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

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink Photos: Faces of Findlay Photos: Faces of Findlay(Photo Gallery)

Spend a morning at Findlay Market and you'll meet plenty of characters. Let's say "Hi" to a few of the merchants & other folks that make this landmark the heart of the city. ("Palate" of the city? ... "Tummy?" Whatever it is, we love it.)

Eat & Drink 5 Under the Radar Happy Hours in Cincinnati (Photo Gallery)

Happy hour. Typically (but not always) positioned in the late afternoon and early evening hours, it's the perfect opportunity to transition into the weekend or celebrate a midweek victory at the office. The Queen City's culinary/ bar scene offers a laundry list of notable happy hours. Here are a few to get you started.

Eat & Drink Pumpkin Beer Roundup(Photo Gallery)

Pumpkin beer is taking over local taps. And this year, some new breweries have tossed their hats into the ring. How do they compare to the time-honored favorites? From palate to alcoholic volume, here’s what you need to know.

Eat & Drink Try These 5 Cocktails This Fall(Photo Gallery)

Now that the season of pumpkin spice, apple cider, tailgating, and football is here, your standard order at the bar might need a mix-up. As hard as it might be to put down the mojito, here are a few drinks in town that will help take fall to the next level. Cheers!

Eat & Drink Photos: Asian Food Fest at Washington Park(Photo Gallery)

The fifth-annual Asian Food Fest swept into Washington Park for an all-day, multi-faceted celebration of culture, diversity, and (of course) cuisine. With 11 nations, 13 arts & entertainment organizations, and 18 eateries represented, the event brought more than its fair share of flavor. Check the pics for a glimpse at the how the AFF rang in autumn with a happy bang!

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Behind-the-Scenes of Cirque du Soleil's Varekai Behind-the-Scenes of Cirque du Soleil's Varekai(Photo Gallery)

In a loose retelling of the story of Icarus, Cirque du Soleil heads to the Bank of Kentucky Center (Oct. 16-19) for Varekai. The experience of seeing the costumes, acrobatics, and talent of these international artists and performers is unparalleled. We caught a sneak peek during the dress rehearsal on Wednesday. Take a look!

Arts & Entertainment Instagram Roundup: #FotoFocus2014(Photo Gallery)

Instagram Roundup: 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. What better way to kick off the series than with a look into the Queen City's celebration of photography itself? Ladies and gents, we dive into #FotoFocus2014.

Arts & Entertainment FotoFocus + City Flea: A Weekend In Washington Park(Photo Gallery)

This is why we love this city! (Well, one of the reasons, anyway.) In a Venn Diagram of artful awesomeness, Washington Park truly brought the goodness to OTR this Saturday. Playing host to The City Flea (which takes place once a month) and the "FotoGram@ArtHub" exhibition, part of the city-wide FotoFocus event (which only occurs once every two years), the park was hopping with creativity, food, and fashionable folks enjoying a day in the fall sun. Check the pics!

Design & Style

Design & Style Knockout Workouts for Fall Knockout Workouts for Fall(Photo Gallery)

Is your fitness routine in an autumn slump? Tired of the same old, same old? We’ve all been there. Fortunately though, getting in shape no longer has to mean logging dreadful miles on the treadmill while the temperature plummets outside. We take a look at some of the freshest approsaches to fitness in the area.

Design & Style Street Style - Humans Of Cincinnati Edition: Scot Gilmore(Photo Gallery)

Street Style — "Humans of Cincinnati" Edition: the series that takes to the Queen City streets, strikes up an impromptu conversation with a passerby, and highlights the vibrant color and depth of the people who call Cincinnati home. In today's installment, we talk family, neighborhoods, and tattoos with Scot Gilmore.

SPONSORED Design & Style SPONSORED Laughter is the Best Medicine: True That(Photo Gallery)

“Laughter is healing,” says Candace Lemke, who has two (amazing) children with epilepsy. And that's exactly where the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” fundraiser comes in. Marshaling the curative properties of comedy against the pain of catastrophic disease, the first-annual event is setting up shop this very weekend. See you there!

Design & Style The Great Pumpkin Patch List of 2014(Photo Gallery)

Nothing, as you very well may know, looks as good on a porch (or a table, counter, windowsill… any horizontal surface, really) as a pumpkin. So warm up those engines, grab that cable knit you’ve been itching to wear, and fill up those thermoses with coffee (or better yet, cider!). It’s pumpkin patch time!

SPONSORED Design & Style SPONSORED Cincinnati Metro Goes Back to the Future(Photo Gallery)

“The last seven years have been a renaissance for Cincinnati," says Jason Dunn, Board Chair of SORTA (Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority). Between enhanced bus service and the coming streetcar, Cincinnati's public transit world is in an undeniable state of evolution. We caught up with Dunn to get a glimpse at what’s on the horizon for the Queen City.


Travel A Walk Back in Time: Ripley, Ohio A Walk Back in Time: Ripley, Ohio(Photo Gallery)

If you’ve been wishing time would just slow down for a bit, you might want to hurry up and head to Ripley, Ohio. Join us for a quick trip to this historically rich and undeniably charming village on the river. A taste of the good ol’ days (and some pretty darn tasty ice cream) awaits!

Travel Into the Wild: Long Branch Farm & Trails(Photo Gallery)

Meandering through the forest, navigating my way across strategically placed stones in the creek, watching shafts of sunlight dance on the trail, and listening to the song birds chirping, I am both energized and calmed. If you're looking to escape the hectic pace of day-to-day modern life, check out Long Branch Farm & Trail in Goshen.

Travel A Day in Loveland(Photo Gallery)

Loveland, Ohio. You know what they say: “Once you’ve spent a day here, you’ll fall in love!” (… They do say that, right? Well, they should, at least.) Let’s pop over and see why this little gem more than lives up to its reputation as the “Sweetheart of Ohio.”

Travel Your Mr. Darcy Awaits at Locust Grove(Photo Gallery)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that adults in possession of a free day must be in want of a destination. That's where Locust Grove in Louisville, Ky. comes in. Take the hour and a half long scenic drive down I-71 and visit the 55-acre estate. It'll feel like you've stepped back to a simpler time.

Travel On the Road: Asheville, NC(Photo Gallery)

Tucked in a particularly beautiful nook of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has a well-deserved reputation for being spellbinding on a number of levels. Culture, food, history, nature… You name it, Asheville’s got it. Take a peek at these highlights and head on down!