24 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…

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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…

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Cake that looks like a bowl of chicken noodle soup
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All the Photos from the Joe Bonamassa Concert at the Taft Theatre

Longtime Blues-Rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa — who shared a stage with B.B. King when he was just 12-years-old — made a stop…

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All the Photos from the Joe Bonamassa Concert at the Taft Theatre
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This Midcentury Modern Cabin-Inspired White Oak Home Is For Sale

Built in 1968, this Midcentury Modern raised ranch at 3878 Lincoln Road was custom-designed by architect Rudy Hermes. The home has three…

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This Midcentury Modern Cabin-Inspired White Oak Home Is For Sale
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This Historic 1930s 'Mint Condition Mini Mansion' Is for Sale in West Price Hill

At 4642 Glenway Ave. in West Price Hill sits a historic ‘mini mansion’ built in 1939 as the home and office of…

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This Historic 1930s 'Mint Condition Mini Mansion' Is for Sale in West Price Hill
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Everything We Saw at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon This Weekend

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon went off without a hitch this weekend after taking a year off and being postponed due to…

By CityBeat Staff

Everything We Saw at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon This Weekend
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14 Cozy Cabins Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

These cabins — all within driving distance of Cincinnati — are nestled in secluded forests or perched atop hillsides offering humbling views.…

By CityBeat Staff

Sage&Cedar
    Stanton, Kentucky
    From $245/night | Hosts 7 guests
    "Immerse yourself into the wilderness of Kentucky and enjoy the morning birds, reconnect with loved ones, and wake up to the sunrise in this recently renovated cabin. Sage & Cedar is a blend of the rustic roots of Eastern Kentucky and the modern flare of today's society creating a unique and cozy experience. Only 3 miles from Natural Bridge State Park, 6.5 miles from the Red River Gorge, 3.5 miles from Nada Tunnel, guests are able to access hiking trails and major attractions with only a short commute.” — Airbnb 
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Cincinnati's 28 Best Pizza Joints, as Selected by CityBeat Staff and Readers

Ask any person what their favorite food is, and one of the top answers is likely to be “pizza.” Not only because…

By CityBeat Staff

St. Francis Apizza
    3392 Erie Ave., East Hyde Park
    In true hidden gem fashion, St. Francis Apizza’s brick-and-mortar location in East Hyde Park doesn’t look like anything special. It’s a clean, well-lit little kitchen and counter designed only for customers to pick up their order; no dine-in at present. Once that pizza box is open, though, things start to get great. “Apizza” distinguishes itself from a pizza with its thin-yet-airy crisp and slightly charred crust, achieved by a coal-fired oven. Review the menu and you’ll find a point of origin for nearly all the ingredients on your pie, with a special emphasis on local, ethically grown produce and meats that are sourced only a short drive from the pizzeria. If you don’t eat the crust, you don’t deserve this apizza. Note: St. Francis changed its name from Parlor Pizza Project earlier this year.
    Best Bite: If you want to deeply offend a hyperbolous, opinionated pizza-purist prone to overreactions, order the signature Pineapple & Bee’s BBQ Pork Belly Burnt Ends and prove that pineapple absolutely belongs on pizza. — Sean M. Peters
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These Vibrant, Psychedelic Gelatin Creations Were Made by Greater Cincinnati's Calliope Sweets

Consider, if you will, the gelatin mold. Sixty years ago you’d be hard-pressed to find a household that didn’t have one nestled…

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Orange blossom jellyscape
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Cincinnati's 25 Best Restaurants Right Now According to Yelp

The Queen City is full of diverse and delicious restaurants and, subsequently, plenty of online food reviewers. These Yelpers have some interesting…

By CityBeat Staff

6. Mighty Good: Meat n’ Three
    1819 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
    ”It's Mighty Good! The food is great.  The price is right! Best value in OTR. Been a few times and all the meat choices are great.  Loved the corn bread and the grits.  But can't go wrong no matter what you pick.” — Joe H. 
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This $4.8 Million Cincinnati Home Has Room for You... and 92 of Your Horses

Along the Loveland Bike Trail sits a 4,299-square-foot home perfect for the committed equestrian. With four bedrooms, three baths, 19 acres, 92…

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This $4.8 Million Cincinnati Home Has Room for You... and 92 of Your Horses
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All the Photos from the Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Show at Cincinnati's ICON

Singer/songwriter/pianist Andrew McMahon — formerly of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin — brought his "Three Pianos Tour" to Cincinnati. McMahon (performing as…

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All the Photos from the Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Show at Cincinnati's ICON
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Everything We Saw at This Weekend's Cincinnati Coffee Festival, the Midwest's Largest Coffee and Tea Fest

The fourth Cincinnati Coffee Festival took over Music Hall this weekend. Labeled the "largest coffee and tea festival in the Midwest," the…

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Everything We Saw at This Weekend's Cincinnati Coffee Festival, the Midwest's Largest Coffee and Tea Fest
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25 Cincinnati Brunch Spots Worth Getting Out of Bed For

Whether it's a hungover weekend morning or a trip out with your kids or both, there are many brunch spots to enjoy…

By CityBeat Staff

Cedar
    701 Main St., Covington
    Cedar has been successful with its mission to take diners on a one-hour vacation through food and experience. Guests can unplug, relax and escape while enjoying comfort food and craft cocktails at their restaurants. Enjoy The Hangover, a dish with a layer of spicy chorizo resting underneath a blanket of sunny-side-up eggs. Beneath those are homemade, steaming breakfast potatoes. Fresh jalapen?o compliments the creaminess of the avocado slices and the tang of the housemade pico de gallo.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Where to Find Birria Tacos in Cincinnati

