Best Of 2020

Best Mexican Eatery to Munch on Cow Tongue and Brains
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Newport’s La Mexicana is home to some of the city’s best tacos: tacos al pastor with deliciously marinated pork shoulder, barbacoa, carne asada, lengua (beef tongue), sesos (beef brains; they wash down perfectly with a cerveza) and you simply can’t go wrong with their shredded pollo tacos. For vegetarians, wide-ranging fillings include seasoned pumpkin flower, corn truffle, hongos, beans and queso fresco. On Tuesdays, the eatery offers $2 dine-in tacos and $3 Rhinegeists and Frida tequila shots. This inexpensive and authentic menu has been known to incite cravings after as little as one visit. Head back through the restaurant to the tienda where you can find an assortment of grocery items, baked goods and a butcher counter. La Mexicana Restaurante Cantina & Tienda, 642 Monmouth St., Newport, 859-261-6112, searchable on Facebook.

Acupuncture Practice
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1. Caldwell Family Wellness

2. Tiny Needle Community Acupuncture

3. Hamilton Health Associates

Adult Toy Store
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1. Hustler Hollywood

2. Dusty Flynt Sexy Gifts

3. High on the Hill

Antique Store
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1. Ohio Valley Antique Mall

2. Florence Antique Mall

3. Wooden Nickel Antiques

Appetizers
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1. Sotto

2. The Eagle

3. Incline Public House

Arts & Crafts Classes
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1. Cincinnati Art Museum

2. Clifton Cultural Arts Center

3. Brazee Street Studios

Arts & Crafts Supplies
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1. Indigo Hippo

2. Michaels

3. Cappel’s

Auto Dealer (New Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Beechmont Subaru

3. Walt Sweeney Ford

Auto Dealer (Used Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Courtesy Automotive

3. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

Auto Detailer
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. CarZmedics

3. Carriage House Car Wash

Auto Repair Service
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1. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Tire Discounters

3. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service