25 New Greater Cincinnati Restaurants That Opened Over the Summer

The Queen City's dining scene was on fire this summer, dishing out delicious new concepts and opening additional locations of popular establishments…

By CityBeat Staff

Proud Hound Coffee
    6717 Montgomery Road, Silverton
    Located in a 4,000-square-foot warehouse, the new café officially opened on June 26 — a milestone the team has been chasing for years. Since launching in 2019, Proud Hound has been helping Cincinnatians get their caffeine fix via pop-ups with its coffee truck and cart, wholesale operations, events and collaborations. The flagship location, complete with a coffee bar and full-service kitchen, also houses its roasting facility, viewable by customers through large glass windows. Customers can expect all the usual espresso-based beverages — cortados, cappuccinos, americanos, lattes and mochas — alongside cold brews, pour overs and drip coffees. Not into coffee? The café also slings teas, hot chocolate and more. You can even order a picturesque blue matcha. The kitchen, run by executive chef Kierstin Dudley, serves up Southern-centric breakfast and brunch with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal dishes. 
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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The Most Over-the-Top $6 Cincinnati Burger Week Creations You Must Try

Cincinnati Burger Week is back, bringing $6 beefy bites (plus plenty of vegetarian options) from nearly 100 different local restaurants to the…

By CityBeat Staff

Agave & Rye
    Multiple locations including 3825 Edwards Road, Rookwood; 635 Madison Ave., Covington; 7125 Fountain View Drive, Liberty Township
    THE BABY GOT MAC!: Two burgers smashed together, topped with mac and cheese, caramelized onion and tomato sauce, fried tobacco onions, served on a brioche bun spread with spicy roasted garlic aioli.
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You Can Live in An Actual Windmill in Northern Ohio For $280,000

Recently hitting the market in Lorain, Ohio, this windmill home (4630 Kolbe Road) is a one-of-a-kind chance to play out all of…

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You Can Live in An Actual Windmill in Northern Ohio For $280,000
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All the Photos From Cincinnati's 43rd-Annual Concours d’Elegance & Hangar Party

Cincinnati's 43rd-annual Concours d'Elegance took over Ault Park on June 13, themed this year as "An Exhibition of Motorsports Excellence." The nationally…

By CityBeat Staff

Ferrari 250LM and Fort GT40
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Cincinnati's Top 10 Barbecue Spots, According to CityBeat Readers

Hungry for some meat that's been smoked, pulled or slathered in barbecue sauce? Look no further than this list to sate your…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati's Top 10 Barbecue Spots, According to CityBeat Readers
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25 Outdoor Activities to Put On Your Cincinnati Summer Bucket List

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're not quite ready to head indoors to satisfy your entertainment itch, there are…

By CityBeat Staff

Get Your Float On at Green Acres Kayak Rental
    10465 Suspension Bridge Road, Harrison
    Harrison’s Green Acres kayak rental has officially opened for the season. If you didn't get a chance to visit the livery last summer, traditional operations have shifted a bit to allow for safer trips for their guests. You must book your date and pay for your trip online in advance. The outfitter is only offering the 8-mile trip, and guests must be age 12+ and weigh more than 75 pounds to participate. No dogs or large coolers are permitted, and only single kayaks are available. Trips start at $26.75 and increase by $8 on weekends or holidays.
    Photo: facebook.com/greenacreskayak
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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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These Are Cincinnati’s 10 Best Independent Bookstores, as Voted by CityBeat Readers

The Queen City is home to a vibrant community of bookworms. And lucky for them, there are plenty of locally-owned neighborhood bookstores…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 3: Roebling Point Books & Coffee
    306 Greenup St., Covington
    As the name suggests Roebling Point, is both an indie bookstore and community coffee shop. Owner Richard Hunt likes to refer to it as a “third place” — that space that isn’t work or home but feels just as comfortable. Roebling Point has created its niche by providing fair-trade, organic coffee in addition to books and by sharing profound quotes on the chalkboards on the building’s exterior. Multiple rooms house a customer-influenced book inventory. Fiction and non-fiction works rest among local authors, poetry, children’s books and a handful of classics.
    Photo: Francisco Huerta
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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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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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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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Twitter Presents: What "1-3 Inches of Snow" Looks Like in Cincinnati

Greater Cincinnati woke up to a blanket of snow on the morning of Feb. 9, after much more than the originally anticipated…

By CityBeat Staff

Twitter Presents: What "1-3 Inches of Snow" Looks Like in Cincinnati
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25 Greater Cincinnati Restaurants That Closed Their Doors in 2020

