– In addition to the free general admission to the museum you can always enjoy, the Terrace Cafe is offering a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required and cost $43.95 per person or $19.95 for children 12 and under. Children under 4 are free.
Adults are $30, and children under 12 are $12. Coffee, soda, iced tea and lemonade are included in the menu price. LouVino will have a special brunch menu for Mother’s Day, and its regular brunch menu will not be available.
Treat your mom to a lovely brunch at Hofbrauhaus Newport Brewery & Restaurant this Mother’s Day! Gather the whole family as Hofbrauhaus serves delicious brunch favorites plus yummy cocktails! Need to find the perfect last-minute gift for mom? Don’t worry; Hofbrauhaus has you covered with 20% off everything in its gift shop, just for mom.
Enjoy Mother’s Day weekend with brunch from Moerlein Lager House on May 13th-14th from 10am to 3pm! We’ll have our full brunch menu plus specialty menu items like our quiche with roasted red pepper, sausage, and fontina cheese. As well as mimosa flights and a special dessert trio of assorted Servatii pastries.
Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mothers Day? Join us for a special Mother’s Day brunch from 11am – 3pm. Shiners is please to bring to the table and delicious Brunch menu featuring our signature dishes like our all new Angeled Eggs, Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, Brioche Stuffed French Toast, Big Ol’ Biscuit & Gravy, and more! In addition, our patio is open and we are offering a full Mimosa Bar with fresh fruits and purées to dress up your drinks and enjoy in the sunshine! Make your reservation today by visiting our website
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 14. The standard brunch menu will be offered until 3 p.m., with dinner from 3:30-9 p.m. Outdoor reservations are not permitted due to weather unpredictability.
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!
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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
Whether you live in Cincinnati or are traveling through the area there are plenty of awesome things to experience in the Queen City! We have the top 10 things that you’ll have to put on your to-do list, that you’ll want to keep going back too. So get ready to make more memories that you can share with others!
This historic theme park has been around since 1867 and it’s the perfect place to get a dose of nostalgia! There are games, shows and more at this fantastic little theme park that has a huge pool and water slides. This destination appeals to the entire family and there’s a lot of options for things to do near the park like the casino/race track located next door, and various restaurants, bars, and breweries to eat and drink at.
You can’t miss out on taking a day trip to this incredible market that has everything you could possibly hope for or want out of a market. The food is absolutely amazing and so are the friendly people there. Findlay Market gives you a real sense of what the community is like in Cincinnati and highlights what we’re known for. The scent of fresh food is in the air, with live music on the street, plenty of places to sit and eat, and lots of different shops to check out that have locally made goods by local artisans.
Cincinnati is one of the most beautiful river cities in America and you really get to see that when visiting the RiverFront and The Banks. The park along the water is wonderful, with many activities for the entire family to enjoy. There are sculptures and gardens that are very pleasant to encounter with an excellent view of the city. The Banks is one of the most happening places to be and there’s always a party on the weekends to join in on! When the sun goes down this area is just as beautiful with all of the city lights reflecting off the river, take a walk on one of the bridges to get the full spectrum!
The parks here are beyond amazing and there are several of them that offer something for everyone. Eden Park in Mt. Adams is the perfect place to have a leisure day and the best place to see views of the city. There are overlooks at the park that give you an amazing view of the river leading into downtown Cincinnati and of Kentucky, making it a great area for taking pictures. Washington Park in OTR is a major place to go to for events, live music, and pure enjoyment! It’s dog friendly and has a patio with refreshments to enjoy on a hot day.
Art, nature, and science come together at the Krohn Conservatory. Krohn is located in Eden Park in Mt. Adams and is truly an enchanting experience. The butterfly shows that they have there are magnificent and really give you the opportunity to connect with wildlife and nature in a way that’s approachable and exciting. There is a waterfall inside that has a creek with fish and turtles inhabiting it, making it feel like you’re in the rainforest. The building has sections for different species of plants and walking from one room to the next transforms a new environment to discover.
We have one of the top rated zoo’s in the country! A zoo that is not only beautiful but is also educational and fun. The zoo does a great job to help wildlife and nature through their Saving Species program, animal care, and by going completely green with solar power. There are different events to check out throughout the year and your trip there will feel like you’re on a real exploration of adventure.
