Cincy’s Beloved Thai Restaurant Teak Has Reopened Across From Washington Park

After closing its doors in Mount Adams in 2017, the owners of Teak Thai have reopened in a fresh, new space across…

By CityBeat Staff

A spread of menu items available at Teak OTR
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25 Must-Try Cincinnati Restaurants That Opened This Summer

Cincinnati restaurant owners have stayed busy during this pandemic, because whether or not the world is ending, we've still gotta eat. So…

By CityBeat Staff


    Subito
    311 Pike St., Downtown
    Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this 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 antipasti, with executive chef Michael McIntosh at the helm. Guests can choose from more traditional Italian eats like cacio e pepe, burrata and margherita pizza or opt for creative takes on classics like their vegan torta di ceci with vegan tofu-ricotta, farinata, kale, beets, carrot ribbons lemon oil and micro greens.
    Head to their bar for a selection of whites, reds and sparkling wines — including their own house sparkling wine by Ohio River Valley. They also boast spirits and cocktails, like their Mabel's Manhattan with Woodford Rye, Carpano Antica, Peychaud's and Benedictine bitters and a filthy cherry.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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These $6 Cincinnati Burger Week Deals Are Available for Carry-Out

Cincinnati Burger Week is back Aug. 17-23, offering a week's worth of $6 burgers from over 50 different local restaurants. And while…

By CityBeat Staff

Nation Kitchen & Bar
    1200 Broadway St., Pendleton
    FAJITA BURGER: Two burger patties, pepper jack cheese, sautéed onions and peppers, guacamole, fresh jalapeños, and pico de gallo, on a Challah bun.
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Inside Over-the-Rhine's 1940s-Inspired Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge

Despite the unusual circumstances of this year, Tammie Scott has been hard at work. She's putting the finishing touches on her new…

By CityBeat Staff

The bar at Nostalgia
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The Most Epic $6 Burgers You Can Try During Cincinnati Burger Week 2020

Cincinnati Burger Week returns this Aug. 17-23, offering a week's worth of $6 burgers from over 50 different local restaurants. Here's a…

By CityBeat Staff

deSha's American Tavern
    A Ducking Good Burger: Ground beef, fontina cheese, roasted tomato-garlic aioli, topped with shredded potatoes tossed in duck fat and served on a brioche bun 
    Photo: Provided
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Cincinnati's 22 Best Burgers and Veggie Burgers As Voted By You

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: 1. Nation Kitchen & Bar
    1200 Broadway St., Pendleton 				
    Nation has been an anchor in the Over-the-Rhine/Pendleton burger scene since 2015 with its inviting atmosphere and simple and delicious menu. Operated by Hickory Wald Hospital-
    ity, their second location is set to open in Westwood later this year. Nation is one of the top-voted burgers destinations the city for two main reasons: 1) the toppings are straightforward, with only one or two extra ingredients in addition to the standard LTOP (aka lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle), keeping the burgers approachable. 2) Nation’s signature double-stacked thin patty allows for double the cheese (aka double the goodness). The most popular burger on the menu is a tie between The Nation Burger (smoked cheddar, whiskey barbecue sauce, onion straws and horseradish aioli) and the Whiskey Bacon (cheddar, bacon, barbecue and apple slaw). 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Westwood's New Upscale Eatery Ivory House Honors an Influential Past Mayor

Named after James N. Gamble, former Westwood mayor before the West Side was annexed to the City of Cincinnati and also inventor…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of Ivory House
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25 Greater Cincinnati Breweries Boasting Beautiful Patios for Outdoor Drinking

The Queen City is well-equipped when it comes to our craft brewery options. And in the age of COVID-19, finding a patio…

By CityBeat Staff

Urban Artifact
    1660 Blue Rock St., Northside
    Located in Northside’s historic St. Patrick’s church, Urban Artifact has plenty of room to enjoy one of their uniquely sour or fruity brews in the breezy courtyard. They themselves say that it is “one of the best places in the city to sit outside with a beer,” with umbrella-ed picnic tables and huge trees to provide shade. 
    Photo via Facebook.com/urbanartifactbrewing
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Inside The Standard, An Old Filling Station-Turned Vibrant New Covington Restaurant

The dynamic duo behind popular Covington dining and drinking destinations Otto's, Frida and Larry's have opened their most recent project, The Standard,…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside The Standard, An Old Filling Station-Turned Vibrant New Covington Restaurant
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28 Socially Distant Cincinnati Patios Where You Can Dine and Drink This Fall

