Ah, August. The heyday heights of nonstop summer action are behind us. And now, we rest. ... Wait. Strike that. Summer's not over yet, folks. (Not by a long shot!) Grab your shades and pour on the SPF, 'cause we're headed for another bright month of arts activity.
In the interest of full-disclosure, we love homes. It is, in fact, a borderline addiction. If you're not already likewise afflicted, you might want to skip viewing this stunning hilltop home in Mt. Adams. It might just change you. (If, however, you're hankering for a fix of drop-dead gorgeous architecture and design ... enjoy the view!)
In a time of comfort food and platter-sized portions, Cincinnatians often find themselves searching for more nutritious, healthier options. Answering that exact call, a new eatery is opening in the heart of Over-the-Rhine’s popular Gateway Quarter. Take-away never felt so good!
It’s summertime in the Queen City, and the rockin’ is easy. June & July blew the doors off, but there’s still plenty to hear in August. Here are the shows to know.
Although the end of summer is fast approaching, there are still plenty of weeks left to break away from the city and enjoy a quick vacation out of town. Here are five ideas for a weekend getaway.
Summer wardrobe got ya stumped? Check out the advice (& pics) from these Cincy style experts and get ready to look cool, no matter how high the mercury climbs.
This month's neighborhood (well, really it's a city) spotlight brings you to the idyllic streets of Montgomery. Come on over and stay a while!
What better way to celebrate completing the canon than by doing it all over again. I'm talking about the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," performing now through August 16. You'll see Bill in a whole new light.
With its old-timey tiled floors, black and white photos of bygone days (coneys used to be 5 cents!) and a retro, red and white motif, Dixie Chili in Newport is the chili world's version of a certified cult favorite. Keep reading to see what's got fans so fired up.
Rowland Augur (a Covington-based duo that produces bold, intrepid pieces of multimedia art) sat down with Cincinnati Refined to discuss their story, creative vision, and the insights into the art and science of collaboration.
The second annual Taste of OTR, benefitting Tender Mercies, took place on Saturday, July 26 featuring a full lineup of entertainment and restaurants at Washington Park.
In our monthly “On the Menu” series, we explore four things you should try. In this edition, we’re taking a look at restaurants that we’re either excited to try or ones we've already visited and suggest you do the same. Let's dig in!
The corner of Overton and 6th street in Newport, KY has long been a neighborhood gathering place. Now, that corner is the site of a budding American dream. On March 4, Elena Katharina Williams, a German immigrant, and her mother, Christine Hambuch, opened Katharina’s Cafe.
Last March the Pedro family opened up their second Hang Over Easy location in Clifton. And the concept is simple. "Breakfast cures all." Yeah, it really does.
Festival Foods: it`s not just funnel cake anymore! Check out the tasty offerings at this year`s Bunbury Festival.
Get your sipping straws ready! The most recent addition to Over-the-Rhine is in the up-and-coming area north of Liberty Street (or as the cool kids are calling it: The NOL). Located at 1606 Main Street inside a renovated 154-year old building, BoBa Cha is bringing Cincinnati`s favorite Taiwanese drink to the urban core: bubble tea.
On Thursday, July 24 over 2,000 folks gathered on Fountain Square to break the World Record for the number of people performing the salsa dance at one time.
"Dance like nobody's watching." How 'bout we raise the bar a bit? ... "Dance like everybody's already dancing with ya." Now, that sounds more like it! Bust a move, Cincy. Bust a move.
It takes a lot of sound to fill Union Terminal's iconic domed entry room. The moment that Cincinnati-based folk trio Young Heirlooms opened their cases, though, the room seemed built for them. Pull up a seat, give a listen, and enjoy the sounds of a perfect union.
Amid overcast skies and relatively cool temps for July, the inaugural Buckle Up Festival held its second day, which included performances by Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Band, and the legendary Willie Nelson.
"Hold On Tight!" Buckle Up Music Festival is rollin` into town for its inaugural (but impressively star-studded) showing. Check out what`s on this weekend`s agenda and kick things off right with a perfectly dusty Friday Jam.
Area artists Catherine Richards` new work, Valance, is more than a trick of the light. It`s the product of creativity, tireless energy, and (if all goes according to plan) ... community.
Take a look through 12 of the most ridiculously awesome pools we've ever seen. But, we warn you, it'll be hard to go back to your public pool and sit on a measely lounge chair after you've scrolled through this gallery.
We are giving away TWO TICKETS to the hottest night of tennis in town -- the Saturday semifinals at the Western & Southern Open. Learn how you can enter to win.
We are excited to welcome you to the evolution of iSPYCINCY.com, now Cincinnati Refined. Although there are some changes to note, much of what you have come to love in terms of the energy and content will be the same. Take a look and enjoy!
If you’re new to the bargain shopping game, it can feel a bit like the good ol’ bait and switch when you go looking for a deal and get a dud instead. But don’t worry. With this guide, and just a bit of luck, your closet will start reaping the benefits.
What a ride! Buckle Up Music Festival`s maiden voyage brought plenty of easy-breezy goodness and a few surprises, too. Let`s break the experience on down. Time for a "vibe" report.
The bi-weekly on the street / street style fashion series is back. This week we spied Jeffrey Schilling, a finance VP and an artist.
Historians often say that Cincinnati has several sister cities within the United States, bonded by similar immigrant cultures, landscaping, and economic competitiveness. You’ll find one due north on the Ohio River: Pittsburgh. While we may not agree on football, Pennsylvania’s Steeltown makes up for it with amazing food, museums, and heritage.
Want to explore nature's splendor, soak up new cultures, and test your palate on local delicacies? Look no further than your very own backyard. Here are some horizon-expanding trips right here within the Tri-state. Enjoy!
Referred to as “America’s Hometown,” the river village of Madison, Ind. prides itself in steamboat heritage and historic preservation. Walking along First, Second, or Third Streets reveals a rich colonial influence, with houses that pre-date the Civil War. This collection of buildings has visitors praising Madison as Indiana’s own piece of the South, comparable to Charleston, S.C.
Covington may be known for no-shirt summers, but in your zeal to avoid the sunburned guys walking to the closest corner store, you may miss a real gem in Mainstrasse Village, a nationally-registered historic district centered on, whimsically enough, the Goose Girl fountain at Sixth and Main, a sculpture based on a German fairy tale.
Look no further, Cincinnatians! One of the grandest roadtrips in American history is just a short car ride from the tri-state. Close enough for a weekend journey, a portion of Route 66 is just a few hours away and packs an abundance of nostalgia and entertainment.
For the first time in over 25 years, a train carried public passengers along the Cincinnati Southern Railroad; the only railroad in the United States to be owned by a municipality, the City of Cincinnati. Completed in 1880 for $18 million, the line has been connecting the Queen City to Chattanooga, Tennessee for nearly 135 years.