Where to Buy Houseplants in Greater Cincinnati

If there's one thing all Millennials and Gen-Z-ers love, it's houseplants. According to Money.com, these generations aren't buying homes, but they are…

By Maija Zummo

Fern
    6040 Hamilton Ave., College Hill; 737 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
    Located in a converted gas station, Fern offers minimal, modern and nature-inspired items. Find a carefully curated selection of unique hand-thrown pottery, homegoods, plant supplies and indie publications interspersed among the vast selection of houseplants, from tiny airplants to larger monsteras and coveted fiddle-leaf figs. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and can lend advice to any existing or future plant parent. Fern has a second location in Walnut Hills.
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46 Things To Do In Cincinnati This Winter

From Ebenezer Scrooge’s return on the Playhouse mainstage and a dozen drive-thru light displays to heated igloos and a giant collection of…

By CityBeat Staff

Shop Local at the City Flea Holiday Market
1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Knock everyone off your list in one place during the City Flea’s Holiday Market at Washington Park — a two-day event with both daytime and evening hours. Stroll and shop local makers offering everything from stuff for kids and pets to apothecary items, artisan eats and vintage goodies. The holiday market is set to have different vendors for each day, so stop by both days if you want to see all that Cincy has to offer. 4-9 p.m. Dec. 11; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. thecityflea.com.
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See Photos of the 'Crazy Light Guy' and His Hundreds of Vintage Blow Molds

There’s a special tradition in Cincinnati as the winter holidays approach. But you won’t find this one downtown, at the Cincinnati Zoo…

By Allison Babka

See Photos of the 'Crazy Light Guy' and His Hundreds of Vintage Blow Molds
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Everything We Saw at the Playboi Carti Show at Northern Kentucky's BB&T Arena

The internet made Playboi Carti. But, unlike most contemporary rappers, he isn’t interested in revealing his every move on social media. The…

Everything We Saw at the Playboi Carti Show at Northern Kentucky's BB&T Arena
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24 Useless Facts About Cincinnati That You Probably Didn't Know

"Useless" is a strong word, but I guess it depends who you're asking.

By CityBeat Staff

Donald Trump was a property manager at former Cincinnati apartment complex Swifton Village
    We would sum this up but the The L.A. Times did an excellent job of it in a 2016 story. According to The L.A. Times, “At a foreclosure auction in 1964, Fred Trump bought Swifton Village, a half-empty complex that was the largest in Cincinnati. Donald Trump was just a high school senior in a military academy, but assumed increasing responsibility in managing the complex through college and business school. In his book The Art of the Deal, Trump described Swifton Village as his ‘first big deal.’ He recounted, in a chapter titled ‘The Cincinnati Kid,’ booting poor, nonpaying tenants who had ‘come down from the hills of Kentucky’ with ‘seven or eight children, almost no possessions."
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These Vintage Photos Show What the Holidays Were Like in Northern Kentucky in Decades Past

The holidays are here, and it's time to remember Christmases past. Here's a look back at photographs from decades past documenting the…

By CityBeat Staff

Burlington, 1991
    "Cassie Jo Hill (1), held by mother Connie, laughs at Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Dan Maher)"
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This Historic Ludlow, Kentucky Home Has Riverfront Views and Its Own Mini Vineyard

[image-1] This Victorian Ludlow home built in 1901 features historic charm, riverfront views and a unique backyard. The home at 27 River…

This Historic Ludlow, Kentucky Home Has Riverfront Views and Its Own Mini Vineyard
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Inside Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition THE LUME at Indianapolis' Newfields

An immersive, multi-sensory exhibit named The LUME – focusing on the work of Vincent van Gogh – has emerged at Indianapolis Museum of…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition THE LUME at Indianapolis' Newfields
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These Before and After Photos Show How Much Cincinnati Has Transformed In the Past 15 Years

[image-1] It’s no question that Cincinnati’s landscape has seen its fair share of changes in recent years, but it’s easy to forget…

By CityBeat Staff

These Before and After Photos Show How Much Cincinnati Has Transformed In the Past 15 Years
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Where to Find Cincinnati's 10 Most Stunning Overlooks

It is said that Cincinnati is built on seven hills, like Rome — the city is actually named for Roman agrarian and…

By CityBeat Staff

Watch the Sun Set Over the City at Devou Park
    790 Park Lane, Covington
    Devou Park is the largest park in Covington, covering 700 acres of land. Bike, hike, golf or catch a beautiful view of the city at the park's overlook.  
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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40 Cincinnati Boutiques for Shopping Local This Holiday Season

An easy way to make sure you can find something meaningful to give your loved ones this year is to skip the…

By CityBeat Staff

Hierophany & Hedge
    19 West Pike St., Covington
    Hierophany & Hedge is Covington’s new magic shop. Walk inside and it seems you’ve tripped over time itself only to have undone the past 150 years of fashion and technology, replacing it with immaculate antique woodwork, jars of curious powders, gemlike stones glittering in the warm sunlight, a wall of handcrafted wands made from woods sourced across the world... Is this really in Kentucky, or are we in 19th-century London?
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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27 Essential Over-the-Rhine Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

