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How to Personalize Your Wedding Day with Detailed Decor

From custom menus to handkerchiefs, ties, or pocket squares, couples are finding unique ways to make their special mark on their day.

Five Finger-Lickin’-Good Festivals to Put on Your Calendar

Lots of backyard barbecue pitmasters take their game to the next level by entering competitions. If you're a fan, add these events to your summer fun.

Chef Liti Zabad Brings Wholesome Vegan Soul Food to Avondale

Inspired by a family member impacted by diabetes, this self-proclaimed “glammed-up hippie” shares her vegan soul food as a healthy alternative.

Jason Lafferty, Cincinnati State’s New Executive Chef, Wants to Kick Things Up a Notch

We talked with Lafferty about his plans for the college's Midwest Culinary Institute and Summit restaurant.

Bean & Barley Coffeeshop and Taproom Invites You to O’Bryonville

Between bustling Hyde Park and charming East Walnut Hills sits the historic O’Bryonville business district. Blink and you could miss it. Toward the edge, you’ll find the latest business, a coffeehouse and taproom called...

Mother-Daughter Duo Opens First Children’s Toy Store in Over-the-Rhine

At the top of Jackson Street on East 13th Street in Over-the-Rhine sits a Parisian-esque pink-and-black brick storefront resembling a chic, big-city boutique. Just under its black-and-white striped awning through a glass door, however,...

Update: Downtown Hathaway’s Diner Reverses Course on Closure

In January we reported that Hathaway’s Diner, a well-known 1950s-style diner in Carew Tower, would be closing sometime in February. Following speculation after the 63-year-old downtown insitution had not closed last month as they...

6 Fool-Proof Valentine’s Day Dinners

Mita’s Transport yourself and make it a night on the town with Mita’s Spanish-style Tapas for Two. The curated prix fixe menu and Champagne toast will heat up any Valentine’s celebration. $127 per couple, including...

Hathaway’s Diner Bids Adieu After 60 Years

Hathaway's, sadly, closed for good on November 8, 2023, citing low business downtown and a mandate from the city.