Top 5 End-of-Summer Celebrations

From body paint to chamber music, Cincinnati makes saying goodbye to summer a little easier.

The Bourbon SmokeHouse is Hyde Park’s Saucy New BBQ Joint

If it weren’t for the glowing fire pit out front and the familiar smells of smoked meat and burning firewood, it’d be easy to miss The Bourbon SmokeHouse.

Takeout Hero: Red Sesame Korean BBQ

B.J. Kim is the sauce whisperer.

Takeout Hero: Jim Dandy’s BBQ

If you hit this Sharonville mainstay around lunch hour, there’s so much middle-aged testosterone in the dining room you’ll expect an arm-wrestling championship to break out any minute.

Goodies Keeps It In The Family

The secret is, of course, the sauce.

Try This: Pickles & Bones BBQ

Pickles & Bones Barbecue is more than just a tiny trailer at the crossroads.

It’s Still Paddling (and Barbecue) Season. Destination: The Licking River.

Thaxton's Canoe + The Smoking Pig = A perfect late-summer day.

Celebrate Mom, Hill Country-Style

Because nothing says Mother's Day like clogging.

Takeout Hero: Fins, Feathers, and Bar-B-Que

The heavenly aroma of the two steel drum smokers on the Garfield Place sidewalk carries for blocks.

Beer, Chili, and Pappy (!) at Cork ’N Bottle

This chili cook-off has quite a prize: Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

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