See Photos of Cincinnati Zoo's Hippo Fiona Throughout the Years in Honor of Her 6th Birthday

You've come a long way, baby! On Jan. 24, 2017, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomed Fiona the hippo into the…

By Katherine Barrier

Fiona through the years
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All the Adorable Kitties We Saw During Purrfect Day Cat Cafe's Pajama Party

Cat lovers donned their best pawjamas on Jan. 21 for the  Adult Cat's Pajamas Party Time at Purrfect Day Cat Cafe in…

By Ashley Moor

Purrfect Day Cat Cafe's Pajama Party | Jan. 21
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Photos: Cincinnati Zoo's Animals Enjoying Their Snow Day

What started out as predictions of 1-2 inches of snow in the Greater Cincinnati area for Sunday, Jan. 22 quickly tripled in…

By Katherine Barrier

Snow day at the Cincinnati Zoo | Jan. 23, 2023
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Reactions to Cincinnati Bengals' AFC Divisional Win and That Overturned Touchdown

The Cincinnati Bengals' 27-10 win over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC divisional round on Jan. 22 had a little bit of…

By Allison Babka

Reactions to Cincinnati Bengals' AFC Divisional Win and That Overturned Touchdown
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Photos: Everything We Saw During the Bigger Than Roe Women's March in Downtown Cincinnati

On Jan. 21, demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Cincinnati to protest their right to an abortion. The event, Bigger Than…

By Ashley Moor

Bigger Than Roe: Women's March Cincinnati | Jan. 21
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These are Some of Greater Cincinnati's Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants

Cincinnati is no doubt home to an amazing food scene. But apart from offering delicious eats and drinks on the menu, bars…

By CityBeat Staff

Wódka Bar
1200 Main St., Over-the-Rhine
from the team behind cult-favorite Babushka Pierogies, Wódka Bar carries an ambitious selection of vodkas, stocking over 50 types, including Polish and Ukrainian brands that are lesser known in the United States. It also offers a streamlined Eastern European-inspired menu of bites ranging from pierogies to a Polish sausage platter or stuffed cabbage roll. Inside the intimate space, patrons will be enveloped by deep Prussian blues and rich golds, luxe velvet upholstery and distressed plaster walls, elegant wood paneling and all the intricacies of Eastern Orthodox architecture.
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9 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Jan. 20 - 22)

Aside from watching the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills game on Sunday (which is essentially required viewing for all Cincinnatians), this weekend…

By CityBeat Staff

Bigger Than Roe: Women's March Cincinnati
1:30 p.m. Jan. 21
Women’s March Cincinnati begins Saturday at the steps of City Hall with five prominent speakers including Dr. Nicole King of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Mayor Aftab Pureval. This year’s movement commemorates the 50th anniversary of  Roe V Wade in solidarity with the National Women’s March on Madison. The March will commence at approximately 2:10, when participants will head toward Fountain Square.  1:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Cincinnati City Hall 801 Plum Street, Downtown,
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We Asked an AI 'Artist' to Create Artworks of Cincinnati and This is What We Got

As artificial intelligence grows smarter and more intuitive, AI generators can now do things like create pieces of writing and artwork. This…

By Katherine Barrier

Welcome to the Quuenny Coiny (Cinnatniis)
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You Can Buy This Nearly 100-Year-Old Former-Bank-Turned-Home in College Hill for Just $429,000

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Cincinnati history: A nearly 100-year-old bank-turned-single-family-home is now for sale in College Hill, and…

By Katherine Barrier

6036 Hamilton Ave., College Hill
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Everything We Saw During the Chili Fest at Findlay Market

Before the big game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 15, vendors lined up to serve the perfect pre-game…

By Ashley Moor

Chili Fest at Findlay Market | Jan. 15, 2023
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Sitcom Suites: Friends- and Seinfeld-Themed Airbnbs Now Available to Rent in Cincinnati

No one may have told you life was gonna be this way, but these two one-of-a-kind Cincinnati apartments you can rent on…

By Katherine Barrier

"The one with the F•r•i•e•n•d•s" Sitcom Suite
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This Funky-Cool Contemporary-Style Home in Mt. Lookout is For Sale for $1.15M

With angles for days and an elevated view of the Ohio River Valley, 641 Chardonnay Ridge in Mt. Lookout is a contemporary…

By Katherine Barrier

641 Chardonnay Ridge, Mt. Lookout
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25 Fast-Food Chains We Wish Would Come to Greater Cincinnati Already

Cincinnati has no shortage of great places to eat, but at CityBeat, we believe there's no such thing as too many food…

