Cincinnati Refined

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

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink SNEAK PEEK: How To Make Boca's Oysters Bocafeller SNEAK PEEK: How To Make Boca's Oysters Bocafeller(Photo Gallery)

RECIPE: The series that takes you into the kitchens of the chefs, cooks, and food-enthusiasts that make Cincinnati's culinary life so uniquely robust, diverse, and (of course) delicious. This month, we head to the ever-impressive Boca for a sneak peek at a new item set to join the menu in December. The holidays just got a bit tastier.

Eat & Drink 4 Hot Drinks for a Cold Winter(Photo Gallery)

In Cincinnati, winter seems to turn up like that “friend” you invited to your holiday party but hoped wouldn’t be able to make it. But then, who should arrive at your door (an hour early) but that same pity-invite of a friend. And no, he didn’t bring a hostess gift. Here are four drinks to take the edge off of entertaining this chilly houseguest.

Eat & Drink Must-Sip Cincy Soup Spots(Photo Gallery)

Adding a certain sense of warmth, comfort, and security to any table, soup fills the stomach and warms the heart. Eateries all around Greater Cincinnati are ladling out some of the best soups and stews of the season. Here are some must-sip spots around the Tri-state.

Arts & Entertainment

SPONSORED Arts & Entertainment SPONSORED The 102-Year-Old Best Kept Arts Secret in Cincinnati(Photo Gallery)

Celebrating its 102-year-old history, the Matinée Musicale is a group that hosts intimate recitals throughout the year. And this Sunday at the Anderson Center, they will present Andrew Garland, a baritone who has held some of the lead roles in the Cincinnati Opera the past two summers.

Design & Style

Design & Style Kindervelt on the Catwalk: "Fashion's Night Out" Kindervelt on the Catwalk: "Fashion's Night Out"(Photo Gallery)

Doing good never looked so fine. Kindervelt, an auxiliary of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, took their mission to the runway this past Monday night. Check out these photos from the annual "Fashion’s Night Out" and see how the Kindervelt #50 group works it.

SPONSORED Design & Style SPONSORED Not Your Typical Pawnshop(Photo Gallery)

You know us. We love a good surprise. Currently perched at the top of our list of happy surprises? Quick Cash. (Yep, the pawn store.) Step inside to see how the company is raising the bar and flipping the script on everything you ever thought you knew about pawnshops.

Design & Style How to Dress for the Holidays(Photo Gallery)

Holiday parties are tricky on so many levels. Emily Post herself would get tripped up in this annual etiquette minefield. Not to worry, though, fellow partygoers! From “Cozy Casual” to the "FLBD" (Festive Little Black Dress), we’re here to help you navigate the season’s styles. Bring on the party.


Travel Instagram Roundup: #Cabins (Photo Gallery)

Our weekly collection of the most telling, compelling, and visually dazzling shots to be found in the photo-sharing world, themed and curated for your viewing enjoyment. Grab the hot cocoa and slip on your fuzziest slippers, because this week we're hunkering down with some seriously cozy cabins.

SPONSORED Travel SPONSORED Another BGSU Success Story(Photo Gallery)

Cincinnati native Kyle Dickman was in his first business class at Bowling Green State University when he found the inspiration to start his own company. We caught up with Kyle to check in on the venture and learn more about the Ohio university that's activating learners, thinkers, and doers from around the Tri-state.

Travel There Are Castles in Ohio? (Yup)(Photo Gallery)

You might not expect some of the coolest castles in the country to be hidden among the fields and forests of central Ohio. But (surprise!) that’s where they are. We join Roadtrippers for a quick “backyard discovery” trip to West Liberty. Come along for the ride!