The Sweet-Seeker’s Guide to the Butler County Donut Trail

Cheesecake. Maple Bacon. Fruity Pebbles. S’mores. These sweet selections are all delicious on their own. But when these words are being used to…

By CityBeat Staff

Click through to see all donut shops you can find on the Butler County Donut Trail
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Cincinnati's 25 Best Burgers and Veggie Burgers, As Voted By CityBeat Readers

From backyard grill outs and roadside drive-thrus to gourmet interpretations, these beefy bunned babies are like a slab of comfort food you…

By CityBeat Staff

Overall Burger: 8. Sammy's Craft Burgers & Beer
    4767 Creek Road, Blue Ash
    Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beer has been around since 2009, offering fresh food and a casual dining experience. Nothing at Sammy’s is ever frozen, and the restaurant also sources everything from its bread to its produce and patties locally. The biggest and most popular attraction for guests is the ever-changing Sammy’s burger of the month. 
    Photo: Facebook.com/sammysCBB
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21 Boozy Cincinnati Destinations For Wine Lovers

Here are a few local wineries, wine shops and bars for you to visit any damn day of the week because #welovewine.…

By CityBeat Staff

Vinoklet Winery
    11069 Colerain Ave., Bevis
    Thirty acres of picturesque rolling hills and ponds in the only working winery with a vineyard in Hamilton County. Also home to Vinoklet Restaurant. 
    Photo: Catie Viox
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20 New Cincinnati Patios to Drink on This Summer

Patio season is upon us in the Queen City (bless), and after what feels like perhaps the longest winter of our lives,…

By CityBeat Staff

Vista at Lytle Park
    311 Pike St., Downtown
    Cincinnati’s new Lytle Park Hotel features a spectacular rooftop patio named the Vista at Lytle Park. The 5,000-square-foot rooftop lounge offers panoramic views of the Queen City and Ohio River. The space is equipped with an "indoor" lounge (where the bar is located) lined with windows that open up to the outdoor patio with two fireplaces, seating and tables. Choose from a selection of cocktails, wine, beer and spirits. They also offer a selection of light bites and shareables. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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35 New Cincinnati Bars & Restaurants You May Have Missed Over the Pandemic

We're a little over a year since the pandemic reached us locally, but despite the immense challenges that came along with it,…

By CityBeat Staff


    Subito
    311 Pike St., Downtown
    Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this past June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated rooftop lounge, Vista at Lytle Park. Subito's menu focuses on homemade pastas, stone-oven pizzas, fresh seafood, steaks and antipasta. Head to their bar for a selection of white, red and sparkling wines — including their own house sparkler by Ohio River Valley. They also boast spirits and cocktails.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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19 Secret Menu Items You Can Try During Asian Food Week May 3-9

Fifty restaurants across the Greater Cincinnati area will be participating in the 2021 Asian Food Week from May 3-9. This event kicks…

By CityBeat Staff

Sawasdee Thai Cuisine and Sushi
    6600 Dixie Highway, Fairfield
    Secret Menu Items: Thai Papaya Salad (papaya salad, sticky rice and grilled chicken; $12.99); Bento Box ($12.99)
    Photo: Catie Viox/Provided by Asianati
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Inside Rosie's Cocktails & Pies, Cincinnati's New East Coast-Style Pizza Joint

From the team behind downtown's Crown Republic Gastropub and Over-the-Rhine's boutique steakhouse Losanti comes Rosie's Cocktails & Pies. The East Coast-style pizza spot…

By CityBeat Staff

Interior of the cozy and vibrant dining room
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These Are Cincinnati's 10 Best New Bars, According to CityBeat Readers

Despite the challenges faced by the bar and restaurant industry throughout the COVID pandemic, folks still found ways to support new local…

By CityBeat Staff

Owned by husband and wife duo Amy and Tom Fessler, when designing the space and menu, they found a great deal of inspiration from a vacation to California's Venice Beach.
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22 Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week Restaurants Offering Their Deals for Carry-Out April 19-25

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns April 19-25 this spring, featuring $26, $36 and $46 three-course meals from dozens of Cincinnati restaurants. One…

By CityBeat Staff

The Capital Grille
    $46 3-Course Lunch and Dinner // Dine-In or Carry-Out
    FIRST COURSE (choose one): Field Greens Salad with parmesan vinaigrette; Wedge Salad with blue cheese dressing and bacon lardons; New England Clam Chowder.
    SECOND COURSE (choose one) 8-oz Filet Mignon; 14-oz Bone-In Dry-Aged New York Strip Steak (pictured); Citrus Glazed Salmon; Roasted Chicken Breast with wild mushroom risotto.
    SECOND COURSE ACCOMPANIMENTS (choose one): Creamed Spinach; Sam’s Mashed Potatoes.
    THIRD COURSE (choose one): Creme Brulee with fresh berries; Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake.
    Photo: Provided
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Here's Where to Find Cincinnati's Best Takeout Restaurants