In the age of COVID, Greater Cincinnati restaurants, bars and patios are putting a strong focus on their outdoor accommodations. Check out…

By CityBeat Staff

HomeMakers Outpost
    
    39 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine
    Over the summer, HomeMakers transformed the space behind their bar into their own outdoor drinking and dining destination — the Outpost, with a vintage Airstream trailer bar and a string-lit garden patio, and teamed up with Cincinnati Music Accelerator for entertainment. 
    But the vintage Airstream has packed up and moved back home, and HomeMakers has welcomed a different kind of bev bar on wheels, via a collab with Fifty West Brewery's WV beer bus. The patio is sporting a new autumnal look for the new season, thanks to the Art Academy and Urban Sites, in addition to fall cocktails and comforting new menu additions.
    Photo: Savana Willhoite
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Cincinnati's 25 Best Restaurants for Carry-Out Right Now According to Yelp

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Queen City restaurants have very quickly — and rather seamlessly — adapted their business models to offer…

By CityBeat Staff

4. Pepp & Dolores
    1501 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
    ”This carry-out was just what I needed this week as my special dinner for making it to Friday, day 50 of 94% solitary confinement. Rather than eating out of the box like the hermit I've become, I plated it with the respect it deserved. I had the house made ricotta bread. Wedge salad. And Gricia. All of it was amazing with a special treat of crunchy little cookies to finish it off. ” — Angela E. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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19 Cincinnati Restaurants That Have Closed Their Doors in 2020

The Queen City's culinary landscape is constantly growing and changing. It seems inevitable — especially during the financial strain of our current…

By CityBeat Staff

Sartre OTR
    1910 Elm St., Over-the Rhine
    Upscale Over-the-Rhine eatery Sartre closed its doors after the new year. The restaurant was located beneath Rhinegeist Brewery and opened in the fall of 2017. 
    The name behind French(ish) brasserie was conceived as a playful homage to philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. The eatery served up a changing menu of snacks, shareables and mains with a Parisian bistro sensibility. The space has since been transformed into OTR Chili Co., a Cincinnati-style chili parlor.
    Photo via SartreOTR
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20 Greater Cincinnati Ice Cream Parlors You Need to Visit This Summer

From old school creameries to Thai rolled, nitrogen-infused and gelato, the Queen City has plenty of options when it comes to getting…

By CityBeat Staff

Best Chocolates
    1. Aglamesis Bro’s, aglamesis.com
    2. Maverick Chocolate Co., maverickchocolate.com
    3. Esther Price, estherprice.com
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Inside Sugar n' Spice's Vibrant New Over-the-Rhine Location

Cincinnati's cult favorite breakfast eatery Sugar n' Spice officially opened up their much-anticipated Over-the-Rhine location in the former Joe's Diner on July…

By CityBeat Staff

Inside Sugar n' Spice's Vibrant New Over-the-Rhine Location
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Inside Walnut Hills' New Immersive Tiki Tiki Bang Bang Bar and Cinema Show Experience

Walnut Hills' Quentin Tarantino-themed speakeasy the Video Archive has transformed into a different kind of immersive entertainment experience as of July 10.…

By CityBeat Staff

Guests enjoying their Tiki cocktails
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16 Cincinnati Rooftop Patios Where You Can Enjoy a Cocktail With a View

What's better than a drink with a view? Not much. The Queen City has plenty of rooftop patios boasting stunning sights of…

By CityBeat Staff

The outdoor rooftop patio overlooking Lytle Park
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Inside Lytle Park Hotel's New Upscale Italian Eatery Subito and Dazzling Rooftop Lounge

Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated…

By CityBeat Staff

Subito's lounge and bar
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20 Most Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in Cincinnati This Year

Hope y'all are hungry: The Queen City has plenty of new restaurants for you to sink your teeth into this year. From…

By CityBeat Staff


    Sugar n' Spice
    1203 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine
    The Paddock Hills staple will open a second location in Over-the-Rhine on July 11. The eatery will consist of a 1950s-style dining car and larger dining room which will serve classic breakfast and lunch items but, unlike the original, it will also include brunch drinks like mimosas and bloody marys.
    Photo: Tony Frank
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Inside Third Eye Brewing, Sharonville's Funky New Watering Hole

“LIVE LIFE. DO GOOD. DRINK BEER.” This is the mantra of Sharonville’s Third Eye Brewing and it sounds like a philosophy everyone could benefit…

