Best Of 2020

Best Use of Spent Grain in a Brewery
Taylor Speed

We’ve all seen the spent-grain dog biscuits offered up at Cincinnati breweries, made from the grains used to brew beer (see: Brewhaus Dog Bones). But after secretly eating them ourselves, we knew someone in town needed to make a people-palate-friendly version. The kitchen at HighGrain Brewing — an eco-friendly taproom and brewery housed in Silverton’s former 1950s Memorial Municipal Building — has done so with utter brilliance, serving their version of a human biscuit with avocado, Southern gravy, hamburgers and even jerked chicken. Luckily, the brewery produces excellent beer to wash it all down, too. Brews focus on Old World styles with a modern twist and taps run the gamut from American sours and Lithuanian farmhouse ales to IPAs. And with a focus on sustainability (like using their spent grain in the kitchen), HighGrain has retrofitted their building with geothermal HVAC, a wind-powered electricity supply and LED lighting; they even produce a carbon-neutral Norwegian table ale. HighGrain Brewing, 6860 Plainfield Road, Silverton, highgrainbrewing.com.

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