Cincinnati Refined

All the best that Cincinnati has to offer, from the finest dining to hottest nightspots.

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink On the Menu: 4 Reasons to Grill in September(Photo Gallery)

On the Menu: our monthly exploration of the top four of-the-moment things that you’ve just gotta sink your teeth into. For September, we wanted to give the grill one last good summertime stoke before transitioning into more autumnal fire. Check out our top four reasons to get your grilling in now.

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Friday Jam: "When We Were On Fire" Friday Jam: "When We Were On Fire"

Friday Jam: our weekly pick for the theme song of the day, selected either because the track effectively captures the vibe of the weekend-to-come or because it's taken our playlists by storm and we just can't help but share. This week, we strip it down and turn it up with James Bay's "When We Were On Fire."

Arts & Entertainment Friday Jam (8/22): "Bang Bang"

Our weekly musical selection that either captures the vibe heading into the weekend or is a song we simply can't stop looping on our playlist. This week's pick goes to "Bang Bang" by Jessie J (feat. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

Arts & Entertainment Hilltop Stories: Community through Film(Photo Gallery)

“If you see a person three times on the street, it’s your job to stop and learn their name.” The Hilltop Stories film project focuses its lens on transforming areas into places of connection and community. Check out how the initiative is taking root in Walnut Hills.

Design & Style

Design & Style On the Market: Pendleton Townhouse On the Market: Pendleton Townhouse(Photo Gallery)

In the urban renaissance that's taking place in downtown and Over the Rhine, the housing market is also booming. So while the time to buy was 5-10 years ago ('cause you woulda looked like a real estate genius) it doesn't mean there still aren't places to invest your money and plant your flag. Case in point: 426 E. 12th Street in Pendleton.

Design & Style Real Woman, Real Style: Alicia McEwen(Photo Gallery)

Mother, college instructor, contemporary-bohemian fashionista. Alicia McEwen is a force to be reckoned with. We recently sat down with this Bellevue resident to discuss style, fashion, self-image, and looking fabulous after 40. (Her secret: Let your style grow up with you.)

Design & Style Bold Fusion Instagram Roundup(Photo Gallery)

Bold Fusion, the largest convergence of young professionals in the area, held its 10th annual conference on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Horseshoe Casino. Andrew Yang, CEO of Venture for America and author of "Smart People Should Build Things" gave the keynote address.

Design & Style Marco... Polo (i.e. The 2014 Galloping Pig)(Photo Gallery)

Polo. Live music. Eats and drinks. Divot stomping! The second annual Galloping Pig folded the best of all worlds — philanthropy, sports, and entertainment — into a worthwhile and highly enjoyable afternoon. Hosted by the BowTie Foundation (a local community fund that works to support underpriveleged youth), the event was classic Cincy fun. (Plus, there was time to pet the horses!)

Design & Style Photos: Game, Set ... Superlatives!(Photo Gallery)

Action, competition, entertainment. It's been a phenomenal week. The courts, however, haven't been the only proving grounds. The social experience is a tournament in and of itself. Check out our collection of folks and moments that rose to the top. Ladies and gents, we present the Superlatives of the Western & Southern Open, 2014.

Design & Style An Affair at the Open(Photo Gallery)

For the third straight year, UC Health sponsored an "Affair at the Open." The sold out event began at the Horseshoe Casino before guests were transported to the tennis center in Mason for the Saturday evening session of the semifinals.


Travel A Day in Northside(Photo Gallery)

Welcome to Northside, home to funky shops, great eats, cool bars, hot real estate, and a close-knit community of young creatives and old hands. Hop aboard and get to know "The 45223" (aka "The Right Side, the Tight Side, the Northside”).

Travel A Day in Columbia Tusculum(Photo Gallery)

Columbia Tusculum. Sweet eats, Painted Ladies, and relaxing strolls. Check out all the spots&sites as we tour through this colorful neighborhood. (Oh, and come prepared to fall in love.)