[image-26] Cincinnati's bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has developed a glittering reputation when it comes to its top-notch food offerings. From decade-old culinary staples…

By CityBeat Staff

Pepp & Dolores
    1501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
    Inspired by Sunday dinners at Thunderdome co-founders Joe and John Lanni's grandparents' house, the restaurant aims to embody the spirit and hospitality from those special evenings while honoring their family. The menu at Pepp & Dolores features housemade pastas — like the pomodoro, a butternut and mascarpone pasta and a lobster and Sunday sauce pasta— along with a focus on shareable dishes, salads and bread.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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50 Holiday Gifts Under $50 from Greater Cincinnati Boutiques

And just like that, it’s the holidays again. Which means gifting — and what to gift — is on people’s minds, especially as…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincy Hat 
    $32, Wolfpack, 1813 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, shopthewolfpack.com
    Photo: Provided
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23 Under-the-Radar Restaurants You Must Try in Cincinnati

With so many new restaurants and bars throughout the city, it's easy for a few to fall through the cracks. While OTR's…

By CityBeat Staff

Wunderbar
    1132 Lee St., Covington
    This authentic German-inspired eatery features a menu of housemade wursts with locally sourced meats, like the restaurant’s super popular currywurst — a peculiar invention of post-World War II Germany. It’s a spiced sausage served with a ketchup-Worcestershire-curry sauce. The rotating sausage menu is written on a blackboard behind the bar, but a must-try is the giant pretzel: a gigantic, plate-sized pretzel that easily complements any of the bar’s more than 35 beers. Also features enormous top-notch burgers and classic German brunch. Head out to the patio for live music. 
    Photo via Facebook.com/WunderbarCovington
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25 Cincinnati Bars Where You Probably Won't Run Into Anyone from High School

With the holidays coming up, you may either be making a stop in your hometown and definitely in need of a drink…

By CityBeat Staff

The Hi-Mark
    3229 Riverside Drive, East End
    Named in honor of the great flood that washed over Cincinnati in 1937, this bar keeps its patrons afloat with a selection of Vietnamese-inspired dishes. The bar pours a solid variety of beer, wine and spirits and there's plenty of seating inside and out. If you're hungry, try their pulled-pork bánh mì made with Eli's BBQ or chicken wings with gochujang sauce. Fries, salads and Lang Thang Chili, a Vietnamese style beef stew, are some local favorites. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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The Real Drinker's Guide to 24 Cincinnati's Essential Dive Bars

The Queen City is home to dozens of hip and trendy bars that offer excellent Instagram photo ops and cute bathrooms, but…

By CityBeat Staff

City View Tavern
    403 Oregon St., Mt. Adams
    A hillside dive and home of one of the best spicy bloody marys and best views in town. The burgers are damn tasty, too. Meet the Big Ted Deluxe: eight ounces of griddle-cooked, handmade beef patty with American cheese, mustard, lettuce, pickles, mayo, onion, ketchup, tomatoes, served in a plastic basket with a bag of chips. 
    Photo: Holden Mathis
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See Some of the 4 Million Lights on Display at the Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is transforming into an illuminated wonderland once again this year for the 39th-annual Festival 0f Lights,…

By CityBeat Staff

See Some of the 4 Million Lights on Display at the Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights
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25 of Cincinnati's Most Delicious Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants

Cincinnati is home to hundreds of different restaurants, ranging from upscale steakhouses to mobile food trucks. We have a diverse variety of…

By CityBeat Staff

Thai Express
    213 W McMillan St., Clifton
    This little gem brings authentic Thai cooking and culture to Cincinnati. Located in Clifton, Thai Express has been fueling students and professionals for over 20 years. Their signature Pad Thai dish is a favorite among many, but do not be fooled; the number of delicious traditional dishes span way beyond that.
    Photo: Paige Deglow
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Cincinnati-Based Restaurant Chains That Are Actually Good

From cheese coneys to Big Boys, there are plenty of popular chain restaurants that have Cincinnati roots. And by "chain," we mean…

By CityBeat Staff

Skyline Chili 3-Way
    Multiple Locations
    The history of Cincinnati-style chili goes back to the 1920s, when it was invented by Greek immigrants who used Mediterranean-inspired spices to create a meat sauce used initially to top hot dogs sold out of a cart. The beef-based sauce — it’s kind of like a runny pasta sauce with hints of cinnamon, chocolate and other spices — eventually became the key ingredient in the 3-way, a plate of pasta topped with chili, an unnecessary amount of shredded cheddar cheese and a side of oyster crackers. Adding onions to the 3-way makes it a 4-way; onions and beans make a 5-way. Local chain Skyline Chili was founded by Greek immigrant Nicholas Lambrinides in 1949, inspired by his mother's family recipes from their hometown of Kastoria, Greece. In an eternal regional chili war, locals are divided over whether Skyline has the best chili and the other popular local chain, Gold Star, is for losers, or if it’s the other way around. You’ll find die-hard supporters of both. But if you want to go non-chain, there are more than 250 chili parlors in Cincinnati — restaurants big and small offering their own take on this regional favorite. Most people, however, start with Skyline.
    Photo via Facebook.com/SkylineChili
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This Opulent 6-Bedroom Historic Mansion in North Avondale Is for Sale. Let's Take a Tour.

