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33 Black-Owned Greater Cincinnati Restaurants You Need to Try ASAP

From hearty Southern-style breakfasts to traditional West African dishes, açai bowls to barbecue and authentic tacos, Cincinnati's Black-owned eateries are a vital…

By CityBeat Staff

Pata Roja Taqueria
52 E. Court St., Downtown
Taqueria Pata Roja got its start in 2019 as a food truck that could typically be found behind Bar Saeso in Pendleton. From there it grew in popularity, becoming known for its authentic street tacos and Mexican dishes. With this success, owner Derrick Braziel decided to put down roots in downtown Cincinnati. In February, Braziel opened Pata Roja in its new brick-and-mortar spot in Court Street Plaza. Pata Roja’s new space is modeled after the iconic taquerias of Mexico City, with colorful tiles and a central focus of the trompo, a meat rotisserie that’s front and center in the kitchen, which will be used to roast pork for the authentic tacos al pastor. On the menu, guests will find a variety of street tacos, including the al pastor and the popular campechano, which combines several meats into one taco, as well as frozen margaritas and fresh salsas.
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12 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Feb. 23-25)

Despite it being the weekend after Valentine's Day, there's still plenty of opportunities to feel the love in Cincinnati, from a Twilight-themed…

By Ashley Moor

Selectas Choice: Donut Party 
When: Feb. 24 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: Queen City Radio, Over-the-Rhine

What: Eat donuts and dance to music from DJ Pillio, DJ Rare Groove, DJ Apryl Reign and DJ Sly Luv.

Who: Queen City Radio

Why: Dancing and donuts — what more could you want on a Saturday night?
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Photos: Inside Walnut Hills' Newest Restaurant, The Aperture

The Aperture is the real deal, a first-rate addition to our city’s dining firmament. Not downtown or in Over-the-Rhine, The Aperture is…

By Pama Mitchell

The Aperture, 900 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
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All the $5-$7 Meal Deals You Can Get During the First-Ever Cincinnati Chili Week

It’s almost time to eat chili and win prizes, Cincinnati. The inaugural Cincinnati Chili Week is happening Monday-Sunday, Feb. 19-25 and will…

By Katherine Barrier

Gold Star Chili
Multiple locations
SPECIALS: Two cheese coneys for $5; any regular 3-way, 4-way or 5-way for $6; and chili burger and fries for $7

Gold Star will also be giving 100 lucky winners free chili for a year. More info.
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