The Week, Refined: The new weekly series that serves up the coolest, most important (and/or random) topics on our radars, neatly packaged for your internal amusement, external discussion, or both. Let’s get to it, shall we?
When it comes to “adult beverages,” a good glass of wine has staying power like no other. The best place to enjoy this timeless favorite? In a parking lot in OTR, of course! Cue the inaugural Urban Wine Festival.
If you’re at all a fan of that classic urban aesthetic, you're gonna be smitten. If you've been keeping your eyes peeled for that one perfect spot that blends historic character and modern utility, you're probably gonna join us in the "swooning idiot" club. To the McAlpin!
Fickle Skateboards is a line of handmade boards fashioned from the ground up in Northside. We met up with Lew Ross, the man behind the brand, in his home/ workshop to grab a peek at the process. Get ready to "kick, push" into a whole new side of Cincy.
The 2015 PLN Dodgeball Challenge will take place on Saturday, June 6 at Washington Park. Who's ready to dip, dive, duck, and dodge?
Whether they are full of animals or abandoned, barns are pretty picturesque. And with summer on the way, this is the perfect time to take a leisurely drive into Cincy’s surrounding barn country. (Or you could just tour through this gallery of photos. Either way, enjoy!)
PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT: The quasi-regular series that takes you behind the lens with some of Cincinnati’s most prominent (or just really talented) photographers. In this installment, we meet Phil Armstrong (aka @cincyphil on Instagram).
Taste of Cincinnati is the longest-running culinary arts festival in the country, and it's back to rock the Queen City this Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25). Hope you came hungry!
Making a house a home takes on new meaning when that home is only 250 square feet. Thanks to Cincinnati architect Brad Cooper and his recently won grant from People's Liberty Fellowship, the “tiny house” phenomenon is taking root in Over-The-Rhine.
Taking "Man's Best Friend" to a whole new (and insanely cute) level. Warm up your "awww"s and get out your "OMG"s, folks. It's time to experience the special bond that is "a boy and his dog."
One of the Queen City's many amazing markets, the Madeira Farmers' Market is a cook's (not to mention a photographer's) dream. We're headed over to fill our basket with the fruits of the season. Care for a sample?
"Cheers." "MacLaren's." "Home away from home." ... We might call it different things, but aren't we all looking for our "Go-To" bar? If so, you owe yourself a trip to Columbia Tusculum's newest addition. Meet you at Pearl's.
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).
You don't want to leave home without your best friend, and now you don't have to. With warmer weather comes patio season. And with patio season comes the welcoming of dogs to what we all like to call "Yappy Hour." Here's a look at some of the most dog-friendly establishments in the Tri-State.
There's no denying that we like to take pictures of our food. Surprise, surprise, so do the restaurants trying to get us in the door. Here, in all of their mouthwatering glory, are some of the most active restaurant accounts in the Cincinnati area.
Let the journey into charcuterie begin! Whether you’re treating yourself to a gastro-tour of the area’s culinary hotspots or curating an at-home foodie experience, Cincinnati’s got the goods to make your meat and cheese plate a thing of delicious beauty.
Party in the Park, Cincy's standing Wednesday afternoon Happy Hour date at Yeatman's Cove, is up and running. We swung by to get a piece of the action. Let's rock.
"The Week, Refined" is the new weekly series that serves you the coolest, most important (and/or random) topics on our minds for external discussion or internal amusement. Let’s get to it, shall we?
The Mercantile Library has been a beacon to area bibliophiles since its inception in 1835. Let's take a peek at what makes this literary oasis one of the Queen City's most beloved hidden gems. (Don't forget to keep your voice down.)
Well, it’s official. Summer’s on its way. How do we know? On Saturday, May 16, the 9th annual OTR 5K Run/Walk took to the streets, only to join forces with The City Flea’s first market of the season. An easy, breezy, daylong party in Washington Park ensued. Yep. Summertime, here we come!
In case you didn't hear, the Contemporary Arts Center recently renovated its lobby. And hot dayuuuum, does she look good or what?
Cincy Swing Fest (which featured live music from local big band The Makeshifts, dance instruction from Cincinnati Lindy Exchange, and pinup mini-makeovers from Retrocentric) landed in Fountain Square on Friday, May 15. It was, as they say, the bee’s knees.
If you’re a fan of gorgeous Italianate homes, you're in luck. We might've found your new oasis. Located at 1320 Spring St. in Pendleton, this impeccably revamped house (currently owned by Natalie & Ryan Meyer), is being listed at $419,000.
Street Style — "Humans of Cincinnati" Edition: the series that takes to the Queen City streets, strikes up a conversation with a passerby, and highlights the vibrant color and depth of the people who call the Queen City home. This installment, we meet Galen Crawford.
Remember in college when the new gorgeous apartment building on campus opened up? Well, this isn't college, but we do know about a pretty cool spot for working professionals. One Rookwood gives "luxury" a whole new meaning. Let's take a tour.
We all want to be unique, right? We'd all like to be acknowledged for the beautiful snowflakes that we are. It’s natural. It's universal. Actually breathing that goal into reality (much less into a room, home, or commercial space)... That's another matter altogether.
Kapture is an audio-recording wristband that saves the last 60 seconds of whatever you just heard. We caught up with the company founders, who are based here in Cincy, to see how their device plans to interrupt the wearable tech industry.
If we told you that you could surf in the Greater Cincinnati Area, you might think that we bumped our heads. If we went further and said that you could ditch the wetsuit and surf indoors, you might guess that we’ve truly lost it. That’s where “Surf Fit“ class come in.
Red River Gorge offers a one-of-kind opportunity to rub elbows with nature. We're going off road and tackling some of our favorite (unmarked) trails. Hope you filled your Nalgene.
Old Milford. If you’ve already visited, you love it. If you haven’t been yet, you’ve probably already been told you’ll love it. ... "Why?" Glad you asked. Hop in, gang, it's time for a field trip!
Baseball meets Batman in the latest special exhibition at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The attraction has teamed up with Topps, the legendary card maker, to create the first-ever retrospective of Topps trading cards.
Tree-lined streets. Sun-dappled sidewalks. An idyllic, almost old-timey sense of community (with the refreshingly calm pace of life to match). Oh! And some of the most charming, classic, gorgeous homes around. … Welcome to Wyoming, Ohio.
Uniqueness. Authenticity. Creativity. Creature comforts. Natural beauty. … It’s easy to see why Yellow Springs is “Everyone’s Favorite Place.” Who's ready for a field trip?
You know we love seeing people do their things. You also know we have a sweet spot for people reppin’ the Queen City. You’ve probably also realized that when those two things come together, we get all sorts of giddy. Enter Chas Wiederhold.