25 Staff-Favorite Greater Cincinnati Restaurants to Grab a Meal for Under $13

With inflation sending grocery costs soaring, high gas prices and a looming recession, the saying “a dollar doesn’t go as far as…

By CityBeat Staff

El Barril Mexican Sports Bar & Grill
    940 Pavilion St., Mt. Adams 
    Mount Adams welcomed this dining establishment to its quaint hilltop neighborhood last fall, taking over the space formerly occupied by Next Chapter. As its name suggests, the eatery is part restaurant — boasting both Mexican street food and bar bites — and part sports bar. Across the board, menu prices are pretty reasonable, but if you’re looking for a real bang for your buck, opt for the burger and taco combo ($12.99). The meal comes with your choice of burger (options include the breakfast burger with goetta, bacon, cheese, fried egg and Sriracha mayo or the El Barril Burger with guacamole, sauteed mushrooms, onions and American cheese), two tacos and a side of fries. (HB)
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See Inside the World War II-Era Ship Docked at Sawyer Point

All aboard! Last week, from Sept. 28-Oct. 3, visitors had the chance to stand on the deck of a World War II-era…

By Sean M. Peters

See Inside the World War II-Era Ship Docked at Sawyer Point
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Here's Everything We Saw During the Gorman Heritage Farm Sunflower Festival

On Oct. 1-2, guests were be able to enjoy hay rides, live music, food trucks and craft vendors as well as pick-your-own…

By CityBeat Staff

Here's Everything We Saw During the Gorman Heritage Farm Sunflower Festival
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Everything We Spotted During The Chicks' Show at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center

Fiery country-pop trio The Chicks brought the heat to their Riverbend Music Center performance on Oct. 2.  The show was originally slated…

By CityBeat Staff

The Chicks performing at Riverbend Music Center on Oct. 2.
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15 Creepy Cincinnati Urban Legends and Ghost Stories

While Cincinnati may not be home to Bigfoot, Bloody Mary or Slender Man, the Queen City does possess its fair share of…

By CityBeat Staff

 The Loveland Frogman 
    Possibly the Cincinnati area’s most famous cryptid, the Loveland Frogman is thought to be a four-foot-tall humanoid frog or toad that prowls around Loveland, Ohio on its hind legs. The first alleged sighting happened in 1955. Then, in 1972, a Loveland Police officer reported seeing something that matched the Frogman’s description, according to legend. But in 2016, after sightings were reported on several Cincinnati TV stations, a second officer called one of the stations with an updated report of the 1972 sighting. Apparently, he had shot a creature two weeks after the 1972 sighting. The creature? A large iguana with a missing tail. Regardless of the Frogman's authenticity, Cincinnati residents are mostly happy to have their very own cryptid (who could totally take Mothman in a one-on-one match).
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This Historic Home for Sale in East Walnut Hills Boasts Frescoed Ceilings, Mosaic Floors and Stained Glass Windows

A historic home for sale in East Walnut Hills has the potential to be an art lover's paradise. The colorful home, located…

By Ashley Moor

This Historic Home for Sale in East Walnut Hills Boasts Frescoed Ceilings, Mosaic Floors and Stained Glass Windows
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The Most Miserable Places in Cincinnati

We love Cincinnati… most of the time (well some of the time). But there are definitely moments when the Queen City isn’t…

By CityBeat Staff

All of the city when the Bengals lose. 
Joe Burrow isn't the only sad boy in town.
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Former Cincinnati Bengal Domata Peko Selling Massive $1.8 Million Crestview Hills Home

The Crestview Hills home of former Cincinnati Bengal Domata Peko, who had played defensive and nose tackle for 11 seasons, has been…

By CityBeat Staff

Former Bengal Domata Peko to Sell Massive $1.8 Million Crestview Hills Home
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Everything We Saw at the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Each year, the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, located just over the border of southeastern Ohio, celebrates its claim to fame:…

By Ashley Moor

Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
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All the Adorable Dachshunds We Saw at the 2022 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Running of the Wieners

To kick off 2022's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Dachshunds dressed in hot dog costumes raced 75 feet to a finish line in heats of 10. Winners…

