Best of the City They’re the top, the cream of the crop! From craft cocktails to eco-friendly clothing, matchless charcuterie to superior workouts, our annual roundup of Cincinnati superlatives offers something for everyone. Plus, mark your calendar for the year’s hot dates!
Cincinnati Kid: Fred Hersch On the eve of his first hometown gig in a little over a year, jazz legend Fred Hersch talks about music, mortality, and his advent as an “accidental” AIDS activist. Interview by Mark Coleman
Who Made Live At The Apollo Really Scream? How did a flawed concert recording turn into one of the greatest albums of all time? Thank a middle-aged sound engineer, a sock hop DJ, and some loud teenagers in Roselawn. Text by Rich Shivener, Illustration by Brian Wolf
The Man Who Came To Dinner Twenty years ago, Jean-Robert de Cavel had to look this city up on a map. Today his restaurants, his protégés, and his culinary genius are part of our DNA. By Alyssa Brandt
Dispatch Doris Kearns Goodwin pulls William Howard Taft out of the shadowsSpeak Easy Dianne Ashton on the making of modern HanukkahBrief History Remembering Juanita PaulThe Rundown Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare gets his duePop Life The new mayor’s least-discussed prioritiesMusic Sacred Mushroom, re-releasedSports Buying the Bengals a scoreboardHigh Profile John Altman, Teen Bridge KingDr. Know Your QC questions answeredThe List This month's hot dates
Necessities Our annual gift GuideOn The Market Elm St., Terrace ParkStyle Counsel Sloane Boutique’s Duru Armagan on crop tops and high tops Escape Ohio State Park holidays
Letter from the EditorFirst Person Life’s a racquetIcon Ode on an Easy-Bake OvenTomatoes Pop quiz! The year in review
Dining Out Red Roost Tavern, downtownBrewography The ghost of the Rhine arisesHome Cooking Butternut squash Snack Time Whirlybird GranolaLunchbox From borscht to baklava at PuffinsTableside With... Mark Bodenstein and the Nuvo revivalHot Plate Brontë Bistro, NorwoodFine Diving Campanello’s, downtownThe Breakdown Holtman’s Donuts
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