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than two decades, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Eats,…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 5 Best Takeout: Gomez Salsa
    107 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine
    Gomez Salsa in Over-the-Rhine has a walk-up takeout window, so it's no wonder it made it on this list of best takeout. Between Gomez's signature turtles — a burrito-sized tortilla stuffed with meat, veggies, salsa and sauce and sealed with a crunchy cheesy kiss — tacos, burritos and fresh drinks, there is something for everyone. Gomez also has a restaurant in Walnut Hills for sit-down dining.
    Photo: Lindsay McCarty
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25 Over-the-Top Eats from Cincinnati Restaurants Sure to Satisfy Your Munchies

Sometimes a sort of unreasonable hunger strikes, and when that time comes, a regular ole' grilled cheese just won't cut it. Lucky…

By CityBeat Staff

Mikey’s Late Night Slice
    2014 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
    Mikey Late Night Slice's is known for its giant, foldable pizza slices and drunk-friendly menu items, like the "Pizza Dog," a hot dog stuffed with pepperoni and cheese, which is then wrapped in a slice of pizza as the bun. There's also the Cheezus Crust and Baby Cheezus, which is American cheese melted on top of two slices of pizza and pressed together into a sandwich. 
    Photo via instagram.com/latenightslice
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Cincinnati's 10 Best Brunch Spots Worth Getting Out of Bed For

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than two decades, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Eats,…

By CityBeat Staff

3. Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
    1201 Broadway St., Pendleton
    It’s biscuit time any time at this frontier-themed eatery. The star of the show — and menu — are baked golden nuggets of goodness. These buttery, soft discs with a close crumb and a browned, lightly bubbled top are present in everything from sandwiches and bowls to sweets. The Gold Shoes has three biscuits and a choice of gravy — Sawmill, Peppercorn or Vegan Tomato. Also check out Aunt Sally’s Shrimp: Thai-inspired lemongrass shrimp with coconut chili gravy, smoked cheddar grits, and diced country ham. A second location will be opening in Union, Kentucky this year.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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A Taste of What You Can Try During Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week This April

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns April 19-25 this spring, featuring $26, $36 and $46 three-course meals from dozens of Cincinnati restaurants. One…

By CityBeat Staff

Eighteen at the Radisson
    $36 3-Course Dinner // Dine-In Only
    Half Rack Baby Back Ribs: (pictured right, second course option)
    Photo: Provided
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Cincinnati's 10 Best Rooftop Bars to Visit This Summer

Yes, sweet summertime will be here before you know it... which means it's time to figure out which local rooftop bars you…

By CityBeat Staff

1. Rhinegeist
    1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
    Rhinegeist has worked quickly over the past half-decade to become one of the city’s favorite local brewers.  Their 25,000-square-foot warehouse tucked away on the north end of Elm is home to boozy alchemy and big house parties. Head upstairs to the weather-dependent giant patio. This very chill wooden rooftop deck features ample seating and an upstairs bar with more than a dozen draft beers and ciders, plus a selection of wine and draft cocktails.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Mariemont's Sophisticated Seafood-Centric Eatery The Emery

Looking Glass Hospitality Group — the team behind TAHONA Kitchen+Bar, S.W. Clyborne Provision & Spirits, Fretboard Brewing & Public House and Toast…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of The Emery
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These are Cincinnati's Best Restaurants, According to CityBeat Readers

Every year, CityBeat publishes the Best of Cincinnati, wherein readers and staffers alike decide which bars are the booziest, which people are…

By CityBeat Staff

Best New Restaurant
    1. Ivory House, ivoryhousecincy.com
    2. The Governor, governordiner.com
    3. Fifty West Burger Bar, fiftywestbrew.com
    4. Good Plates Eatery, goodplateseatery.com
    5. Khora, khorarestaurant.com
    6. Galactic Fried Chicken, galacticfriedchicken.com
    7. Pepp & Dolores, peppanddolores.com
    8. Dear Restaurant & Butchery, dear-restaurant.com
    9. Taqueria 251, taqueria2five1.com
    10. OTR Chili Co., otrchilico.com
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Northside's Long-Anticipated Deli, Cheese Shop and Specialty Grocer Morsel & Nosh

Life is all about the little things, and Morsel & Nosh is bringing you the best of small bites with big flavor.…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Northside's Long-Anticipated Deli, Cheese Shop and Specialty Grocer Morsel & Nosh
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Over-the-Rhine's Main Street is Now Home to Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint. Let's Take a Tour:

Virginia-based burger and craft beer chain Jack Brown’s started as a dream shared between two longtime friends. About 12 years after Aaron…

By CityBeat Staff

Virginia-based burger and craft beer chain Jack Brown’s opened on Main Street in February.
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Inside Over-the-Rhine's New Sushi Spot Kanji — From the Team Behind Drunken Bento

Local restaurateur Inho Cha recently opened his third Cincinnati restaurant with Kanji in Findlay Market. Kanji's menu focuses on sushi and Korean cuisine…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of Kanji, which hosted its grand opening on Jan. 23
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22 New Cincinnati Restaurants You Need to Try This Spring

