Even though the weather decided to be uncooperative this Labor Day weekend, that didn't stop fans and players from having a great time in the sand. The AVP returned to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason for the annual Cincinnati Open (Aug. 28-31).
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.
Cincinnatians love their fireworks, and one of the best displays of the year comes over Labor Day weekend. That proved true once again on Sunday, August 31 for WEBN's Riverfest. Look through the gallery of Instagram photos we found to see our beautiful Queen City skyline all lit up.
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.
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).
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.
Taking her “Wearable art for an inspired life” credo to new heights, Arlene Aranzamendez (designer/ online style-entrepreneur in the Queen City’s growing high fashion movement) has opened a new boutique in Madeira. Say hello to Atelier by ADORN USA.
Our weekly, curated list of must-check-out activities, neatly packaged in a few digestible sentences. This week we've got Labor Day on the mind, which means one thing. Riverfest. Kabluey!
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!
Murals. Perhaps the ultimate accessible art. Cincinnati is bursting with vibrant, color-infusing, life-bettering public art. (Before we dive into "Part 2," we wanted to give the amazing pieces showcased here one more turn in the spotlight.) Enjoy!
BrewRiver GastroPub: giving classic American pub food the "cuisine" treatment it's always deserved. If you're taking Riverside Dr. east from downtown, keep your eyes peeled. You might just whiz by your new favorite.
Delicio restaurant in Montgomery offers a new take on the classic pizza pie. Cooked in a coal fired oven, this is a taste you will come to love.
The dream of having a bar "where everybody knows your name" is alive and well in Newport. The Crazy Fox Saloon has been transforming strangers into regulars (and buddies) since 1999. And it's only getting started.
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.
Say hello to The Littlefield, the newest addition to Northside's ever-growing social scene. Serving "as many bourbons as they can get their hands on," along with a superbly crafted bourbon-themed menu, this newcomer certainly knows how to make an entrance.
We're kicking off a new series called "Put a Fork in It," as a way to dissect and describe our relationship to some of our favorite menu items in the city. Let's dig in!
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."
Cincinnati improv is on the rise! With the first annual Improv Festival of Cincinnati set for September, we catch up with Kevin Crowley (Second City alum, Queen City native, and festival headliner) to discuss the state of the art form and where the Cincy scene is headed.
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.
You know what they say: "Thursday's the new Friday." Which is to say, the weekend's already heating up, dear Cinicnnatians. It's time to check out your curated list of must-do activities and events.
“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.
Meat pies, anyone? Broadway’s gruesome thriller, Sweeney Todd, takes to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington, opening the venue's 2014-15 theatre season.
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.
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.)
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.
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!)
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.
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.
If you love astronomy, science museums, and/ or Ohio history, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum combines the best of all worlds for an out-of-this-world experience. Just up the road in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the museum will leave you reaching for the stars.
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”).
For most of us, time, money, and energy tend to be finite kinds of things. So when it comes to travel, maximization is key. (Especially when it comes to finances.) Here are 10 quick tips to help you stretch your travel dollar.
One of the largest private collections of cycling equipment in the world can be found just an axel-spin north of Cincinnati in the rural town of New Bremen, Ohio. Gear up for an educational (and fun) trip down history lane.
In the final part of this three-part series, we take you to San Francisco, home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the de Young Museum, and the Palace of Fine Arts. There's more culture in this city than you can wrap your brain around, let alone your hands. So get after it.
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.)