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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 Fries 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.

“Kegel to the Beat” With Shasta Geaux Pop

Shasta Geaux Pop is both the name of the show and its main character, an emcee of unbridled enthusiasms (and ego) ready to take center stage.

Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic, a Tribute to David Bowie

The sets and costumes hark back to the movie, giving this already trippy production another layer of beautiful strangeness.

Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society Celebrates 100th Anniversary at Lloyd Library

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society—founded in 1917 by botanist E. Lucy Braun—the Lloyd Library is collaborating with the society and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on a special exhibition.

The TSA Instagram Feed Is A Scary, Hilarious Place

The man behind the TSA’s funny—and surprisingly informative—Instagram feed.