The 25 Best Things We Ate in Cincinnati This Weird Year

Despite a rather restrictive year, it's safe to say our personal culinary endeavors went virtually unharmed over the course of the pandemic,…

By CityBeat Staff

Parlor Pizza Project at Oakley Wines
    4011 Allston St., Oakley
    On Sundays, Oakley Wines teams up with Parlor Pizza Project to throw a tasty little pizza party pop-up. They typically feature two or three different 10-inch pizza options weekly, which you can eat either at the shop or take to-go. It was late August when I visited, and they had a local sweet corn and heirloom tomato pie available. The crust was chewy and crispy and the toppings were deliciously balanced between sweet, savory and delightfully fresh. — Hailey Bollinger 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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30 of the Tastiest Places to Get Chicken Wings in Cincinnati

Chicken wings: the ultimate bar food for sports fans, those who want to test the limits of their spice tolerance and people…

By CityBeat Staff

Knockback Nats
    10 W. Seventh St., Downtown
    Wings are king at Knockback Nats, whether they’re dry-drubbed or tossed in one of Knockback Nats 12 sauces — including their award-winning bourbon-pineapple barbecue and spicy garlic ranch. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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21 Healthy Cincinnati Restaurants to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Whether you're staying on track for your dieting goals or you're simply looking for something fresh and light, these Queen City eateries…

By CityBeat Staff

Maplewood Kitchen and Bar
    525 Race St., Downtown; 5065 Deerfield Blvd., Mason
    Maplewood serves up dishes and ingredients that would be right at home on the West Coast: cold-pressed juices, superfood salads, egg-white omelets and somewhat nutritious cocktails, like the roasted tomatillo bloody mary. Made with Tito’s vodka, house tomatillo bloody mary mix and cold-pressed Super Greens juice (kale, celery, spinach, romaine and pineapple), it’s topped off by a purple cabbage accouterment. Helmed by Thunderdome, popular Metropole menu items include avocado benedict, vegan power bowl and the housemade veggie burger.
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21 Cincinnati Restaurants to Visit When You’re Broke AF

These local eateries may be light on the wallet, but they're heavy on the flavor. When you're on the hunt for a…

By CityBeat Staff

Tortilleria Garcia
    5917 Hamilton Ave., College Hill
    Tortilleria Garcia opened their second Cincinnati location in spring of 2019. The eatery will change everything you think you know about tacos. One might assume that the highlight of a taco is the protein or the salsa, but once you take a bite of a fresh corn tortilla made by restaurant owner Omar Garcia and his team, you’ll come to understand that — if made with respect for tradition and natural ingredients — what was once a mere vessel for taco fillings is now the centerpiece of the meal. Menu options here run the gamut from tamales, nachos and burritos to tacos, rotisserie chicken and fresh corn tortillas by the pack. (Note to self: Taco Tuesdays offer $1 tacos, less than half the standard price.) Recipes are inspired by those of Garcia’s mother and grandmother and the Mexican family farm where they grew corn when he was a child.
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20 Cincinnati Bars with Food as Good as Their Drinks

These local watering holes have their priorities straight: a great selection of cocktails, beer and wine paired with enough snacks and entrées to…

By CityBeat Staff

    1233 Clay St., Over-the-Rhine
    Longfellow is the OTR version of a dive bar. Cool crafted cocktails include selections like the Spruce Goose, with barrel-aged gin, honey, lime, bitters and tonic. A fun pay-it-forward board menu allows you to buy drinks for friends, strangers and crushes. If you're hungry, try their Blue Collar Plate: various sliced charcuterie sandwiched in baguette with Dijon, pickled shallot and, optionally, anchovy (get it). Served with a 16 oz. beer and Grippo's chips.
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Cincinnati's 20 Best Breakfast and Brunch Destinations

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,…

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Cincinnati's 20 Best Breakfast and Brunch Destinations
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These 23 Restaurants and Bars are New or Coming Soon to Cincinnati

Cincinnati's city center is an ever-expanding hub for foodies and nightlife enthusiasts. Here are some of the places that are opening soon…

By CityBeat Staff

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink
    701 Madison Ave., Covington
    This bar and restaurant operates out of the more than 100-year-old building formerly occupied by Rich's Gruen Watches, a high-end jewelry store. The bar’s menu includes wine, beer, cocktails and spirits, with a special emphasis placed on bourbon. The kitchen provides food with a twist on Southern fare with Creole and Kentucky influences.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Here's Where to Find Cincinnati's 10 Best Sushi Restaurants

This year, more than 900,000 people voted for CityBeat’s Best Of Cincinnati issue, choosing their favorite local spots for food, shopping, music…

By CityBeat Staff

8. Ando Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar 
    5889 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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