Hi I’m Tiff of Tiff in the Morning on Kiss 1071 (heard weekdays 6-10a on iHeartRadio)
I do a lot of things alone…As someone who lived solo in city of Cincy for 4 years I’ve got this down to a science. Join me for tips on how to enjoy experiences alone during various activities…
Tonight I went to a comedy show/dinner at OTR eatery at the DT Kroger. Its centrally located in the city and the atmosphere lends itself to causal conversation, good food, and… grocery shopping if needed.
*Bonus Tiff tip: grocery shopping is a great conversation starter.
For this type of setting my number one recommendation is to sit and chat with the bartender, it’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a great start. Bartender who are not busy are often open to chatting, sharing recommendations, and will often bridge the gap to other people solo in the bar.
Easy questions to start:
“What do you recommend on tap?”
“What’s a typical night here look like?”
“ What else happens at this place, that I might like?”
My second recommendation is; If you find common ground with someone, exchange Instagram handles. This eliminated having to exchanges numbers with someone who don’t really care about (yet.)
*Bonus Tiff tip: FOLLOW UP! That’s my secret sauce, if I meet you and we hit it off, I will reach out and DM within a day or two. I never wait for someone to come to me, its nothing personal, but people get caught in their busy schedules.
My final recommendation is… just do it. You usually wont regret the experience, but it’s natural for your mind to talk you out of it… hell! Our body literally protects us from things that are uncomfortable.
*bonus Tiff tip: I usually tell myself “Stay for 30 mins Tiff, then you can decide.”
Everything Cincy has loads of things to get you started … she does all the research, so you don’t have too, then stop by Tiff in the Morning Tuesday 9:20 for tips of the week.
Christmas creativity comes to life at Findlay Market each year with endless festive possibilities to add to your holiday traditions! The Market is a wonderful place to discover delicacies that are sure to delight all the senses and this is the best time to check out what they have to offer for the season! The aromas of the sweet and savory treats that you’ll find are made extra special to fit with the holiday theme and bring you joy with each delicious bite!
And that’s not all! This incredible place has the best artisan made gifts from local artists and craft makers! You’ll come across the most beautiful decorative and functional pieces from a variety of unique vendors. Most of them will even gift wrap your items right there for you, which is an artform in its own! If you need some inspiration on what to gift your loved ones look no further! Findlay Market is the right place for you with their convenient Holiday Gift Guide that walks you through subscriptions, gift cards, and many more items that could be awesome stocking stuffers!
Activities and More
They also have a “Merry Market Tour & Treat” where you can learn about the fascinating history of Findlay Market while tasting holiday treats from Market Merchants. Get your tickets for the “Merry Market Tour & Treat”, happening on Saturdays, until December 17 at 2pm. Along with their stunning Christmas Tree Sale that’s going on until December 18! In addition they will have wreaths and garland at the Elm Street Esplanade. When you purchase a tree you get a free commemorative 2022 Findlay Market ornament! Throughout the Market you’ll hear happy sounds from Christmas Carolers singing all your favorite holiday songs that you can join in on. Have the kids enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as they play games and get artsy at their winter wonderland coloring booth. Grab yourself a hot toddy from the bar to treat yourself while you’re doing your entertaining and shopping.
The food and gift selections are so nice that you’ll want to buy something for everyone there, including yourself! It’s really a spectacular sight to see! All around you is sparkling glitter, bountiful bows, colors of red and green with hints of shimmering silvers and golds that are cheerful and uplifting! Plus there’s tons of fun things for the entire family to get involved in! You’ll be amazed by how much there is to offer along with their outstanding food and beverages!
Hours and Information
Tuesday – Saturday : 9am-6pm
Special Hours: Saturday, December 24: 9am-3pm Sunday, December 25: Closed
September is Bourbon Heritage Month and Cincinnati is ready to celebrate!
Bourbon is a type of whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon. In order to be bourbon, it must contain at least 51% corn in its mash, it must be aged in new, charred-oak barrels, and it must be stored at no more than 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof. Though bourbon can technically be made anywhere in the US, 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky, our neighbor just to the south.
It is for that reason that we have a lot of great bourbon bars, events, and even bourbon-inspired foods in our area. Below is a comprehensive list of all things bourbon to try during Bourbon Heritage Month and beyond.
There are so many excellent bourbon-inspired menu items across the region. Here are a handful of suggestions of what to get at nearby local restaurants.
Written by: Linsey Kraeling – Woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.
Cincinnati Magazine’s popular Slice Night is returning to Yeatman’s Cove for an evening of all-you-can-eat pizza for an incredible cause. The 9th annual Slice Night benefiting the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is set for Wednesday, September 21 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
What is Slice Night?