Cincinnati has always been a hub for music and live performances! There are several venues to check out that offer a variety of different acts that appeal to every type of style and genre. Music Hall, Memorial Hall, and The Taft Theater are historic venues that are absolutely stunning that feature talent all over the world. We also have the Aronoff and Playhouse in the park for well known shows and a few concert venues that feature locals and bring in big name performers.
We have some of the best museums around and there are so many to choose from! Union Terminal is one of the most incredible museums that takes you into a different world of fun and education. The building alone is a sight to see and the inside is breathtaking! There are many art museums to choose from like the Contemporary Arts Center and The Cincinnati Art Museum, which are both free to the public. We also have the American Sign Museum that is a real gem and will have you in awe when visiting!
Go to a game! We are lucky to have major sports teams in the city and no matter what your favorite sport is you’ll be sure to have a great time at any of the games! The Cincinnati Reds baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals football team play and practice in stadiums right next to each other, with our Cyclones Hockey team in Heritage Bank Center just down the street. And now we officially have a soccer stadium for the FC Cincinnati team!
Take in as much of the city scenery as you possibly can while you’re exploring downtown. You can take the streetcar, bike, or simply take a walk around to experience some really wonderful things about the city. You can take a tour or have our own self guided one that focuses on the fascinating architecture, history, and culture of Cincinnati. The food and drinks here are outstanding, so go to as many restaurants and bars as you can. We have tons of events going on and little shops to pop into for all of your shopping needs. OTR and fountain square are places to spend endless amounts of time with everything that the area has to offer.
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Enjoying the warm weather is always better on a patio! ☀️ Here are a few hidden patio gems around Cincinnati and northern Kentucky you might be forgetting 😉
Blind Lemon Bar in Mt. Adams has an unassuming entrance and is an institution 🤫 Their back patio is secluded with greenery 🌿 Be sure to check out the inside for a cozy and whimsical atmosphere too! 🤩
2. Nostalgia OTR in Over-the-Rhine is located on the bustling Vine street, but they have a cute and minimalist back patio 😌 You can listen to the live music when the garage door is open too! 🎶 Split a bottle of wine and enjoy! 🍷
3. Gulow Street is right off of the main strip in Northside Now and is a great spot! 🏃🏻♀️ They have some yummy bites (like the Cheapside Cincinnati breakfast sandwich! 😱) and a casual vibe ✨ Their back patio is semi-covered, which is perfect in case it rains! 🌧 Cocktail is the Carrot Moscow mule 🥕 (no longer available), but if they bring it back, definitely order it! So refreshing 😋
4. Crafts and Vines in Mainstrasse Village has a shaded back patio so you can keep your cool 😎 They have bar bites that go perfectly with your wine 🍷, beer 🍺, or cocktail too! 🍹 PS: wines on tap are available as well 👌🏼 Wine is a Scarpetta white blend from Italy available on tap!
Dora Cheng was fortunate enough to grow up with very important female role models in her life – her mother and her aunt. So, when she decided to take a leap of faith in August 2020 and launch her own wonton shop, it only made sense that she would pay tribute to those special women in the store’s name.
“In Cantonese, Yee Ma means ‘aunt,’ and mama means ‘mom,'” she explains. “I grew up calling my aunt Yee Mama because I spent a lot of time with her growing up, and I loved watching her cooking in the kitchen.”
Cheng says that Yee Mama felt like the perfect way to capture the spirit of her business and the two important female role models she has in her life. “My aunt and my mom are very different kinds of women – my mom is an independent modern woman and has her own career; my aunt is a nurturing caregiver,” she says. “They both have impacted me in significant ways. I am able to pursue my passion of starting a food business because of these two women.”
Cheng had been refining the business idea for more than two years, but finally decided to turn her dream into a reality in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her love for wontons comes from her American and Chinese upbringing. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, and moved to America with her family when she was 17. “I have lived in several small to mid-sized cities in America and have always had a hard time finding food that reminds me of the flavors that I grew up eating in Hong Kong,” she says.
That’s when she turned to making wontons at home. Hong Kong is famous for its wontons, and this type of regional dumplings are packed with lots of fillings and have a silkier and thinner wrapper than other types of dumplings. “I want to bring this type of dumpling to Cincinnati because I think people would love it,” she says. “I always have handmade frozen dumplings stocked in my freezer – they’re quick and easy meals on days I don’t feel like cooking but taste the same as freshly made food.”