By CityBeat Staff

2022's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Running of the Wieners
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A Glimpse Inside Newport's Flow Coffee's New Northside Location

This new Northside coffeeshop combines two of the neighborhood's favorite things: craft coffee and good music. Newport's flow (the name is stylized as…

By Maija Zummo

flow coffee in Northside
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Take A Tour of Over-the-Rhine's New Colorful Cocktail Bar Alice

While Alice, a new bar in Over-the-Rhine opened in late June, doesn’t take its name or inspiration from the one of Wonderland…

By Leyla Shokoohe

Alice OTR
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All the Tasty Dishes You Can Eat During Fall Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns Sept. 19-25 this fall, featuring $26, $36 and $46 three-course prix fixe menus from dozens of Cincinnati restaurants. $1 from…

By CityBeat Staff

OKTO Cincinnati
$36 3-Course Dinner
FIRST COURSE (choose one): Burrata cheese, Horiatiki
SECOND COURSE (choose one): Chicken or Veggie Gyro, Mousaka, Pastitsio
THIRD COURSE (choose one): Baklava, Greek Yogurt & HoneyComb
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See Inside Chef Jose Salazar and Deeper Roots' Bodega-Inspired Daylily Deli

Columbia Tusculum's Daylily Deli — chef Jose Salazar and Deeper Roots Coffee's New York-style bodega — has officially opened. The menu features…

By CityBeat Staff

Daylily Deli
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10 Haunted Houses and Terrifying Attractions Back for the 2022 Halloween Season in Greater Cincinnati

Spooky season is finally upon us. Here are 10 scary spots scattered across Greater Cincinnati that are full of evil clowns, demented…

By CityBeat Staff

USS Nightmare
101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Sept. 16-Nov. 5; Fridays and Saturdays in Sept. Thursday-Sunday in Oct. 
The USS Nightmare features some fantastic freaky characters including evil Captain Mitchell, as well as his daughter, Anna, and her demented clowns; the "lady in red;" and the ruthless galley cook. The experience delves deeper into the history of the haunted boat and explores its sadistic lore, including mysterious accidents and deaths that occurred on board, and possible crew exposure to radioactive chemicals. There are multiple ways to experience the USS Nightmare, including a lights-on event for kids and people who hate haunted houses, as well as the Captain's Extreme Tour — an "adult-rated show featuring adult language and content, more horror, group separation and more special content." Regular ticketholders can also up the action with an RIP Experience, "a more interactive and extended tour of the ship designed for death with access to additional areas and the potential for complete separation from the civilized world."
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14 Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Greater Cincinnati You Should Visit This Fall

Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks so you know what that means...it's time to visit some…

By CityBeat Staff

Niederman Family Farm
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township. Open Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 23-Oct. 30
Find your way through a corn maze, go on a hayride, or let the little ones enjoy time with barnyard animals. Or, walk to the pumpkin paradise to select your own pumpkin (priced by size), or indulge in some cinnamon-sugar donuts, caramel apples or apple cider. Guests can also rent bonfire pits with benches. Niederman lights the bonfire, you provide the snacks to roast over the open flame.
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Everything We Saw During HorrorHound Weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center

It was a weekend of screams at HorrorHound with a packed slate of stars, film screenings, panels, podcasts, costume contests and more…

By CityBeat Staff

HorrorHound Weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center, Sept. 9, 2022
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Everything We Saw During the Cincinnati Bengals Pregame Celebration for Their Home Opener Against the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals lost their home opener against rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11. The odd game, with a missed extra point…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Bengals Tailgate, Sept. 11, 2022
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This 5,000-Square-Foot Mid Century Modern Home in Delhi Township is For Sale For Under $1 Million

This massive mid-century modern home designed by architect G. Thomas Taylor with breathtaking views of the Ohio River is for sale for under…

By CityBeat Staff

This Over 5,000 Square Foot Mid Century Modern Home in Delhi Township is For Sale For Under $1 Million
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23 Essential Greater Cincinnati Fall Activities to Look Forward to This Season

Fall is nearly upon us and that means pumpkin and apple picking, hay rides, corn mazes, haunted trails and fall-flavored treats will…