This 1900s historic gem located at 3891 Reading Road in North Avondale has had a full custom renovation. The six-bedroom home is…

By CityBeat Staff

This Opulent 6-Bedroom Historic Mansion in North Avondale Is for Sale. Let's Take a Tour.
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See the Herd of Bison at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County, Kentucky

Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Kentucky is a secret that seems well-kept by Northern Kentuckians. Visitors utilize over 4 miles…

By CityBeat Staff

See the Herd of Bison at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County, Kentucky
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14 Drive-Thru and Walk-Thru Holiday Light Shows in Cincinnati for 2021

Fan-favorite light displays and new illuminated indoor attractions are ready to brighten Cincinnati this winter. These light shows — new and classic…

By CityBeat Staff

Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    3400 Vine St., Avondale
    The PNC Festival of Lights — which has been named the No. 1 light display in the nation by USA Today — returns Nov. 19. This year's fest will feature 4 million LED lights, a North Polar Express train, the fan-favorite light show on Swan Lake, s'mores stands and more. Nov. 19-Jan. 9, 2022. Included with zoo admission.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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29 Iconic Cincinnati Restaurants to Take Out-of-Towners

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

By CityBeat Staff

Taft’s Ale House 
    1429 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
    Located inside a former church, the building is an ode to Cincinnatian and former President William Howard Taft. The multi-floor brewpub maintains some of the sanctuary’s charm (like the bell tower). The 14 beers on tap and a menu focused on tri-tip beef are practically begging you to spend Saturday afternoon drinking there.
    Photo: Jesse Fox
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Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars with Igloos, Heated Patios and Fire Pits for Outdoor Drinking

The weather is cooling down, and area bars and restaurants are heating up their outdoor spaces to offer safe and warm seating…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Restaurants & Bars with Igloos, Heated Patios and Fire Pits for Outdoor Drinking
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Inside Quan Hapa's Newly Renovated Over-the-Rhine Restaurant

Over-the-Rhine Asian gastropub Quan Hapa has set an official reopening date after the restaurant closed in early October to undergo what they refer…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Quan Hapa's Newly Renovated Over-the-Rhine Restaurant
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See Inside Krohn Conservatory's Holiday Floral Show 'Trains and Traditions, a Cincinnati Holiday'

Krohn Conservatory is upping the whimsy factor this winter with floral show Trains and Traditions, a Cincinnati Holiday. Now open, the exhibit features…

By CityBeat Staff

See Inside Krohn Conservatory's Holiday Floral Show 'Trains and Traditions, a Cincinnati Holiday'
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25 of the Oldest Restaurants in Greater Cincinnati You Have to Try

While it's hard to ignore Cincinnati's booming restaurant scene, it's incredibly important to pay homage to the restaurants that have stood the…

By CityBeat Staff

Herb & Thelma’s Tavern
    718 W. Pike St., Covington
    Open in 1939 as Heine’s Café, the small drop-ceilinged dining room is what some may call a “hole in the wall.” Their incredibly friendly staff serves up simple but delectable made-to-order burgers. Their speciality is a  juicy meat patty topped with cheese, onions and pickles; a short list of sides includes chili, soup or Husman’s chips. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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All the $9 Pizzas You Can Eat During Cincinnati Pizza Week Nov. 8-14

Cincinnati Pizza Week is returning for its sixth year. For seven days, Nov. 8-14, pizza lovers will have the opportunity to visit…

By CityBeat Staff

All the $9 Pizzas You Can Eat During Cincinnati Pizza Week Nov. 8-14
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See Some of Cincinnati Street Artist Technique2012's Most Irreverent and Unexpected Pieces

Mononymous and anonymous Cincinnati street artist Technique2012 specializes in blending humor, pop culture and social commentary in their singular creations. Pasted throughout…

By CityBeat Staff

“Tourist Trap”
    Location: Findlay Market
    Description: "Billy the puppet is tired of working for jigsaw and wants to branch off with his own business. He starts a pedal wagon party bus called saw wagon and quickly turns a profit from local drunk college kids who yell whatttt yeahhhh and ooook all day while Usher blast from the speakers. A few months later he starts losing customers when yelp reviews start saying it’s nothing more than a tourist trap."
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Spot the Cake in These Hyperreal Food Recreations from Cincinnati's Fat Ben's Bakery

As Surrealist René Magritte would say: This is not a pipe. And these food items aren't what they look like. Instead, they are…

By CityBeat Staff

Cake that looks like a bowl of chicken noodle soup
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