Best Of 2020

Best Punny Kombucha
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Even though Cincinnati’s rife with independent kombucha purveyors like Skinny Piggy and Fab Ferments, entrepreneur Natalie Jenkins saw a way to enter her own line of the fermented beverage into the ring. In June 2019 she launched Motherlode Kombucha and started selling bottles at the Montgomery farmers market. (The “mother” part refers to the bacteria used to ferment the ’buch.) A one-woman operation, Jenkins brews the kombucha at Covington’s Kickstart Kitchen and bottles and kegs it for distribution. A lot of kombuchas are either too sweet or not fizzy enough, but Motherlode’s hits the right spot (think GT’s Kombucha). Her flavors — apple-ginger, pineapple-turmeric and hibiscus-rose — can be found on draft and in bottles at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate, Sunny Blu Coffeehouse, Commonwealth Bistro and Poke Hut, with more places carrying it in the future. Motherlode Kombucha,

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

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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