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Next Chapter

A casual restaurant in Mt. Adams apparently needs only a few things to survive: cold beer, television, and a great patio. Next Chapter has all of these, plus the best fries and kettle chips on the hill. This is where the superlatives end—the positive ones, anyway.

Walter Coman

In Walter Coman’s nearly 30-year career in restaurants, he’s held every title from short order cook to sous chef to line cook at Cactus Pear (his current gig). Here’s a taste of the knowledge he’s picked up along the way.

Bringing Fresh Food Back To Avondale

Many churches have beds of flowers planted under the windows. Gabriel’s Place has tomato plants.

Paint The Town

In its five-year tenure, the ArtWorks community murals project has graced the city and region with 56 murals—and counting. Many of these murals have become icons unto themselves. The newest, a version of Charley Harper’s Homecoming (Bluebirds), appeared on the Court Street Executive Suites building this September. Here are a few more stats from this award-winning public art employment program.

You Should Be Eating This: Sopa de Pollo

Autumn—otherwise known as chicken soup season—is upon us. And this blogger is prepared to make a strong statement on that subject: The sopa de pollo at Taqueria Mercado is as good as it gets.

Inside Info: Barber

Fausto Ferrari knows a thing or two about barbering: He’s been cutting hair in the same Garfield Place location since 1957.

Top 5 Don’t-Miss Midpoint Music Festival Shows

Now in its 11th year, Midpoint (mpmf.com) is the undisputed mack daddy of Cincinnati music festivals. Here are our five favorites from this year’s truly kick-ass lineup:

Perfectly Staged

The wedding of Jessica and Tom Heltzel channeled their love of design, down to the last detail.

Top 5 Shows This Week: Sept 17-23

Cincinnati has a critical mass of great shows this week, ranging from the trials of a “Southie” single mom to a Grammy-winning soprano.

Top 5 Local Auction Firms

Cincinnati has a surprising number of great local auctions selling everything from antique flags to Pez dispensers. Whether you’re looking for something specific or just out to browse, give one (or all) of these firms a try.