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Licking County Is Having a Brewing Boom

Just east of Columbus, it's home to nine active or in-progress breweries, making it well worth a visit.

Brunch All Day, Everyday

Because sometimes 10 a.m. on Saturday is still too early.

Try This: The Shrimp Banh Mi Roll at Court Street Lobster Bar

It’s a counterintuitive choice, but go off the reservation and you’ll be rewarded with this chubby roll.

Cincinnati’s Best Music Institutions

It’s not all sex, drugs, and rock and roll. These are the best schools and organizations for music in the city.

Best New Bars

Whether drinks are a prelude, the evening’s main event, or a nightcap after a pleasant dinner, there are plenty of watering holes to satisfy your needs.

Best New Breweries

We’re awash in enough new breweries to float a coal barge. Narrowing the field to our favorites was tough, but we tackled the hard work of hoisting a few so you won’t have to wonder.

Try This: The Gumbo at Knotty Pine on the Bayou

It’s dark and smoky, with chunks of sausage and chicken, thickened with okra, and studded with celery, peppers, and onion. Traditionally, it’s served over rice, but tradition is meant to be toyed with, so get the gumbo fries.

The Day Tripper: Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville’s long history with Kentucky’s state spirit is about to order a second round.

Bicycle Card Decks Have Something for Everyone

Lest you think computer solitaire and electronic poker have destroyed the market for real decks of cards, the U.S. Playing Card Company, which moved to Erlanger from Norwood in 2009, will happily prove you wrong.

Try This: Abby Girl’s Cupcake Shake

When owners Nathan and Andrea Thompson opened their Eastgate Abby Girl Sweets location, it didn’t take long before they were blending cupcakes into a housemade ice cream base to create cupcake shakes.
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