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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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

    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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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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Cincinnati's Most Anticipated New Restaurants and Bars Opening in 2020

New year, new Queen City restaurants and bars to add to your bucket list. From an upscale brewery and a vintage bus…

By CityBeat Staff

Esoteric Brewing Co.
    The team behind East Walnut Hills’ forthcoming Esoteric Brewing Co. is in the process of renovating a century-old building on the corner of East McMillan Street and Gilbert Avenue. They plan to offer an elevated beer drinking experience, using locally-sourced and -grown ingredients and creating “a sumptuous experience that changes the way you think about beer.”
    Photo via Google Maps
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26 Late-Night Dining Destinations in Cincinnati You Should Visit This Weekend

Whether you're famished after a long night of drinking with pals, or you're simply a night owl with an appetite — there…

By CityBeat Staff

13th Street Alley
    126 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine
    Get a taste of Philly in Cincy via a window in OTR where Philly cheesesteak reigns supreme. But seriously, this little eatery is overflowing with wraps and bowls to get you through the day. Want some fries with that? Here, you definitely do.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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24 Black-Owned Eateries To Try During Cincinnati Black Restaurant Week

Cincinnati Black Restaurant Week returns for its second-annual event, celebrating 24 black-owned and -operated restaurants and offering dining specials across the city.…

By CityBeat Staff

Just Q'in
    975 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
    Just Q’in is “committed to the mission of Faith, Love and BBQ,” and offers their smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and more coupled with classic barbecue sides. 
    Photo:  Lindsay McCarty
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25 Essential Northern Kentucky Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

It’s easy for Cincinnati foodies to focus all their energy on the city proper, but there are plenty of top-notch establishments on…

By CityBeat Staff

Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
    336 Monmouth St., Newport; 1990D Northbend Road, Hebron
    Strong's Brick Oven Pizza has become a local favorite since opening their first location in Newport in 2012. Known for their chewy, charred crust and flavorful sauce, they have been voted Northern Kentucky's best pizza every year since 2014 by Northern Kentucky Magazine. Their first Ohio location is now open in Reading.
    Photo: Khoi Nguyen
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Inside Zundo, OTR's New Ramen and Donburi House

Zundo, Over-the-Rhine’s new hot spot for ramen, opened its doors to the public Sept. 14. The restaurant promises “soulful” ramen — a traditional Japanese…

By CityBeat Staff

A spread of some menu items available at Zundo
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