Not only is Yee Mama a unique offering unlike anything else in Cincinnati, the wonton recipes are also unique. The recipes use traditional cooking techniques and honor the Cantonese culture that Cheng, her mother, and her aunt all represent. Additionally, the ingredients used are common in Asian cooking although they are often unfamiliar in Western plates and include woodear mushroom, shiso, and fensi. “When people enjoy our dumplings, they are learning about a culture and culinary traditions,” she says. “Our recipes pay tribute to the culture and cuisine that inspire us; we don’t water down our flavors.”
Every plate served at Yee Mama also looks like a piece of art. Cheng says that the team is full of talented wonton artists who create beautiful plates. Cheng credits her team for not only their skills in creating beautiful plates but also for helping her get to where she is today. “Cathy, Juana, and Dulce, they are the reason that I can grow Yee Mama into what it is today,” she says. “There are a lot of ups and downs in starting a business, but having a supportive team makes this journey a lot more fun and meaningful.”
Since she opened up her doors in August 2020, Cheng says that her team has grown to four people and has expanded from offering pickup once a week to two days a week. They also deliver to neighborhoods within 15 miles of Findlay Kitchen.
As far as the future, Cheng says that she is working on obtaining a wholesale license and bottling sauces for retail and wholesale. “Our goal this year is to get into local grocers in every neighborhood in Cincinnati,” she adds.
To help them accomplish their growth goals, Yee Mama is the recipient of a grant from Main Street Ventures (MSV), a community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it.
MSV’s primary objective is to support all entrepreneurs that show potential to create jobs and positively impact the community. MSV also supports organizations that strengthen the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. There is a specific focus on empowering female and minority founders.
“The funding will allow us to redesign our packaging and purchase the equipment needed to package our products and bottle our sauces,” says Cheng. “We will also be able to hire additional labor needed to manage the demand of our wholesale accounts.”
You can learn more about Yee Mama by following along on Instagram and signing up for their newsletter at yeemama.com. “We love sharing our day-to-day production in the kitchen on Instagram,” adds Cheng. “We also announce our popups and special events on Instagram and via our email subscription.”
To learn more about Main Street Ventures, visit here.
It’s a positive time for the city of Cincinnati and everyone is showing their pride for the Bengals Football Team! The Bengals have influenced a joyous shift in energy in the Queen City this season and what a great time of year it is, being the year of the Tiger! Our communities are coming together in comradery to support the players of the Cincinnati Bengals to their championship game and Local Artists all over town are illustrating their passion for the team! It’s incredible to see the crossover of sports and arts and Cincinnati is the perfect place to experience it!
The Art Academy of Cincinnati is known for always encouraging creative expression and has been helping people connect with what inspires them for over 100 years! This historic school recognizes how much the Bengals going to the Super Bowl has motivated people to come together and that it shares a sense of history in the making. The Academy recently changed their “A’ sign on the outside of the building from a blank orange background to adding tiger stripes to show their support for the team as we cheer them onto victory!
Right around the corner from the AAC you can find a mural by artist Floyd Johnson that says, “No matter how much it hurts you have to keep going”. This quote is just one of Floyds encouraging messages that he provides for the people of Cincinnati and his current work does the same with the phrase, “Cincinnati Against the World”! This saying appeared as the Bengals progression picked up speed and recognition. Floyd is the founder of Ohio Against the World and his new design says it all when it comes to not underestimating the power of Cincinnati, Ohio! You can purchase garments from him that have these words on them in an effort to represent the greatness of this area and the people that are from here! https://www.instagram.com/floydfromohio/
Even their General Manager, Rebekah Del Matto is getting into the spirit of things with her whimsical designs as a Mural Painter, otherwise known as the Cincy Wallflower! Year of the Tiger? More like “Year of the Bengals”! https://www.instagram.com/cincywallflower/
Local Artist Javarri Lewis pays homage to the Cincinnati Bengals by painting the players portraits as his contribution to the respect he has for them. He first started displaying these incredible paintings on his fire escape in Over-The-Rhine to give the community a visual of what representing pride looks like in the neighborhood. Since then, he has made several paintings of the beloved players and continues to root them on as they head to the Super Bowl! https://www.instagram.com/javarrilewis/
Two permanent Bengals themed murals that Cincinnati is excited to have, are located on Central Avenue by the talented Artist, Bunk News also known as Visual Junk. These clever wall pieces are throwbacks of classic cartoon characters that add to the jovial vibrations that the city is experiencing right now. With an effort to keep the happy momentum going, these pieces are truly inspiring and a lot of fun to see! https://www.instagram.com/bunk_news/https://www.instagram.com/visualjunk/
No matter if you’re a new fan or have been for your entire life, you can’t help but to take notice of and be moved by the positive impact that celebrating the Cincinnati Bengals has had on the people of Cincinnati. Through art and sports, we can come together on the same ground and have a sense of hope for better things as our Bengals take on their championship game!