The Cincinnati food scene is about to get a lot more flavorful. Between two specialty meat and cheese shops, a cannabis-themed sub…

By CityBeat Staff

FB’s Kitchen & Lounge
    126 W. 6th St., Downtown
    FB’s recently hosted their grand opening on March 10. The eatery boasts 4K TVs, fresh pasta and pizza and a patio, making it the “only Italian-inspired sports bar in Downtown Cincinnati,” their website says. The menu features wagyu beef meatballs, 12-inch specialty pizzas and a variety of cocktails. FB’s is a brainchild of the Earth + Ocean Restaurant Group (folks behind E+O Kitchen and E+O New Asian). 
    Photo: Tony Frank
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Inside Covington's Purrfect Day Cat Cafe, an Adoption Agency Meets a Coffee Shop

In just four months since opening its doors in Nov. 2020, the Purrfect Day Cafe in Covington is celebrating its 200th cat…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Covington's Purrfect Day Cat Cafe, an Adoption Agency Meets a Coffee Shop
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Inside Oakley Fish House, Newest Eatery From Team Behind Teak OTR

Oakley Square welcomed a deliciously nostalgic addition over the course of the pandemic, taking over the space formerly occupied by long-time eatery…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Oakley Fish House, Newest Eatery From Team Behind Teak OTR
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25 Cincinnati Staple Restaurants Every Newbie Needs to Try

Whether you're a Queen City visitor or a new resident, Cincinnati has plenty of eateries to grace your taste buds with. But…

By CityBeat Staff

Zip's Cafe 
    1036 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout
    Zip’s has been doing burgers right since 1926, and generations of East Side Cincinnatians call Zip burgers their favorite. If you’re feeling like a light meal, order a classic Zip burger, with fresh, flame-broiled meat from local butcher Avril-Bleh & Sons, nestled in a toasted honey-egg bun from Klosterman Baking Company, and a side of super crispy onion rings. Or go big with the Girth Burger, a Zip burger topped with a split Avril-Bleh mettwurst. With worn wood flooring and dark wood paneling, the small space is separated into a dining area and a bar by a saloon-style door with a model train circling above. Head to the back bar for a local beer on draft while you wait for space at a booth or a seat at one of the shared family-style tables. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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15 Cincinnati-Style Chili Parlors You Should Have Tried By Now

If you’ve lived in Cincinnati for any amount of time, you’ve likely stumbled into the center of a debate between die-hard fans…

By CityBeat Staff

Camp Washington Chili
    3005 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati
     Named one of the “10 Best Restaurants in Cincinnati” by USA Today, there’s no question as to why Camp Washington Chili has been operating since 1940. It is good eats! Despite having ‘chili’ in the name, this establishment offers many chili-free options, including burgers, grilled chicken, hot dogs, fries, coleslaw and salad.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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10 Excellent Cincinnati Spots For Sipping Margaritas

We're celebrating National Margarita Day on Feb. 22, but honestly, when isn't it a good time for a tasty marg? After a…

By CityBeat Staff

Condado Tacos
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Inside Covington Scratch-Made Brunch Eatery Cedar, Offering Diners a Delicious "One-Hour Vacation"

Imagine a layer of spicy chorizo resting underneath a blanket of sunny-side-up eggs. Beneath those are homemade, steaming breakfast potatoes. Fresh jalapen?o…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of Cedar
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Cincinnati Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2021

It’s the Lenten season in Cincinnati, which can only mean one thing: Fish Fry Fridays are back. (That and someone you know…

By CityBeat Staff

St. James the Greater
    St. James the Greater has been blessing the White Oak area with quality Lenten meals for over 10 years. Fried or baked fish, fish sandwiches, shrimp, pizza, mac and cheese, Servatii’s pretzels — there’s something for everyone. 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.
    Photo via Facebook.com/StJamesFishFry
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25 Sweet Restaurant Deals to Enjoy During Taste of Cincinnati All Winter Long

The Taste of Cincinnati All Winter Long program has provided $4 million in grants to Cincinnati bars and restaurants to help them…

By CityBeat Staff

Westwood Nation Kitchen & Bar
    3435 Epworth Ave., Westwood
    Nation Kitchen & Bar offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches like the popular Nation burger, with a 6-ounce brisket patty, smoked cheddar, whiskey barbecue sauce, onion straws and horseradish aioli on a challah bun. Slingin’ patties in Pendleton since 2015, the Best of Cincinnati award-winning eatery opened a second location in Westwood in the revitalized Junietta Avenue Firehouse in October.  
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Cincinnati's 25 Most Romantic Restaurants, According to Yelp

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and the Queen City is gushing with enchanting local eateries to for a special night…

By CityBeat Staff

Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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20 Cincinnati Pizzerias That Are Offering Delivery When You Need it Most

Pizza: it's just about everyone's favorite meal. It's a no fuss, one-handed vehicle for some of life's most delicious ingredients (cheese, meats…

By CityBeat Staff

Photo via Facebook.com/Adriaticos
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