This Weekend: 10/12–10/15

Between a lot of love for the arts, anniversary parties, fundraisers and fun for our four-legged friends, festivals, and Halloween treats, here’s what’s going on This Weekend: Thursday October 12: Cincinnati Has HeART gallery event to kick off BLINK at Gallery708, 5–9pm October 12: Inland Seafood Fest at Summit Restaurant, 5:30–9:30pm [reservations required] October 12:…

Review: Senate Blue Ash

When your favorite restaurant opens a second location, you make a point to check it out. When your favorite restaurant’s second location also serves Sunday brunch, you do what you can to get there as quickly as possible. Alas, BK and I do not make it to Blue Ash very often — certainly not during…

This Weekend: 10/5–10/8

From historic home tours, festivals, and art events, check out what’s going on This Weekend. Thursday October 5: Yappy Hour with the YPCA at Washington Park, 5–8pm October 5: Drink and Draw: “Street” Art at Contemporary Arts Center, 6–9pm October 5: Pint Night at West Side Brewing, 6:30–10pm October 5: Aurora Farmers Fair, 8pm Friday October…

This Weekend: 9/28–10/1

From all kinds of food, more brewery fun (another opening!), and markets, to movies, concerts, and more, here’s what’s going on This Weekend. Thursday September 28: Slice Night 2017 at Yeatman’s Cove, 5:30–9:30pm [tickets required] September 28: King Records Night at Folk School Coffee Parlor, 6pm September 28: Ballet + BBQ at American Sign Museum, 6–8pm…

Review: Fifty Fest

It was a real scorcher, so the name of the game was to stay reasonably hydrated, find and stay in the shade whenever possible, and drink the most refreshing beers that would still be fine after getting warmer and warmer in the excessive heat. Fifty Fest is one of my Favorite Local Beer Festivals for…

Favorite: Local Beer Festivals

If you like beer, here’s a list of festivals where you can try a number of local crafts year round (not including Beerfest, which we all know is the biggest beer festival in Cincinnati every year), in order of when they take place, starting with one of my favorites this weekend: Fifty Fest (Fifty West,…

This Weekend: 9/21–9/24

From outdoor movies, music/beer/food/astronomy festivals, more Oktoberfest, and a lot of family-friendly fun, here’s what’s going on This Weekend. Thursday 9/21: Pup Quiz Yappy Hour at Washington Park, 6–8pm 9/21: September Summer Music Festival at Ault Park, 6–10pm 9/21: Óscar Salamanca & La Fórmula / Veronica Rocco at Salsa on the Square, 7–10pm 9/21: Bark in the…

Review: Taft’s Brewporium

There has been a lot of movement in the Cincinnati brewery scene recently: unfortunate closures, actual movement with employees, and the next wave of openings, too. In the most recent wave, Taft’s Brewing Company opened its expansion taproom, Taft’s Brewporium Taproom & Apizza, in Spring Grove Village. The vibe is much different than the Ale…

Favorite: Cheeseburgers

As long as I can remember, I have been on an ongoing journey to try all the best cheeseburgers I can. To this point I’ve had 30 burgers from this list (it is not the end all be all, as you’ll see in the list below, but is used merely as a guide), plus cheeseburgers…

This Weekend: 9/13–9/17

From brewery openings (two of them!), the Oktoberfest, kid-friendly fun, and markets, to arts festivals, concerts, haunted house opening nights, and an event at the American Sign Museum, here’s what’s going on This Weekend. Wednesday 9/13: 2017 Cincinnati Volunteer Expo at Fountain Square, 11:30am–1:30pm 9/13: Dog Friendly Night at West Side Brewing, 4–11pm 9/13: Open…

Review: Boca

Over the past eleven months, BK and I have been celebrating our monthiversary on or around the day we got married (the 8th). This has been a great way to challenge us to continue dating each other even (especially?) now that we’re married. For our first anniversary we wanted to commemorate the occasion with a truly…

This Weekend: 9/7–9/10

Buckle up, fellow Cincinnatians. There’s a lot going on this weekend. (Seriously, check out that lineup for Saturday!) From concerts, festivals, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and exercise, to art shows, brewery fun (including a grand opening!), and markets, here’s what’s going on This Weekend. Thursday 9/7: Pop Arf Yappy Hour at Washington Park, 5–7pm 9/7:…