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This Madeira Bakery Turns Leftover Brewery Grains into Dog Treats

Brewhaus Bakery cooks up oven-baked dog treats made from whole grains proudly sourced from area breweries. And they’re not just finding a clever reuse for discarded brewing barley. The nonprofit also provides vocational training...

Five Budget-Friendly Suburban Lunch Spots

Hyde’s Restaurant Hyde’s is best known for its pies, fried chicken, and hospitality, and the menu rotates daily. This mom-and-pop spot serves regulars (with whom they’re often on a first-name basis). You should...

Four Local Cookie Spots With Unlimited Gooey Goodness

From classic chocolate chip to French toast and black raspberry, these four Queen City bakeries are sure to satisfy any melt-in-your-mouth cookie cravings.     Donna’s Gourmet Cookies Donna Phelps’s “classic cookies”—including flavors like Reese’s Pieces chocolate chip,...

Cincinnati Made Me Who I Am, Long Before I Ever Heard of This City

C incinnati did not exist when I was a kid. I can’t remember when I first heard the name, though I’m sure that spelling it correctly came much later. I was born in Philadelphia—its own spelling...

This Former Office Building in Covington Would Make a Charming New Home

502 Greenup Street If you’ve ever strolled down Greenup Street in Covington’s Licking Riverside neighborhood, you’ve probably noticed (and admired) a charming law firm building, with a brown sign in front that reads ­Wolnitzek, Rowekamp...

Best Restaurant No. 1: Sotto is the Gold Standard for Consistency

Most restaurants, from meal to meal and year to year, have ups and downs. Standards slip when someone is out of town, chefs get bored or lose focus, execution falters. A few establishments, though, maintain...

Best Restaurant No. 2: Bauer Tries New Cuisine and Makes it Extraordinary

Bauer has been continuously improving since its doors opened a few years ago, and it’s now one of Cincinnati’s true gems. While maintaining its roots in the peasant tradition along the Franco-German border, Chef...

Best Restaurant No. 3: Restaurant L Does Luxury Like No One Else

There are nice restaurants, there are places you go for a special occasion, and then there is Restaurant L. Unless one happens to be the holder of a baronetcy, or whatever the American equivalent...

Best Restaurant No. 4: Boca Maintains Elegance in its Rustic Appeal

Like walking onto the set of an opera, there is something theatrical and almost over-the-top about Boca, with its enormous chandelier, floor-to-ceiling draperies, and grand staircase. Balancing all of this, though, is food that,...

Best Restaurant No. 5: Abigail Street Impresses with Attentive Service

Much less than other restaurants of its caliber, Abigail Street is understated in its greatness. Service is so friendly and casual that you only gradually realize how competent the servers are, from their knowledge of...