The financial and emotional strain of the pandemic has affected just about every aspect of the humanity, and the local beverage and…

By CityBeat Staff

Kaze
    1400 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
    Kaze and its 36 Chambers Bar ended business operations at the start of 2020. The OTR Japanese restaurant and bar was purchased by The Thunderdome Restaurant group — which also owns Currito, CityBird, Bakersfield and other Cincinnati favorites — in July of 2019. 
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42 Things We're Grateful for in Cincinnati This Thanksgiving Season

’Tis the season to be thankful, and despite a rather challenging year, there is plenty to be grateful for in the Queen…

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Libby’s Southern Comfort gave away toilet paper with carryout orders during the TP shortage
    Photo: Facebook.com/LibbysSouthernComfort
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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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We Attended a Goat Yoga Session at Taft's Brewpourium and Could Barely Handle the Cute

Taft's Brewpourium has recently teamed up with The Yoga Bar and YoGoat for some socially distant exercise, entertainment and imbibing. We attended…

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We Attended a Goat Yoga Session at Taft's Brewpourium and Could Barely Handle the Cute
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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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Important Things We've Learned During Cincinnati Quarantine (and Hope to Remember Moving Forward)

Chances are, if you are a human on the planet Earth, you’ve recently spent the last four to six weeks (or more)…

By CityBeat Staff

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
    Between Covington and downtown Cincinnati
    Originally conceived as the Cincinnati-Covington Bridge, the Roebling Bridge officially opened to traffic, connecting the two riverfronts, on January 1, 1867. At the time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. For over 150 years — after much upkeep and refortification — the castle-like columns have stood tall on the Ohio River and have since become a trademark of the city’s skyline. Pedestrians are free to cross the bridge and admire the craftsmanship along the way to their destination.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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Carry-Out Specials to Savor at Home During Virtual Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week

CityBeat's Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week will once again bring an exclusive, local dining experience to the Tri-State — but with a twist.…

By CityBeat Staff

Prime
    10 oz. prime New York strip steak
    Photo: Provided by Prime
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Cincinnati's 10 Best Burger Spots, Ranked by Our Readers

CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati issue has officially arrived, highlighting the city’s most outstanding Arts & Culture, Eats, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife,…

By CityBeat Staff

1. Nation Kitchen & Bar
    1200 Broadway St., Pendleton
    Photo via Facebook.com/nationkitchenandbar
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Everyone We Saw at 3 Points Urban Brewing's New Year's Eve Party in Pendleton

"First Midnight" returned to Pendleton's 3 Points Urban Brewing on New Year's Eve to send off the decade in style. Hosted by…

By CityBeat Staff

Everyone We Saw at 3 Points Urban Brewing's New Year's Eve Party in Pendleton
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CityBeat's Best Photos of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, some of us are wishing the year wouldn’t end while others are saying “Good riddance!” It’s…

By CityBeat Staff

BLINK 2019
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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25 CityBeat Covers We Love to Celebrate a Quarter of a Century

CityBeat celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. That's roughly 1,300 individual issues we've produced over the past quarter of a century. And…

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25 CityBeat Covers We Love to Celebrate a Quarter of a Century
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Everyone We Saw at the 12th-Annual Cincinnati SantaCon

The annual hibernal holiday pub crawl (or horror show, depending on whether or not you appreciate 10,000 drunk Santas on the streets)…

By CityBeat Staff

Everyone We Saw at the 12th-Annual Cincinnati SantaCon
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Inside Over-the-Rhine's Losanti, a Boutique Steakhouse in the Former Anchor-OTR Space

Billing itself as a “boutique steakhouse,” Losanti has revamped the space near Washington Park that used to be The Anchor-OTR and given…

By CityBeat Staff

A colorful back wall features a mural by regional artist Atalie Gagnet, whose terrific outdoor works are some of the most striking in mural-rich Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati's 24 Hottest Bars Located Outside of Over-the-Rhine

Over-the-Rhine may be a hot spot for nightlife, but if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle while seeking out a…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati's 24 Hottest Bars Located Outside of Over-the-Rhine
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All the Cheesy Photos from the Cincinnati Pizza Week Kick-Off Party at Braxton Brewing Co.

CityBeat’s Pizza Week is back Nov. 4-10. But before people are able to gorge on seven days’ worth of $8 pies from…

By CityBeat Staff

All the Cheesy Photos from the Cincinnati Pizza Week Kick-Off Party at Braxton Brewing Co.
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