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Beer across the U.S. paints a picture of the country's regional ties


William Bostwick of The Wall Street Journal recently took a road trip that allowed him to explore the differences in beer styles across the country. He realized that each geographic region has a very distinct beer style that local brewers do well.

While on his trip, Bostwick spoke with Bryant Goulding, vice president and co-founder of Rhinegeist, who says that while breweries recognize their peers, there is still competition among the brewers. Each one wants to create a beer better than the next, which is why there are so many beers that are very similar but still distinctly different.

Read the full story here.

Jungle Jim's, Glenwood Gardens named best places to visit in Ohio


This year, Only in Your State wanted to highlight new and hidden gems in all 50 states for their list of "Best Places to Visit in 2017." Jungle Jim's in Eastgate and Fairfield and Glenwood Gardens in Springfield Township cracked the top 10 for Ohio.

If you've never been, Jungle Jim's isn't your average grocery store. It has all of the items you would find at Kroger, including a huge produce section and fresh fish by the tank. But it also has rows upon rows of international foods, drinks and kitchen items too.

Glenwood Gardens is part of Hamilton County's parks system, and boasts a motorized train display and larger-than-life treehouse. The 335-acre park includes a 1-mile paved walking trail and a 1.6-mile nature trail, plus formal gardens, prairie habitats, forests and wetlands.

To see the full list, as well as must-see destinations in other states, click here.
 

CVG gains momentum with addition of Southwest Airlines


In June, Southwest Airlines will begin flying in and out of CVG. It's a huge win for the airport, which recently downsized to just one terminal.

Cincinnati was known as a hub for Delta until a few years ago when a number of cutbacks affected Delta's service to CVG. Delta now only operates about 100 flights per week at the airport. This has opened the airport up to other airlines, including budget airlines like Allegiant, Frontier and now Southwest. 

Passengers will be able to take one of eight daily Southwest flights from CVG to Baltimore-Washington International Airport or Chicago Midway.

Read the whole story here.

Jeff Ruby's The Precinct named one of best steakhouses in the U.S.


Travel + Leisure just released its list of the best steakhouses in the country, and Jeff Ruby's The Precinct in Columbia-Tusculum made the list.

Open since 1981, The Precinct is in a renovated police patrol house — Cincinnati Police Patrol House Number 6, to be exact. It is the longest-operating white tablecloth restaurant in the city.

The Precinct is known for its 19th-century style decor, but the menu is what keeps patrons coming back. The USDA prime steaks have caught the eye of other best of lists, including America's Top 10 Steakhouses by USA Today and Gayot.com.

See Travel + Leisure's other picks here.

Listermann Brewing wins two awards at Chicago beer festival


In November, Listermann Brewing won two awards at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers in Chicago for its barrel-aged Chickow!, a hazelnut brown ale.

The barrel-aged Chickow! is currently aging in barrels and will be available at Listermann's taproom in February or March 2017.

Listermann is one of Cincinnati's oldest craft breweries, and is no stranger to winning awards. It took home a bronze medal in 2014 for its Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter at the Great American Beer Festival.

To read the full article from the Cincinnati Business Courier, click here.
 

Brewery Heritage Trail named one of the best things coming in 2017


Thrillist rounded up the 15 coolest projects coming to U.S. cities in 2017, including the Brewing Heritage Trail in Over-the-Rhine, which recently received $300,000 in state and local funds. The trail will highlight the neighborhood's long and storied brewing history by taking people into the bellies of old breweries.

To take a tour, you will download an app that will take you on a 2.3-mile trek through OTR, Pendleton and downtown. Beer barons and brewery workers will narrate the tour and provide historical anecdotes along the way.

To see the other 14 projects, click here.
 
 

Cincinnati and Covington both make Travel + Leisure's list of best places to travel


Travel + Leisure recently named its top 50 travel destinations in the world, and Cincinnati and Covington both made the list because of the investment made by developers and the community to reinvigorate the region.

Cincinnati's must-see destinations include Over-the-Rhine and Union Terminal, and reasons to visit in the near future include Music Hall and Ziegler Park, both after renovations are completed, of course.

Locations in Covington include the newly opened Hotel Covington, which is in a former department store.

See the full list of destinations here.
 

Cintrifuse lauded for its work with startups and entrepreneurs


Cintrifuse is getting national attention for its work with Cincinnati-based startups and entrepreneurs from Industry Week.

Cintrifuse manages a 38,000-square-foot building in Over-the-Rhine, and works with startups and local entrepreneurs in a number of capacities. Its CEO Wendy Lea says it is part accelerator, part incubator and part co-working space.

