Antique Mall

2. Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

3. Silk Road Textiles


2. Jeff Wyler Honda

3. Kings Toyota

2. CarMax

3. Jeff Wyler Honda

2. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire & Service

3. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Johnny’s Car Wash

3. AAA Auto Wash

2. PNC Bank

3. U.S. Bank