35 Unwritten Rules of Cincinnati

Whether you were born in the Queen City or moved here and became one of us, there are just some things that every…

By CityBeat Staff

Northern Kentucky is Cincinnati.
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This Five Bedroom Historical West End Duplex Is for Sale for $390,000

This multi-family brick home located at 1902 Baymiller St. is just minutes away from Findlay Market and features historic details, like pocket…

By CityBeat Staff

This Historical West End Duplex Built in 1890 Is for Sale for $390,000
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All Hail Evan McPherson. Bengals Fans Are Fully Devoted to the Rookie Kicker After Saturday's Game

On Jan. 22, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Tennessee Titans 19-16 in a thrilling AFC Divisional Round, sending the franchise to their…

By CityBeat Staff

All Hail Evan McPherson - Bengals Fans Are Fully Devoted to The Rookie Kicker After Saturday's Performance
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18 Photos of Cincinnati's Beloved Baby Fiona to Celebrate Her Fifth Birthday

On January 24, 2017, Fiona the hippo defied odds when she was born six weeks premature at the Cincinnati Zoo. At the…

By CityBeat Staff

18 Photos of Cincinnati's Beloved Baby Fiona to Celebrate Her Fourth Birthday
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Inside Starlight Doughnut Lab's New Norwood Bakery

Norwood has recently gotten a little sweeter with the addition of over-the-top donut maker Starlight Doughnut Lab. Owner/baker Ben Greiwe opened up…

By Maija Zummo

See Inside New Brick-and-Mortar Starlight Doughnut Lab in Norwood
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25 Hidden Bars, Lounges and Speakeasies in Cincinnati

The Queen City may be packed with nightlife options, but there are a few local gems that are challenge to find. From…

By CityBeat Staff

Comfort Station
    793 E. McMillan Ave., Walnut Hills
    From the team behind OTR’s Sundry and Vice comes Comfort Station. This cocktail bar is located in a century-old Walnut Hills rest area. Without much signage outside, guests enter via the original women's room door — now painted a beautiful bright blue — into an industrial and airy space with skylights, inventive cocktails and a living plant wall. A back patio and lounge creates an indoor/outdoor feel.
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See Inside Cosmic Gorilla, the New Comic Book Shop and Bar at Findlay Market

Cosmic Gorilla is a new comic book and board game shop at Findlay Market that not only offers the latest issues of…

By Sean M. Peters

See Inside Cosmic Gorilla, the New Comic Book Shop and Bar at Findlay Market
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Cincinnati Loves Its Bagels. Here Are 10 of Our Favorites

During cold and chaotic mornings, there's something comforting about a fresh, warm bagel — and you can find plenty of them in…

By CityBeat Staff

Bagel Brothers
    347 Calhoun St., Clifton
     Family owned and operated, Bagel Brothers has been serving Clifton since 1990 with cheap options for breakfast, lunch and pastries baked fresh daily. With 14 different flavors sourced from local vendors, Bagel Brothers also offers a variety of cream cheeses made in-house from scratch.
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This Anderson Home with Beautiful Views of the Ohio River Is for Sale for $2.1 Million

This private and tranquil home located at 7313 Waterpoint Lane in Anderson has some gorgeous, unobstructed views of the Ohio River. Nestled on…

By CityBeat Staff

This Anderson Home with Beautiful Views of the Ohio River Is for Sale for $2.1 Million
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This Historic Gaslight Clifton Home — Currently Operating as an AirBnb — Is for Sale for $649,900

Built in 1900, this six-bedroom, four-bathroom house sits in the heart of Cincinnati's Uptown District.  Located at 217 Loraine Ave., residents are…

By CityBeat Staff

Beautiful and Historic Ludlow District Home Which Formerly Operated as an AirBnb Listed for $649,900
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All the Photos from the Evanescence and Halestorm Show at Heritage Bank Center

Alt-Metal band Evanescence woke Cincinnati up inside on Jan. 14 during a previously postponed show at Heritage Bank Center. Their tour, with band Halestorm, was…

By CityBeat Staff

All the Photos from the Evanescence and Halestorm Show at Heritage Bank Center
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Twitter Goes Horny for Joe Burrow's Post Bengals Win Press Conference Glasses

The Cincinnati Bengals won their first playoff game in 31 years on Saturday, after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19 at Paul…

By CityBeat Staff

Twitter Goes Horny for Joe Burrow's Post Bengals Win Press Conference Glasses
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The New Cantina Agave in Northside Offers Latin-Inspired Food, Cocktails and a Late Night Menu

