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Exciting things took place at The Cincinnatian Hotel’s Palace and Cricket restaurants in 2014 as they welcomed Kansas City native Joe West as their new executive chef.

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Walt’s Hitching Post is one of the most iconic restaurants in the tri-state area with a rich history that is shared by the flavor of the fare, the ambiance of the rooms, the hospitality of the staff, and even the unique aroma of the walls. It all started back in 1942 when Walt Ballanger and …

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Cleveland, it’s no longer just the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the past few years, Ohio’s largest city has experienced a dramatic rebound in business, economy and entertainment. Their vibrant community, urban development plan and growing number of businesses are making the city next to La…

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Wine can seem like a complicated beast – there’s a fancy vernacular to explain it, a culture surrounding it and determining how food pairs well with it. This can all feel overwhelming enough to make you just stick to the same old wine you know you’ve always liked. 

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Looking for a place to enjoy a cocktail before a show? Ivy Cincinnati has an inviting atmosphere that will get you in the perfect mood.

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For more than a decade, Lucy Blue Pizza has been pushing the envelope and challenging what it means to bring fresh homemade pizza to Cincinnati. The first Lucy Blue opened in 2003 at 12th and Walnut streets and brought the famed pizza window to the late-night lifestyle of the area. This feat…

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If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, “Hey, you know what would be a good idea? Chipotle, but for pizza!” then you’re in luck. The burrito mega chain, which is valiantly waging the war against hanger around the world, is partnering with two Boulder, Colorado restaurateurs to develop a fas…

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The Presidents Room at The Phoenix has only been open to the public for three months, and already it’s becoming one of Cincinnati’s hottest dining locales. Featuring Chef Jeremy Luers’ causal-upscale take on Italian and German cuisine in the elegant, refined enclosure of The Phoenix, the dow…

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LEAD Cincinnati shamelessly followed around Jeff and Natalie Hastings as they perused Jungle Jim’s vast wares of goodies. Follow along! 

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When David and Jan Lazarus, owners of Water Tower Fine Wines, started dating, they formed a mutual love for one another and wine. The couple frequently attended wine tastings at the Mushroom in Mount Adams where the occasional date night transformed into a hobby for the two.

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It’s no secret to residents of Cincinnati that the streets of Over-the-Rhine are changing. Boarded-up buildings and abandoned houses are being pried open and lit up once more by the many businesses moving into the area. Over-the-Rhine has become a hub for local entrepreneurs looking to start…

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For more than 25 years Trio Bistro has been a Cincinnati favorite. For lunch and dinner Trio Bistro has consistently offered the very best food and service in a comfortable environment.

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Tucked away well off the beaten path, Bella Luna is a sudden pop of personality and color. Although it’s not situated in a high-traffic area, Bella Luna has an unmistakable charm all its own.

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The Golden Lamb is a restaurant steeped in history and tradition. Since 1803, it has been a gathering place for the community, a place of hospitality, casual sophistication and fine flavors where the past and present vibrantly collide. Executive chef Josh House embraces the Golden Lamb’s his…