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:…

Photo Recap: Summer 2017

I initially set out to post a photo recap every month — a way to share photos I love that maybe weren’t previously published on Tour de Cincinnati. But with the busyness of the summer, these posts haven’t happened since Photo Recap: May. Thus, as summer [unofficially] comes to a close here is a photo…

12 Beers to Drink This Fall

September — the month of autumn and Oktoberfest — is here and fall seasonals have been gracing our shelves for weeks now. (How early they’re released isn’t my favorite thing, but that’s neither here nor there.) With its rich German history, there’s no surprise Zinzinnati loves its Oktoberfest and Märzen beers — lagers that are…

This Weekend: 8/30–9/3

The end of summer may be near, but there’s still plenty going on around Cincinnati. From concerts, workouts, and the WEBN Fireworks, to sporting events, beer, and celebrations, here’s what’s going on This Weekend. Wednesday 8/30: Dog Friendly Night at West Side Brewing, 4–11pm 8/30: Eastgate Cigar Tasting at Jungle Jim’s International Market – Eastgate,…

Road Trip: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Around this time last year we went on a Short Road Trip From Cincinnati, and I recounted the surprise getaway I planned for BK’s 30th birthday to Dayton and Yellow Springs. It’s not often we go on vacation, but we do our best to go on a few weekend trips per year. We recently decided to…

This Weekend: 8/24–8/27

From Tastes, free movies, and National Dog Day, to wine tastings, comedy festivals, and the start of Oktoberfest season, here’s what’s going on This Weekend. Thursday 8/24: Live Music in Mainstrasse with Jerome Calia, 6–9pm 8/24: Yoga Pop Up at Ziegler Park, 7–8pm 8/24: Fairfield Wine Tasting – Wines From the Veneto at Jungle Jim’s…