Cantina Agave is a new Latin-inspired dining and drinking destination in Northside. Located in the former Taqueria 251 space, the menu includes…

By CityBeat Staff

The restaurant serves Latin-inspired bite and cocktails.
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These Vintage Photos Show a Glimpse of Life During Greater Cincinnati's Blizzard of '78

These days, it’s considered a bitter memory. Forty-four years ago, it was a universally declared nightmare for the Greater Cincinnati area when…

By CityBeat Staff

Covington
    "Winter scene looking south from Pike Street"
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25 Adorable Dogs You Could Get for Free From the SPCA Cincinnati

Through a partnership with SPCA Cincinnati, Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is sponsoring one free dog adoption for every day of 2022. That…

By CityBeat Staff

Hugo
    Age: 3 Years Old / Breed: Mixed Breed / Sex: Male
    “Meet Hugo this handsome boy is a sweetie. He is very treat motivated and takes them gently. He seems to know sit. He walks well on a leash. He came to us from another shelter. So we are unsure how he is with cats and kids. He does do well with other dogs. Come meet with him and see if he's the one for you.”
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This Midcentury Modern Park Hills Gem Is for Sale for $340,000

For just $340,000 you can snag this beautiful Midcentury Modern home in Park Hills. At 1131 Coram St. sits this retro-yet-renovated home, which…

By CityBeat Staff

Park Hills House
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This Covington Home with Stunning City Views Is for Sale for $2.4 Million

This 10,000-square-foot home in Covington has breathtaking city views that can be enjoyed from its walls of windows and 18 skylights. Located…

By CityBeat Staff

This Covington Home with Stunning City Views Is for Sale for $2.4 Million
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These 23 Soups from Cincinnati Restaurants Are Guaranteed to Warm You Up

It's January and whether you're trying to warm up, cut calories or you're like us and just genuinely love it, it's soup…

By CityBeat Staff

Noodle Soup from Fortune Noodle House
    349 Calhoun St., Clifton
    This Clifton eatery specializes in hand-pulled noodles, the star of its menu. In a soup, the noodles soak up the broth but stay chewy, a quality unique to fresh, homemade noodles. Options range from pork rib noodle soup to beef tripe and noodle and a veggie noodle soup with bok choy, Chinese cabbage and carrot.
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10 Houses for Sale for Under $100,000 Across Greater Cincinnati

New year, new home? If you're looking for a fixer-upper for a deal, boy, do we have a list for you. All…

By CityBeat Staff

​​4520 Kirby Ave., Northside 
This charming blue Northside home is for sale for $80,000. With a charming blue exterior and renovated interior this two-bedroom one-bath home is being sold as-is. For more information reach out to listing agent Cheryl Bobo at Coldwell Banker.
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Bengals Nation Celebrates a Historic Win on Twitter

The Cincinnati Bengals haven't been to a playoff game since 2015, won a playoff since 1991 or been to a Super Bowl…

By CityBeat Staff

Bengals Nations Celebrates a Historic Win on Twitter
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25 of the Hottest New Restaurants and Bars That Opened in Greater Cincinnati in 2021

The pandemic has not been kind to the hospitality industry. While many bars and restaurants have been able to weather the storm…

By CityBeat Staff

Cafe Mochiko 

    1524 Madison Road, East Walnut Hills
    This Japanese-style pop-up run by Elaine Townsend and Erik Bentz has been a local favorite for years, and the duo opened their first storefront in East Walnut Hills in spring of 2021. The shop specializes in a fusion cuisine known as “yoshoku,” which borrows elements from Asian and Western cooking styles. A pastry chef, Townsend focuses on the daytime baked goods, crafting items including a delicious ube halaya (purple yam) croissant, various melonpan and loaves of shokupan. At night, the dinner menu offers options like a Hokkaido Smash Burger, shoyu ramen and intermittent specialities including a beloved Cincinnati-chili-style ramen.
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10 of the Best Cincinnati Chili Stories from 2021

As residents of the Queen City, Cincinnati-style chili is frequently on our minds (and in our mouths). Here are some of our…

By CityBeat Staff

Stephen Colbert Found Cincinnati Chili 'Confusing'
A Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Stephen Colbert wanted to make sure people voted this Election Day, so he crafted a state-by-state guide "explaining how to vote easily, early and safely." To introduce the concept and the upcoming state infomercials, he made an all-encompassing video. He cited some examples of the random rules that apply to each location before making Cincinnati's beloved dish the butt of joke. "Some states do not allow you to cite coronavirus as a reason to vote absentee. Some states automatically send you an absentee request form, but not a ballot, and some states put chili on top of their spaghetti," he said. "That has nothing to do with the election, but come on Cincinnati, it's confusing."
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20 Greater Cincinnati News Stories From 2021 That We’ll Never Forget

