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Three Restaurants Where You Can Watch the Kitchen Magic

Believe it or not, your food doesn't just magically appear on your table. While most restaurants may not show you every step in the process, others relish the opportunity. Here are three spots that...

First Watch Celebrates 35 Years with a Cookbook

Chickichanga fans rejoice! The breakfast burrito–adjacent First Watch favorite is just one of the 75 dishes featured in the inaugural cookbook from the breakfast, brunch, and lunch chain. Started in 1983 by John Sullivan and...

Choose Your Own Pizza Adventure: The Chains

Which big-box pizza is right for you? We look at five options.

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.
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