Cincinnati Refined

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

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink Restaurant Review: Pieology Restaurant Review: Pieology(Photo Gallery)

Pieology, the latest eatery to open up at U Square in Clifton, is satisfying hungry folks with their fast-casual, build-your-own pizza. We set out to test the experience and see how it measures up against its many Cincinnati competitors. Check out the review and find out if the pie rose to the challenge.

Eat & Drink Photos: Diner en Blanc (Photo Gallery)

Cincinnati held its third annual "Le Diner en Blanc" event on Saturday, Sept. 6. The secret location turned out to be Fountain Square. Over the course of the evening, approx. 1,700 guests (all dressed in white) enjoyed champagne, a gourmet picnic, and, finally, an epic dance party.

Eat & Drink Top 10 Cincy Lunch Spots(Photo Gallery)

Lunch. It's an often underserved, underappreciated part of the day. Fortunately, the Queen City is full of restaurants and eateries that will turn a one-hour on-the-go meal into a midday oasis. Here are a few of our favorite spots (in no particular order).

Eat & Drink SERVED: Django Western Taco(Photo Gallery)

SERVED: The series that takes you into the kitchens (and minds) of the chefs, cooks, and food-enthusiasts that make Cincinnati's culinary life so uniquely robust, diverse, and (of course) delicious. This month, we saddle up and head to Django Western Taco for their simple, but oh-so-memorable, grilled salmon dish. We ride!

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Friday Jam (9/12): "Somebody Loves You" Friday Jam (9/12): "Somebody Loves You"

Friday Jam: Our weekly pick for the theme song of the day, selected 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're bumping "Somebody Loves You," by Betty Who. Crank it up!

Arts & Entertainment Improv Festival: Top 7 Reasons to IF Cincy(Photo Gallery)

You heard right... The Queen City is getting its very own improv festival! The first annual Improv Festival of Cincinnati (aka, IF Cincy) is swinging into high gear this Friday and Saturday. Here are the top reasons why the festival should already be sitting comfortably at the top of your To-Do list for the coming weekend.

Arts & Entertainment Friday Jam (9/5): "Sweet Nothing"

FRIDAY JAM: 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 we're flashing back to Calvin Harris' 2012 release of "Sweet Nothing," featuing Florence Welch on vocals.

Arts & Entertainment September Arts Guide(Photo Gallery)

The days may still be on the warmer side, but make no mistake, autumn is on its way. And with it, a calmer (if only slightly) collection of arts events. You don't have to trade your sandals for sweaters just yet, but check out this month's round of activities and witness the seasonal transition in action.

Design & Style

Design & Style Street Style - Humans of Cincinnati Edition: Rick Oyler(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. We could meet anyone from a politician to an artist to a bucket drummer. This week, we meet Rick. Say hello.

Design & Style Homes: Walkabout in Wallace Woods(Photo Gallery)

And then the most magical thing happened… We went walking in Wallace Woods. If your socks aren’t charmed off by this architecturally varied historic district, you’re probably wearing sandals. It’s one of the most downright neighborly ‘hoods we’ve ambled through in a while. Join us for a photo stroll, won’t you?

Design & Style Photos: Cincy Kicks, pt. 2 (Photo Gallery)

Our search for the flyest feet on the Queen City streets continues! This time, though, we wanted to spice it up a bit. The challenge: capture all of the pics within the course of a single, normal, regular ol' day. Now, after a day of moving and grooving from 'hood to 'hood (pretty much our routine), we present our faves.

Travel

Travel Top 10 Reasons to Travel Solo Top 10 Reasons to Travel Solo(Photo Gallery)

Sure, lots of folks don’t feel comfortable traveling solo. It can, however, be an exhilarating, enlightening, and empowering experience. Here are 10 reasons to get out your atlas and start planning a one-person journey now.

Travel Palace of Gold a.k.a. "America's Taj Mahal"(Photo Gallery)

Along the winding roads off of I-70, an unusual surprise awaits. Located in the backcountry of West Virginia, a destination known as Palace of Gold (aka, "America's Taj Mahal") will transport you to a different world. It's an experience well worth the twisting, turning pilgrimage.

Travel A Trip to the Good ol' Days: Union, IL(Photo Gallery)

When most people think of an Illinois getaway, Chicago is the first (and sometimes only) destination that comes to mind. If, however, you're in the mood for a little less "hustle bustle" and a little more "heartland," head for the charming hamlet of Union. It's a straight shot to a simpler time, so hop aboard and enjoy the "good ol' days."

Travel Office Hours: Behind-the-Scenes at Roadtrippers(Photo Gallery)

If I didn't love my job, following my visit to the Roadtrippers HQ, I might have quit on the spot to become theie den mother. The start-up company that strives to connect travelers to the coolest places out on the open road is housed in an old brewery in Over-the-Rhine. We stopped by for a behind-the-scenes peek at what keeps their engines revving.