The historic restaurant, Arnold’s Bar and Grill in Downtown Cincinnati is known for being the oldest bar in town but that’s not all they’re known for! For over a hundred years this special establishment has been a gathering place for creatives of all kinds! Not only can you see live music by local musicians every night in their beautiful courtyard but you will find yourself meeting poets, writers, musicians, actors, dancers, performers, and artists of all kinds enjoying themselves while sharing stories of their experiences at Arnold’s. One of the many highlights to this space is the collection of art that they have on the inside and outside of the building. From the 1800’s to now you’re sure to discover new things with each and every visit!
Before heading in, take a minute to admire the architecture, stained-glass, and the impressive neon signs that are displayed in the windows! They recently added new ones that were made by, Neonworks of Cincinnati which is located in the fabulous American Sign Museum!
Another cool feature about the outside of the building is that one of the world’s most well-known street artists, Shepard Fairey has a large piece on the wall in the alley to the right! The piece, “Global Warning” is 15 feet tall and was part of his “Supply and Demand” exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center in 2010. Fairy put up several other pieces throughout the city that year but Arnold’s is one of the only places where you can still see his artwork in public in Cincinnati and they take great pride in continuing to preserve his incredible screen-printed wheatpaste mural.
As soon as you step inside you can’t help but to be mesmerized by the ambiance and aesthetic of this place! The bar features historic nostalgia all over the walls that helps your imagination envision what it was like throughout time. Everywhere you turn you will find something interesting and even quirky little details that will make you smile! Behind the bar on the top shelf are five ceramic bottles that you don’t want to pass up taking a look at! These interesting pieces of pottery depict faces of people but it’s a mystery as to who they are. A fun game the bartends like to play with the patrons is guessing who they might be, so next time you’re there make your bets on who you think they are! The artist, Scott Wynn created them, as well as the amazing carved double doors that lead you in and out of the courtyard that the former owner, Jim Tarbell commissioned.
The courtyard itself is a work of art with its unique stage that looks like a front porch and features a variety of vintage signs. On one of the walls you can find a second wheatpaste mural by another popular street artist, JR. This piece is of waitresses that worked at Arnolds in the 1930’s and the original photograph to compare it to is inside the dining room! https://www.jr-art.net
Adjacent to it is another wall piece that was also created by a famous graffiti artist! This piece is of local legend Peanut Jim and was made by Alexandre Manuel Dias Farto, also known as Vhils.
Chris Breeden, the current owner is a huge advocate for art and continues to support creatives from all over by showcasing their work in his business. He has kept the art scene alive through this revitalization of incorporating art into the experience of what Arnold’s has to offer! So keep going back to see what he collaborates on and curates next!
Festivals are back in Cincinnati and there are plenty for everyone to enjoy all over town, from riverside, to fountain square, and beyond! Learn how this city got its famous title, “The Melting Pot” by experiencing the diverse cultures that have come together to celebrate History and Heritage in Ohio and Northern, Kentucky.
Here’s a list of autumn festivities that you don’t want to miss!
September 16th – 19th
One of the largest German Heritage Festivals in the United States returns for its annual event in Downtown, Cincinnati! Sam Adams sponsors the festival and you can be sure to find lots of authentic food, beer, games, activities, music and dancing for the entire family to partake in!
If you want to experience traditional German Culture all year long head over to Hofbräuhaus in Newport, KY for a delicious soft pretzel and brew with live entertainment that will have you dancing on the tables!
Attend this magical festival for a day filled with enchantment as you time travel into the past of the Renaissance! This festival features everything you can imagine and takes you into a world of wonderment and imagination! Each weekend is themed and the last one is, “Tricks or Treats” for all your Halloween fun!