What can we say about 2021? Year two of the COVID-19 pandemic was slightly more interesting than 2020 was, since safe, effective…

By Allison Babka

 The Brent Spence Bridge Is Finally Fully Open
    What a glorious day Nov. 8 was! After more than eight months of lane closures, delays and unholy traffic jams, the Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati with Covington finally reopened to regular traffic. The nation's No. 2 bottleneck for freight trucks was whole again. Read CityBeat's story about the bridge's ongoing frustrations (but the BSB isn't the only local bridge with problems).
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12 Weird Cincinnati Stories That Made Us Say 'Huh?' in 2021

We can all agree that 2020 was pretty bizarre, since it was the first year of the pandemic and none of us…

By Allison Babka

Cincinnati is once again home to nonprofit UFO investigation organization Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON (MUFON left Cincinnati in 2012 to relocate to Irvine, California but has now set up headquarters near Lunken Airport). Launched in 1969, MUFON has more than 600 trained investigators and 4,200 members across the world to help investigate UFO sightings and collect the data, promote UFO research and educate the public about UFO phenomenon. Read CityBeat's story about why MUFON moved back to Cincinnati and what the organization is investigating.
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Our Favorite Cincinnati Area Homes That Went Up For Sale In 2021

From a house with a prison cell in the basement to a Midcentury Modern Wyoming home built by a Frank Lloyd Wright protégé,…

By CityBeat Staff

​​This Anderson Township Barn-Turned-House Is Where Modern Meets Mother Nature
An unassuming barn along Anderson Township's Five Mile Road received new life with its transformation into a stunningly modern four-bedroom, three-bathroom abode. Nestled along Five Mile Creek, the barnhouse boasts serene views on its over five acres of land.          Originally built in the 1980s, the barn structure was reimagined by its current owner who renovated the space with a gourmet kitchen, deck and patio for entertaining, dining room with walk-in wine room and more. According to the listing, the home's hall closet was designed to become an elevator.
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We'll Miss These Greater Cincinnati Bars and Restaurants That Closed in 2021

The pandemic has not been kind to the hospitality industry. The Ohio Restaurant Association says more than 3,000 restaurants have shuttered across…

By CityBeat Staff

​​Postmark
3410 Telford St., Clifton
Clifton Gaslight's sophisticated fine dining eatery Postmark closed in June. The restaurant, helmed by chef Brad Bernstein of Red Feather Kitchen, opened in 2017, closed briefly in 2019 and reopened after a few months with a focus on private events and dinner series. After the pandemic hit in March of 2020, the restaurant temporarily closed and reopened in the late summer as a bottle shop and then eventually began offering carry-out and dine-in service. The team behind the restaurant announced via Facebook they made the decision to close Postmark to focus on reopening Dutch's Larder in July.
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21 Famous People Who Went to High School in Cincinnati

Many celebrities, athletes, actors and musicians have hailed from the great Queen City. From historic names to superstars, these incredibly talented bunch…

By CityBeat Staff

Carmen Electra 
    Otherwise known by her real name Tara Leigh Patrick, the actress, singer, model and dancer was born in Sharonville, Ohio in 1972 and attended both the School for Creative and Performing Arts and Princeton High School. She is well-known for her role in television series Baywatch, and several movies including a couple of the Scary Movie franchises and Meet the Spartans.
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Santa Brought Gifts to the Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo, Including Clothes for the Naked Mole-Rats

The Cincinnati Zoo’s animals were surprised by some gifts from Santa. On his way up to the North Pole to start prepping…

By CityBeat Staff

Santa brought the zoo's mole-rats some tiny sweaters.
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Some of the Cutest Animal Pics We Saw from the Cincinnati Zoo This Year

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is not only famous for its holiday light show, the Festival of Lights, but also its adorable…

By CityBeat Staff

Kris the cheetah and Remus the dog are BFFs.
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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

Garden Grove Organics
    106 E. Fourth St., Covington
    Garden Grove Organics is housed in a renovated former Mexican restaurant in Roebling Point, and boasts a giant mural that pays homage to Little Shop of Horrors. While you won't find Audrey II inside, they offer all you'd need to grow her at home, from grow lights and reflective film to soil amenders and hydroponic systems. If you aren't ready to dive that far in, Garden Grove also has a selection of what owner Alex Fraser calls "hard-to-find house plants." They also host free classes, like the recent "‘Anatomy of a Grow Room."
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