By CityBeat Staff

HallZOOween
3400 Vine St., Avondale. Select weekends in October.
Go wild at the Cincinnati Zoo while gathering candy and seeing some animals. Kids can dress up in costumes and bring their own treat bags to fill up with goodies at different trick-or-treat stations. There will be Halloween-themed animal enrichment to watch plus a Hogwarts Express train ride and a Scare-ousel.
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Take a Tour of Downtown's New French Brasserie Royce

Cincinnati’s Fountain Square’s newest addition, Royce, recently opened. The “modern French brasserie” opened at The Foundry, 3CDC’s $51 million development in the…

By CityBeat Staff

Royce at The Foundry
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30 Iconic Cincinnati Restaurants to Take Out-of-Towners

From classic staples like Skyline and LaRosa's to newer favorites such as Pearlstar and Pho Lang Thang, the Queen City has many…

By CityBeat Staff

Arnold's Bar & Grill
210 E. Eighth St., Downtown
Downtown's Arnold's Bar & Grill is renowned for being the oldest continuously operating drinking destination in Cincinnati — one of the oldest in America, in fact, at 160 years. There's the infamous Arnold's bathtub, reportedly used to make bootleg gin during Prohibition. There is even a rumor that this bar filled with spirits (as in alcohol) and other sorts of spirits (as in dead people).
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The 11 Best Ways to Watch Cincinnati’s Annual Labor Day Riverfest Fireworks

Riverfest returns this Labor Day weekend, bringing hundreds of thousands to the riverfront to watch one of the most epic firework displays…

By CityBeat Staff

Boom on the Bridge
6-11 p.m. $150. Purple People Bridge, 1 Levee Way, Newport
    Celebrate the fireworks while contributing to a Cincinnati landmark during "Boom on the Bridge" on the Purple People Bridge. All proceeds will go toward the capital campaign to maintain and paint the bridge. Tickets include drinks, unlimited grill-out food, live music and a parking pass.
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Everything We Saw at the Wiz Khalifa and Logic Show at Riverbend Music Center

Wiz Khalifa and Logic came to Cincinnati on their 28-city co-headlined Vinyl Verse Tour. The rappers were joined by special guests 24kGolden,…

By CityBeat Staff

Wiz Khalifa at Riverbend Music Center Aug. 27, 2022
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All the Photos From the Jason Aldean Concert at Riverbend Music Center

Country singer Jason Aldean recently stopped by Cincinnati on his Rock 'n Roll Cowboy tour. Aldean performed on Aug. 25 at Riverbend Music…

By CityBeat Staff

Jason Aldean at Riverbend Music Center Aug. 25, 2022
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Everything We Saw the the My Chemical Romance Show at Heritage Bank Center

Harbingers of emo music My Chemical Romance performed at Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati on Aug. 24. Gerard Way, along with the rest,…

By CityBeat Staff

My Chemical Romance at Heritage Bank Center Aug. 24, 2022
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The 1950s Midcentury Modern Home In Anderson Township Has Five Different Levels

Located at 5830 Marlborough Drive, this midcentury modern Anderson Township home is currently for sale for $450,000. Built in 1958 this home has…

By CityBeat Staff

The 1950's Mid Century Modern Home In Anderson Township Has Five Different Levels
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Cincinnati Social Media Users React to PromoWest Pavilion's Name Change To MegaCorp Pavilion

PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION has changed its name, and people aren't exactly loving it, to say the least. On Aug. 22, the…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Social Media Users React to PromoWest Pavilion's Name Change To.... MegaCorp Pavilion
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All the Photos from the Twenty One Pilots Show at Heritage Bank Center

Ohio native alt-pop group Twenty One Pilots stopped by Cincinnati on their ICY tour Aug. 21. The duo performed with opener Peter McPoland…

By CityBeat Staff

Twenty One Pilots at Heritage Bank Center Aug. 21, 2022
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Everything We Saw at the Chris Stapleton Concert at Riverbend Music Center

Country music singer Chris Stapleton recently came to Cincinnati on his "All-American Road Show" tour. Stapleton performed at Riverbend Music Center on Aug.…

By CityBeat Staff

Chris Stapleton at Riverbend Aug. 19, 2022
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