By Katherine Barrier

Opened in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1950 during the “golden age of drive-ins and American automobiles,” Whataburger grew from a burger stand to over 900 stores across the western and southern parts of the United States. Unfortunately, none of the 900-plus restaurants are in the Tri-State area. What are we missing out on? The classic Whataburger comes with a large beef patty on a large bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, diced onions and mustard. You can also swap the bun for a brioche bun or Texas toast or add American or Monterey cheese, jalapeños, bacon or avocado. Sauce lovers can also ask for their spicy ketchup or famous honey butter, both of which go great with fries. Other all-time favorites include the Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, the Whataburger Patty Melt and a Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich. If none of those are hitting you, the menu, which varies based on location, also lists chicken strips and sandwiches, breakfast options, fries, onion rings and a selection of delicious shakes and malts – including a limited-time Dr. Pepper shake that looks divine, if only because we can’t get our hands on one.
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7 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Jan. 13-15)

This weekend, Greater Cincinnati is serving up a perfect antidote to cabin fever with an assortment of fun events. Whether you're looking to…

By CityBeat Staff

Art on Vine at Rhinegeist Brewery
Noon-7 p.m. Jan. 15
This month’s market will be at Rhinegeist Brewery, so support local creatives and do a bit of shopping at Art on Vine. There, you can buy handmade crafts from your neighbors and, being at a brewery, there’s a pretty good chance a beer or two is in your future as well. There’s no shame in getting tipsy to support the arts. Jan. 15. Noon-7 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine.
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Project Censored's Top Underreported Stories from 2022

Since its founding in 1976, Project Censored has focused on stories — like Watergate before the 1972 election — that aren’t censored…

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor, Project Censored

Project Censored's Top Underreported Stories from 2022
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Sycamore Township Home For Sale is a Nature Lover's Paradise With a Killer Fireplace

If you’re looking for a stunning, custom-built house with character, lots of light and that’s also surrounded by nature, 10790 Deerfield Road…

By Katherine Barrier

10790 Deerfield Road, Sycamore Township
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All the Delicious Menu Items You Can Order for $10 During Cincinnati's Asian Cuisine Week

Cincinnati's Asian Cuisine Week is bringing you deals and secret menu items from over 40 Asian restaurants throughout the Greater Cincinnati area…

By Katherine Barrier

Lalo Restaurant
26 W. Court St., Downtown
$10 Featured Dishes
1. Pork and Shrimp Noodle Soup
2. Mexi Pad Thai
3. Asian Street Tacos
4. Pork Belly over Rice (Pictured)
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Photos: Inside Northwood Cider Company, Cincinnati's First Brewery Dedicated Only to Hard Ciders

Greater Cincinnati's first brewery and taproom dedicated only to hard ciders recently opened in Norwood. The lack of a dedicated cidery in…

By Brian Cross

Northwood Cider Company
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8 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (Jan. 6-8)

Despite the holiday season being over, Greater Cincinnati still boasts several ways to indulge in a bit of innocent (and, well, not-so-innocent)…

By CityBeat Staff

The Stretch's fundraiser for Damar Hamlin
11 a.m.-midnight Jan. 8
This weekend, The Stretch is giving Cincinnatians' a chance to drink for a good cause. On Jan 2, the Buffalo Bills safety suffered cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. As of press time, Hamlin is still in critical condition at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Since Hamlin's on-field collapse, a toy drive sponsored by his charitable foundation, Chasing M’s Foundation, has received over $7 million in donations. The Stretch, a popular bar at The Banks, is hosting a fundraising event for the Chasing M's Foundation. According to a press release, $1 from every drink sold at The Stretch on Sunday will go toward the foundation's toy drive. 11 a.m.-midnight Jan. 8. The Stretch, 191 E. Freedom Way, Downtown,
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18 Incredible Sports Moments from 2022 that Cincinnati Won’t Forget, for Better or for Worse

Sports have a way of both lifting people to their highest hopes and crushing their spirits until they want to wallow by…

By Allison Babka

Joey Votto, Brandon Vazquez and Eli Apple took part in some of Cincinnati's best sports moments in 2022.
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Players, Fans Support Damar Hamlin After Cardiac Arrest During Cincinnati Bengals/Buffalo Bills Game

Members of the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills are still in shock after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed during the Jan. 2…

By Allison Babka, Madeline Fening

Players and fans in Cincinnati and Buffalo are supporting Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Jan. 2, 2023.
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Everything We Saw During Old Crow Medicine Show's Performance at Taft Theatre

On Dec. 29, Americana band Old Crow Medicine Show brought their award-winning folk tunes to Cincinnati's Taft Theatre. The band's Cincinnati show…

By Ashley Moor

Old Crow Medicine Show at Taft Theatre | Dec. 29, 2022
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We'll Miss These Greater Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars That Closed in 2022

As we close out the year, we look back at all the restaurants the Greater Cincinnati area lost in 2022. While we're…