The Cincinnati Jazz & BBQ Festival
This one-day festival is located on Madison Road, in Madisonville and is put on by the Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation to promote more neighborhood engagement. There will be incredible live jazz music, local food and drinks, art vendors and activities for children.
Asian Food Fest
October 9th -10th
Friday – Saturday
This festival is the perfect opportunity to try something new and learn about a different culture that is a wonderful addition to the diversity of Cincinnati! The festival is presented by Kroger and will be in the new Court Street Plaza.
One of Cincinnati’s finest city parks offers free music to the public that you absolutely have to go experience for yourself! This park is very inclusive for all people, of all ages and backgrounds, making it the perfect place to join with the community in sheer outdoor fun! They always have tasty food there by local favorite, Eli’s BBQ and a variety of beverages to choose from. Whether it’s Jazz, Bluegrass, Roots, or Americana you can be sure to find the music either on the mainstage at the open field with a view of Music Hall, the covered porch patio, or in the gorgeous gazebo towards the south side of the park. Roots Revival is the series that is every Thursday from 7-9pm. This series is sponsored by The Johnson Foundation, Dunlap Cafe, George Remus, and the Cincinnati and Kentucky Enquirer.
Two of Cincinnati’s most well-known bluegrass bands were recently featured in the summer music series, The Tillers and Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle. Both bands have a great following of friendly fans and they always get you off your feet to dance! The Tillers played on the larger stage in front of the greenspace during a rainstorm but that didn’t scare them away from performing! As the dark clouds rolled in, one of the members of the band addressed the audience saying, “Don’t let the rain run ya off, we’re gonna keep pickin’ till we see lighting!” and with those words the rain came but that didn’t stop anyone from having a good time! It was an amazing site to see, the entire audience got up and danced in the rain without a care in the world!
Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle had a hooten and hollern’ of a time with their performance in the gazebo. They started off with an endearing tribute to those that attended the show, “This is for all of you folks that love to see live music, because we love seeing you!”
This band always brings a fun energy that makes you want to dance and sing along to their songs!. You can’t help but smile when this band is on stage; they are hilariously entertaining with their witty lyrics and banter with each other and the audience.
The series is almost over so if you missed the other ones you still have a chance to make it to the last two and they are going to be good ones! We have Honey & Huston on August 26th and Fairfield Four on September 1st! Not to worry even if you missed some of the summer series of Roots Revival you can still find these bands performing all over the Cincinnati area at other incredible venues. Washington Park also has live Jazz music every Monday until September!
One of the best things about the Queen City is that it’s a strong supporter of live music! We have lots of venues that feature local musicians and touring bands from all around. Most of the parks in Cincinnati have live music every week and some bars have performances every night!
Sawyer Point’s Summer Concert Series
This park is a majestic place to go see live music outdoors at one of the most beautiful settings in the city. The park highlights a variety musical acts all summer long and is a cool place to relax in the grass or dance around! A lot of their concerts are free and are predominantly on the weekends! Make a day out of going to see music in the park by enjoying all the recreation the park has to offer then head over to their large stage that has in incredible background behind it of the bridge going over the Ohio River.
In the heart of downtown is a fun filled venue that brings music and culture to the community in engaging ways! On Wednesdays they have Reggae, other nights they have free Salsa Dancing Lessons, and rotating music on Friday and Saturday nights. There are excellent restaurants to choose from surrounding the square with a glorious water fountain that adds to the atmosphere of the space. https://myfountainsquare.com/events/
Riverbend Music Center
This awesome concert venue is back in action with a full summer schedule of rocking bands and stellar solo artists! Riverbend is a Cincinnati locals favorite being along the riverside and being attached to the historic Coney Island. This venue is a great place to make lasting memories and enjoy some of the biggest names in music from around the country!
This arena is another popular venue to go see famous musicians from near and far preform! This indoor venue showcases just about everything and has consistent new shows available for the whole family to check out. Their outdoor deck is attached to the Reds Stadium and has incredible views of the river on one side and the city on the other!
This new and impressive venue is located in The Banks and is a must to go check out! Their lineup is outstanding and even the architecture of the building is a sight to see! This is another venue near the Ohio River and is an area that offers a lot of bars and restaurants to visit before or after an act!
Cincinnati is definitely known for putting on a good show and no matter what style or genre of music you like, you’re sure to find it here! Each venue has its own unique way of captivating the audience with rhythmic energy throughout the different performances that leave you wanting more!