She would like to see Cintrifuse expand on the national and international level, much like TechStars in Boulder, Colo. TechStars held its annual reunion of graduates, called FounderCon, earlier this fall in Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

 

People's Liberty draws national attention


One local experiment in philanthropy is drawing attention from groups around the country that are curious about the potential upside of spreading money through unusual channels.

Governing the States and Localities featured an article on People’s Liberty fellowships, through the Haile U.S. Bank Foundation. The fellowships allow recipients to take a year off to try to make their idea happen. Other grantees receive five-figure sums to carry out local initiatives that are innovative and achievable within a set time frame.

Plenty of people bat around good ideas for revitalizing empty storefronts or overgrown lots, said Jake Hodesh, vice president of People’s Liberty. The foundation not only gives them cash, but also helps them get set up. It’s an experiment in philanthropy that’s drawing attention from groups around the country that are curious about the potential upside of spreading money through unusual channels.

Read more.

Findlay Market named one of the best places in America


Findlay Market has been named one of five Great Public Spaces by the American Planning Association. On Oct. 3 it made the 2016 “Great Places in America” list. 
 
During National Community Planning Month, the APA recognizes public spaces that demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth and inspire others around the country.

A public space must embody eight characteristics to be considered for the award: promotes human contact and social activities; is safe, welcoming and accommodating for all users; has design and architectural features that are visually interesting; promotes community involvement; reflects the local culture or history; relates well to bordering uses; is well maintained; and has a unique or special character.

Home to 42 full-time individual merchants and more than 50 additional outdoor vendors and farmers on Saturdays and Sundays, Findlay Market is the only surviving municipal market house of the nine public markets operating in Cincinnati in the 19th and early 20th century.

Read more about it.

Renaissance Covington named Great American Main Street Award semi-finalist


Last year, Renaissance Covington was named as "One to Watch" by Main Street America, and now it's a semi-finalist for a Great American Main Street Award.

Since its inception in 2003, Renaissance Covington has created 790 new jobs, and about 150 new businesses have opened in the downtown Covington. While maintaining a strong commitment to the Main Street Approach, the organization has implemented creative and fun solutions to downtown revitalization challenges, including pop-up shops, a temporary “parklet” initiative and annual arts festival.

See the other semi-finalists for the Great American Main Street Awards here.

New drug causing increase in drug overdoses in Cincinnati and beyond


Over the past few weeks, Cincinnati has made headlines for the number of drug overdoses occurring within Hamilton County. While many of these overdoses have been attributed to heroin, a number of them have been caused by something even more dangerous: carfentanil.

Carfentanil is the world's most powerful commercial opioid, and is 100 times more potent than the similar drug fentanyl, which is a controlled prescription painkiller, and is 50 times stronger than heroin. Carfentanil is an animal tranquilizer that was never intended for human use, and isn't widely popular among American veterinarians or zoos.

So why are people using it? How is it getting to the United States?

Read the full story, "How America Gets Its Deadliest New Drug," on Fast Company's website.
 

Orchids at Palm Court and Sotto ranked among top 100 restaurants for foodies


Based on ratings from OpenTable users, Orchids at Palm Court and Sotto were recently ranked among the nation's best restaurants for foodies. The best of the best were chosen from among five million reviews of more than 200,000 restaurants across the country.

Orchids is the only AAA-Five Diamond rated restaurant in Ohio, and is known for serving up modern American dishes using French techniques. Chef Todd Kelly sources local and organic, even from the beehives on the roof of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, where Orchids is located.

Sotto, which is a sister restaurant to Boca and Nada, is all about Italian comfort food. The restaurant's rustic atmosphere makes diners feel as if they just stepped off the streets of Italy.

Check out the full list here and make your reservations today. 

Cincinnati considered one of the greenest cities in the U.S.


Cincinnati is known for its huge strides in technology, sustainability and social innovation, and is therefore considered one of the greenest cities in the United States.

Triple Pundit highlights the ways Cincinnati is blazing the trail in each area, including its growing number of startups. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, Cincinnati has seen the biggest startup growth in the country. Hubs like Bad Girl Ventures, The Brandery, Cincy Tech, Cintrifuse, Differential and UpTech, just to name a few.

Read the full story here.

The Overlook Lodge named one of the best bars in the country


The Overlook Lodge was recently name one of the 50 best bars in the country by Playboy. Voting is now closed, but the Top 10 winners will be announced in the magazine's November issue. 

The bar is themed after the hotel in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, with axes and stag antlers adorning the walls. And the cocktail menu features drinks like Writer's Block, which is bourbon and apple-berry sweet tea, and the Summer Caretaker —  rum, lemon, habanero, peach bitters and prickly pear soda. There's even a snack menu, featuring different homemade trail mixes.

Read the full story here.
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