By CityBeat Staff

Lil’s Bagels
Failed lease negotiations led to the closure of beloved Covington bagel shop Lil’s Bagels in December. Owner Julia Keister said she was originally optimistic about the upcoming lease renewal, but in April, unforeseen and sudden circumstances triggered a nearly seven-month-long lease negotiation, one that eventually proved to be too costly. "We feel very disrespected,” Keister told CityBeat in an interview published in early December. “And the amount that we feel like we go above and beyond for our customers and community, just because we think that that's the right thing to do, not for any strategy, that's just how we are as a business. They are a business and we are their customer, and they are treating us like we are getting it for free or like we've done something wrong, or we should be begging them or something. I don't really know, but to me, it’s very disrespectful.”However, Keister said that with community support, she’s making plans to keep her craft bagels going, with an announcement expected early in 2023.
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12 Weird Stories from 2022 That Were ‘So Cincinnati'

Plenty of important things happened in Cincinnati this year, but do you remember the goofy stuff? Really strange shit went down that…

By Madeline Fening

 West Chester Rep. Jennifer Gross Asks Pastor to Banish 'Witchcraft' at Ohio Statehouse

House Rep. Jennifer Gross from West Chester, who previously had a lot of weird takes on COVID-19 and magnets, has shifted her focus to casting “witchcraft” out of the Ohio Statehouse. During a December chamber session, Gross introduced Curtis Hill, an associate pastor at LifeChurch, who proceeded to rally House members against the "dark forces." He then shared a long list of things he wanted to cast out, including "witchcraft" and "perversion." Read CityBeat's story about Hill's fire-and-brimstone "prayer" before a public government session.
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Don’t Miss These 10 Outstanding Albums Released by Cincinnati Musicians in 2022

Cincinnati has been a hotbed of quality music for decades – sometimes we just need to be reminded about it. Luckily, plenty of…

By CityBeat Staff

Sudan Archives
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14 Cincinnati News Stories from 2022 That We Won’t Forget Anytime Soon

During this weird “Are we or are we not still in a pandemic?” era, evaluating a year’s worth of news items feels a little strange. Are…

By Allison Babka

14 Cincinnati News Stories from 2022 That We Won’t Forget Anytime Soon
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12 Deep-Dive Cover Stories from 2022 That CityBeat Is Damn Proud Of

CityBeat reports on and feels the heartbeat of Cincinnati every day. From Cincinnati City Council proposals to the latest entertainment news to…

By Madeline Fening

“Hood Century Modern”
By Jude Noel and Mackenzie Manley, Jan. 26 issue 

Jerald Cooper is best known for running the popular Instagram account Hood Century (@HoodMidCenturyModern), which reveals the architectural history and importance behind otherwise-unassuming locations. From the now-destroyed Crosley Field where the Cincinnati Reds once played to abandoned swimming pools in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Mexico, Paris and beyond, Cooper talked to CityBeat about how his posts are portals into deeper research. Read CityBeat's cover story to learn how you can get your hands on helpful flash cards designed by Cooper to make you a pro at spotting architectural design styles.
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17 Arts & Culture Stories That Made an Impact on Greater Cincinnati in 2022

In 2022, Cincinnati celebrated several firsts — including the creation of a new pirate island — and long-standing local institutions — like…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes New Baby Hippo Fritz
Cincinnati’s beloved hippo Fiona became a big sister this year after her mother, Bibi, accidentally became pregnant while on birth control (whoops!) and gave birth to a healthy male calf on Aug. 3. The Cincinnati Zoo asked for naming suggestions from everyone before narrowing it down to Fritz or Ferguson. After holding a poll, the calf was named Fritz, which had received a narrow 56% of the votes. Read CityBeat's story about Hippo Cove’s newest bundle of joy.
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People Photographed the Hell out of These Five Greater Cincinnati Places in 2022, Yelp Says

Cincinnati is incredibly photogenic, there's no denying it. And not only do we have a super Instagrammable skyline, bridges and parks, we're…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St., Avondale
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden holds all kinds of wonders to photograph. Adorable animals let guests act as nature photographers, with subjects  like sassy hippo Fiona and her baby brother Fritz and the playful polar bears and massive elephants. Annual events like Zoo Blooms turn the sprawling zoo and botanical garden into a vivid kaleidoscope with its array of colorful tulips. The Festival of Lights that illuminate the zoo at night during the holiday season gives shutterbugs plenty of opportunities to capture something interesting.
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Photos: Inside Somerset's Stunning Winter Glow-Up, Complete with Festive Decor and New Cocktail Menu

Over-the-Rhine's Somerset bar is now sporting quite a chic winter glow-up. On Dec. 21, the bar hosted a Winter Solstice party to…

By Ashley Moor

Somerset's new winter decor | Dec. 21, 2022
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