Slice Night is an outdoor event along the riverfront featuring pizza from nine Greater Cincinnati pizzerias with 100 percent of ticket proceeds benefiting cancer patients and care teams at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center.
“This family-friendly event is something we look forward to every year, as we get to showcase some of our city’s incredible local pizzerias while supporting a very worthy local cause,” said Ivy Bayer, Publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “Slice Night is a fun and delicious way to not only experience a wide variety of styles and toppings, but you’ll also feel good about eating copious amounts of pizza as 100 percent of proceeds go directly to the important work of the Cancer Center, and the patients they care for.”
This event is a pizza lover’s dream. Guests will enjoy upbeat music and entertainment from DJ Toad while strolling the riverfront and enjoying unlimited pizza samples from Cincinnati’s favorite local pizzerias. Fritsch from Q102 will be in attendance also, serving as the official event emcee. Bonus menu items include pasta, flatbreads, dessert, and snacks from sponsors. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase.
Krimmers Italianette Pizza
Bourbon House Pizza
Terry’s Grocery and Pizza
Benefitting the Cancer Center
“I look forward to Slice Night each year, not only because it’s a great event, but for how meaningful it is for our entire community to come together in the fight against cancer,” said William Barrett, MD, co-director of the Cancer Center and professor and chair of the UC Department of Radiation Oncology. “The funds raised continue to make innovative, multidisciplinary care accessible to our patients—from early screenings to survivorship programs. We’re immensely grateful for our region’s support.”
Cincinnati Magazine’s Slice events have raised $234,000 for the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center since they began in 2014.
General admission tickets may be purchased online in advance for $20, or $25 at the door. Children 10 and under are $5. VIP tickets are $75 and include a parking pass, access to a VIP tent with a private open bar, seating, pizza sampling and gourmet desserts.
All tickets also include a complimentary one-year subscription to Cincinnati Magazine. Visit cincinnatimagazine.com/slice to learn more and purchase tickets.
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August 5 is International Beer Day, so to celebrate the occasion, we are filling you up with all the local beer knowledge you need to get out and enjoy all of the wonderful brewery and beer options our great city has to offer.
What makes a brewery great is so much more than just having good beer. Sure, that helps, but there are so many other qualities that go into a taproom to make it stand out. The overall taproom experience includes the ambiance, food options, and other events and “amenities” (like having games and being kid or even dog friendly). The good thing? Cincinnati has an abundance of great craft breweries.
Just check out the comprehensive list below!
Best Outdoor Seating
We can’t be the only ones who love patio beers. These places around Cincinnati allow you to take in great sights and sips on their rooftops and in their beer gardens.
Braxton Brewing Company (Covington)
Large rooftop with live wall and bar
Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)
Biergarten with urban farm, animals, stage for live music, and occasional food trucks
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company (Mt. Carmel)
Expansive patio seating options with pond view
OTR StillHouse (OTR)
Biergarten with StillHouse access; order drinks via QR code directly to your table
Large rooftop bar overlooking downtown and the city basin
Streetside Brewery (Columbia Tusculum)
Brand new updated patio area, complete with a bar and several picnic tables
Apps, soup and salad, wings, pizza, handhelds, burgers
Esoteric Brewing Company (Walnut Hills)
Decibel Korean Fried Chicken operates out of a window at Esoteric, serving brunch on Sundays from 10 to 2
Fifty West Burger Bar (Columbia Twp)
Burger bar, hot dogs, shakes, fries, shareables
HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)
Elevated bar food menu updated seasonally, including apps, salads, entrees, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday
Nine Giant (Pleasant Ridge)
Scratch-made bar food changing regularly
Sonder Brewing (Mason)
BrewRiver scratch kitchen serving brunch, snacks, burgers and sandwiches, and desserts
Third Eye Brewing Company (Sharonville)
Taco menu offered every Tuesday, and apps, shareables, and sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday
Best Taproom Pizza
Pizza served at a brewery isn’t all that hard to come by and, while they’re all pretty good, here are some that come highly recommended.
16 Lots Brewing Company (Mason)
In-house pizza kitchen serving artisan pizzas, salads, and breadsticks
Little Miami Brewing Company (Milford)
Brick oven scratch pizza kitchen (GF cauliflower crust is available); brunch pizza available on the weekends
MadTree Brewing (Oakley)
Catch-A-Fire wood-fired pizza, including brunch pizza available on Saturdays and Sundays
Taft’s Brewpourium (Spring Grove Village)
Serving up New Haven-style Apizza, a thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan-style pizza popular around New Haven, CT
Best Satellite Taprooms
These breweries may have started in another city, state, or even country, but we still treat them as our own here in the Queen City.
