Cincinnati Refined

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

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink BoBa Cha: Cincinnati's New Favorite Taiwanese Tea

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.

Eat & Drink Thirsty Thursday: At Unwind Wine Bar

Thanks to the good folks at Unwind Wine Bar & Light Fare in Hyde Park, we`ve got the ideal selection for these warm summer nights. Cincy, meet your new best friend: Chateau de Roquefort`s Rose (from Provence, France).

Eat & Drink Restaurant Review: Asian Paradise

Sushi fans, rejoice! If you’re looking to get your roll on this summer, there’s a fresh and trendy restaurant that you must try. Convenient for Hamilton County’s northern a-fish-cionados, Asian Paradise brings Japanese flair to the Loveland neighborhood. Located just off of Fields Ertel Road, the eatery has renovated the former home of Encore Bistro for an upscale island experience.

Arts & Entertainment

Design & Style

Design & Style Welcome to Cincinnati Refined Welcome to Cincinnati Refined(Video)

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!

Design & Style A Cincinnati Bargain Shopper's Guide

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.

Travel

Travel Madison: Indiana's Own Piece of the South Madison: Indiana's Own Piece of the South(Photo Gallery)

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.

Travel A Day in Mainstrasse(Photo Gallery)

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.

Travel A Weekend on Route 66(Photo Gallery)

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.

Travel All Aboard the New Palm Royal(Photo Gallery)

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.

Travel Day Trip: Atwood Winery(Photo Gallery)

Atwood Hill Winery is a little piece of heaven just 30 minutes from downtown. Situated so far south you’re a hairsbreadth away from leaving Northern Kentucky for Kentucky proper, the vineyards are the latest venture of a sixth-generation family farm established in 1918.