Birria tacos are hot right now — and not just because they’re literally smothered in savory meat juice. The Mexican-based dish has…

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Agave & Rye
    Multiple locations including 3825 Edwards Road, Norwood; 635 Madison Ave., Covington; 7125 Fountain View Drive, Liberty Township
    This Covington-based taco chain is known for its “epic” tacos and decor. At Agave & Rye you can find a large selection of over-the-top tacos, chips and dips and over 90 varieties of tequila. If kangaroo tacos or french fry-stuffed tacos don’t tickle your fancy, try the lauded birria taco. This street taco is stuffed with braised beef, oaxaca cheese, cilantro, guajillo chilies and onion, and served with a side of consommé dipping sauce.
    Photo: Facebook.com/AgaveandRye
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Here's What Twitter Thinks About the New Ohio License Plate

The new Ohio license plate was unveiled Oct. 21, and Twitter users had a lot to say about it (hint, they don't…

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Here's What Twitter Thinks About the New Ohio License Plate
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These 52 Flags Represent All 52 of Cincinnati's Unique Neighborhoods

There are few things that instill more loyalty in a Cincinnatian’s heart than where you went to high school, where you get…

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Downtown (Central Business District)
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Everything We Saw at Evans Orchard's Ever-Expanding Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest in Georgetown, Kentucky

Evans Orchard is a fifth-generation family farm and cider mill that grows apples, peaches, pumpkins and more — many of which you…

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Everything We Saw at Evans Orchard's Ever-Expanding Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest in Georgetown, Kentucky
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This Two-Bedroom Ft. Thomas Condo Is for Sale for $1.3 Million in the Mixed-Use Residences at One Highland

This two-bedroom, three-bath, 2,508-square-foot condo is located in the heart of Historic Fort Thomas at 1 Highland Ave. Eighteen residences fill out…

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This Two-Bedroom Ft. Thomas Condo Is for Sale for $1.3 Million in the Mixed-Use Residences at One Highland
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See Inside the Newly Opened The Baker's Table Bakery in Newport

Favorite Newport dining destination The Baker’s Table has opened a new bakery across the street from the restaurant. The Baker’s Table Bakery…

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See Inside the Newly Opened The Baker's Table Bakery in Newport
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25 New Greater Cincinnati Bars & Restaurants You Need To Try

Fall is here and it's time to try some new culinary offerings. The Queen City is stacked with recent restaurant and bar…

By CityBeat Staff

Somerset
    139 E. McMicken Ave., Over-the-Rhine
    This sprawling new drinking and dining destination offers an immersive escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Somerset features two bar spaces — one in the plant-filled and glass-roofed conservatory and another in the cozy lounge space. The grounds are also home to a double-decker bus that has been converted into a kitchen with a rooftop seating area (run by the team behind Mazunte); and, the pièce de résistance, Somerset's awe-inspiring garden space, loaded with tropical plants, unique seating nooks and imported pieces from co-founder and creative lead James Fisher's collection, as well as the collections of his friends and family.
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25 Great Goetta Dishes from Cincinnati Restaurants

Goetta is one of the humble local food products that Cincinnatians frequently share with first-time visitors. In Southwest Ohio, sausage makers have…

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Yo Mama Burger at Arnold’s Bar and Grill
    210 E. Eighth St., Downtown
    After over 150 years of service, Arnold’s Bar and Grill knows a thing or two about good food, so of course they have a goetta stuffed burger. The super-sized Man v. Food-famous Yo Mamma Burger is made with two 3-ounce burger patties, goetta, a fried egg, hashbrowns, American cheese and chipotle mayo. 
    Photo: facebook.com/arnoldsbar"
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See Inside This Totally Groovy '70s Modern Home That's for Sale in Mariemont

With more than 4,000 square feet, this home located at 6550 Mariemont Ave. in Mariemont was built in 1976 and still inspires…

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See Inside This Totally Groovy '70s Modern Home That's for Sale in Mariemont
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20 Black Cats with Spooky Names Who Want to Be Your Witch Familiar

Are you a Sabrina in need of a Salem? You're in luck: Cincinnati animal rescues and shelters are full of perfectly dark…

By CityBeat Staff

Jasper
    Age: Kitten / Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Sex: Male / Rescue: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
    "If you are looking for a kitten to attach himself to you, then Jasper is the one, He loves his person and Dory. In fact he and Dory have to be adopted together. They play together, sleep in the sun together and they will stuff themselves in a tiny bed just to be together. He loves other cats and kittens and is very tolerant of our three little dogs. Jasper is good with older children but would probably do better in a home with older teenagers or just adults. Oh and he talks to you all the time. I will look at him and ask a question and he always answers. Don't overlook this handsome guy!!!!!!"
    Photo: For The Love of Kittens, Inc
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Inside Hierophany & Hedge, A Magical Supply Shop in Covington

Hierophany & Hedge is Covington’s new magic shop. Opened in May, this place doesn’t hawk gags and goofs for local birthday-party magicians,…

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Opened in May, this place doesn’t hawk gags and goofs for local birthday-party magicians, but instead is a shop where the secrets of ancient ritual can be unearthed from obscure tomes, where components for protective talismans are found — a place where magic isn’t only real, but essential.
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All The Photos From Warren County's Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival This Weekend

Nothing says fun like fermentation! Just a short drive away from Cincinnati is Waynesville, Ohio, home to the 51st-annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival:…

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A "German Sundae" is one of the most popular foods at the festival
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Everything We Saw at Asian Food Fest This Weekend

After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID, Cincinnati's Asian Food Fest returned for its 10th anniversary on Oct. 9 and…

By CityBeat Staff

Everything We Saw at Asian Food Fest This Weekend
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