Scotland-based carbon neutral brewery opened its second-largest US brewpub in Pendleton in 2019
Who needs to be in Germany when you’ve got authentic German food, beer, and events right across the river in Newport?
North High Brewing (Hyde Park)
Columbus, based North High brought its brewpub to Hyde Park in 2021
Sam Adams Cincinnati (OTR)
We all know that “Boston-based” Samuel Adams brews a lot of its beer in Cincinnati and we are more than happy to claim it as our own
Best Friends to the Environment
These breweries are committed to sustainability, conservation, and advocating for the environment.
Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)
The country’s only urban farm brewery features beers brewed with many ingredients procured on the premises. They also offer classes on food waste prevention and native bees and pollinators.
HighGrain Brewing Co (Silverton)
HighGrain is on a journey towards independently achieved carbon neutrality and decreasing their footprint. They are powered by 100% renewable electric, have a native plant garden, use geothermal HVAC, and locally source goods.
MadTree Brewing (Oakley)
MadTree is committed to reducing their environmental impact. They are members of 1% FOR THE PLANET, which donates 1% of their annual sales to nonprofits focused on environmental sustainability.
Most Beautiful Taprooms
The brewing industry is an historic one here in Cincinnati, so it’s no surprise that many taprooms are beautiful and historic, too.
Cartridge Brewing (Kings Mills)
Taproom of windows flooded with natural light in the Peters Cartridge Factory
MadTree Brewing (Oakley)
MadTree’s 50,000-square-foot, $18 million expansion brewing facility was built in 2017, complete with event spaces, beer garden, Catch-A-Fire pizza kitchen.
Taft’s Ale House (OTR)
Three-level brewpub located in the former St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church—an $8 million renovation completed in 2015
Most Kid Friendly
This topic may be controversial in some craft beer circles, but a lot of people don’t want to quit going out and enjoying beer just because they have little ones in their lives. These places aren’t just kid friendly, they are even welcoming to children. (During the day, anyway—probably don’t have the youngins out at the bar past bedtime.)
A mezzanine chock full of games plus a free photo booth
Fibonacci Brewing Company (Mt. Healthy)
Urban farm with animals and plenty of green space to play
Fifty West Brewing Company (Columbia Twp)
Kid-friendly food from the Burger Bar plus an enormous sandbox (volleyball courts on league nights)
Cincinnati has a rich and robust brewing heritage, so be sure to get out and check out our many great breweries and the excellent beers being brewed by them on International Beer Day and always.
Linsey Kraeling is a woman, wife, and mother about town, proud millennial, and lifelong Cincinnatian with an invested interest in community involvement and having a full plate—literally and figuratively. Follow along with and read more about eating like a sophisticated six-year-old, supporting local, and acting like a tourist in her own city at instagram.com/linsinnati and tourdecincinnati.com.
Charm at the Farm is an open-air vintage market located on a 56-acre former horse farm in quaint, Lebanon, OH. 115+ of the best local and regional artisans and shops come together exclusively at Charm at the Farm just three fabulous weekends a year each June, August and October. Charm at the Farm offers a carefully curated and eclectic mix of vintage and handmade items, repurposed furniture, jewelry, clothing, home décor, gifts, food, drinks, entertainment and more all in one vibrant place.
All 2022 Charm markets benefit HER Cincinnati. Charm also features 40 brand new vendors this year. Charm has also partnered with local Pure Barre fitness studios (Cincinnati-Oakley, Mason and Dayton) which will co-host a FREE Pure Barre Pop Up class at the farm before the Charm gates open on Sunday.
Friday through Sunday, August 19-21. Hours and pricing:
Friday, August 19 | VIP Night ($19) | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets sold online only. Saturday, August 20 | Early Bird ($16) | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tickets sold online only. Saturday, August 20 | General Admission ($11) | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets sold online only. Sunday, August 21 | Pure Barre Pop Up fitness class (FREE) | 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Register online. Sunday, August 21 | General Admission ($9) | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tickets sold online and at the gate.
Charm at the Farm | 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Support locally owned small businesses and an incredible cause! $1 of every Charm ticket purchased this year benefits HER Cincinnati, which provides housing, education and recovery services that empower women to break cycles of poverty, addiction, and human trafficking. Info: charmatthefarm.com/givingback.
Purchase tickets and sign up for the Pure Barre class at charmatthefarm.com. Kids under 12 are free. Parking is free. Follow Charm on Facebook and Instagram for updates @charmatthefarm.
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