By CityBeat Staff

Walk in to the brewery and you are faced with a vibrant and whimsical atmosphere, with a colorful and slightly psychedelic mural by David Jonathan Uy serving as the centerpiece of the bar and giving the industrial space some “warmth and character.”
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22 New Cincinnati Restaurants That Have Opened So Far This Year

Nothing can stop the Queen City's food and beverage industry from shining — not even a global pandemic. These Greater Cincinnati restaurants,…

By CityBeat Staff


    OTR Chili Co.
    1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine 
     Housed in the old Sartre space in the Rhinegeist Brewery building, OTR Chili Company is a retro diner-style spot offering self-proclaimed "authentic Cincinnati chili" in addition to burgers, salads and shakes. The chili menu features all the classics: a 3-, 4- or 5-Way made with 100-percent beef and secret spice blend, plus a vegetarian way. For booze fans, you can add a shot of bourbon to your malted chocolate or vanilla shake for just $4.
    Photo via Facebook.com/Rhinegeist
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Sneak Peek of What You Can Try During June's Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week

CityBeat's Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week is once again bringing a local dining experience to the Tri-State. While Virtual Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week took place…

By CityBeat Staff

Goose & Elder
    6 oz. Peppercorn-crusted Ohio Wagyu sirloin steak with watercress, krinkle cut fries, béarnaise
    Photo: Provided by Goose & Elder
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Cincinnati's Fifty West Burger Bar is a New Can't-Miss Summertime Hot Spot

Every sign told the pioneer of Fifty West’s new Columbia Township burger joint that opening up shop during a pandemic was a…

By CityBeat Staff

Double cheeseburger and Flat-Top Dog with fries
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Newport on the Levee's Bridgeview Box Park is a Vibrantly Delicious Outdoor Foodie Destination

Bridgeview Box Park, a cluster of small food, drink and shopping vendors conglomerated where Mitchell’s Fish Market used to sit at Newport…

By CityBeat Staff

Bridgeview Box Park
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Inside The Governor, an East Coast-Style Diner in Downtown Milford

Brothers Paul and Neil Barraco had been working in fine dining for years when they returned to their East Coast roots to…

By CityBeat Staff

Exterior of The Governor
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Black-Owned Cincinnati Restaurants and Shops to Support

From bakeries, barbecue and burger spots to boutiques boasting clothing, plants and candles, show your support for black members of the community…

By CityBeat Staff

Photo: Liz Davis
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17 Essential Cincinnati Creamy Whips You Need to Visit This Summer

If you grew up in Cincinnati — or even in the Midwest — you know that when your favorite neighborhood creamy whip…

By CityBeat Staff

Zip Dip
    4050 Drew Ave., Westwood
    Zip Dip literally shines like a beacon of light through the dark — the iconic neon lightning bolt adorning the roof is unmistakable. It was added to the building in 1951 and has been guiding customers through summer heat waves to ice cream salvation ever since. 
    What to order: Everyone loves a classic. The top-seller here is a basic small cone with a twist, but scrap the whole chocolate and vanilla idea. Zip Dip serves an orange and vanilla twist that will make you forget you ever wanted anything else. If you’re looking for more, Zip Dip has a whole heap of ice cream selections from chipwiches to sugar-free yogurt to banana boat parfaits. Those who prefer to drink their ice cream should skip the shakes and opt for a malt instead.
    Photo: Jesse Fox
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25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Dine Inside This Weekend

As Greater Cincinnati begins to phase back into something resembling normalcy, restaurants were allowed to offer indoor seating starting Thursday, May 21.…

By CityBeat Staff

25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants Where You Can Dine Inside This Weekend
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20 Locally Owned Cincinnati Butcher Shops for All Your Grilling Needs

Summer is upon us, which means it's time to fire up the grill and dust off your apron. And when it comes…

By CityBeat Staff

Photo: Savana Wilhoite
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Y'all Forgot How to Social Distance According to These Twitter Reacts to Cincinnati Patios Reopening

May 15 was the date set in place for Ohio bars and restaurants to reopen their outdoor seating. And as most of…

By CityBeat Staff

Y'all Forgot How to Social Distance According to These Twitter Reacts to Cincinnati Patios Reopening
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A Taste of the New Menu at Downtown's The View at Shires' Garden

The View at Shires' Garden, located on top of Cincinnati's City Club Apartments, is debuting its new menu this weekend, which features…

By CityBeat Staff

The rooftop patio at The View at Shires' Garden
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