Is something really happening in Cincinnati besides stocking up on hot pepper sauce for every Super Bowl night? Surprisingly, yes! Below, catch up on anything you may have missed this week as you slammed Hu-Dey.
The Bengals head to Super Bowl LVI on Sunday
For the first time since 1989, the Cincinnati Bengals will try to win it all. To celebrate, businesses across the city hold tailgate parties, fans swallow cans of chili and Hu-Dey, penguins are named after players and celebrities bet on the game. Read all of CityBeatfrom the Cincinnati Bengals cover and watch the Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 13.
Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac announces retirement schedule
We knew Isaac was planning to retire; until now, we just didn’t know when. The Cincinnati police chief has been part of the force since the Bengals last went to the Super Bowl, but that will soon change. Read CityBeat‘s story about Isaac’s plans and when Cincinnati might choose its next police chief.
Cincinnati to add more speed reduction cushions after successful pilot program
Yes, they actually work. Since the installation of the Winton Hills rubber cushions, the average speed of vehicles has dropped from 37 mph to 20 mph. Read CityBeat‘s story about Cincinnati’s plan to expand the program to other neighborhoods.
BLINK will light up the streets of Cincinnati from October 13-16
After BLINK’s inaugural run in 2017, the event returned in 2019. Now the hugely popular light and art festival will be back this fall. Read CityBeatthe story of BLINK’s comeback.
The Rescheduled Who to Play Concert at TQL Stadium in May
Find your squeeze box and hop on the magic bus, because The Who has finally rescheduled its Cincinnati tour stop for the spring. The show will be The Who’s first performance in Cincinnati since the December 3, 1979 tragedy at the Riverfront Coliseum. Read CityBeat‘s story on how to get tickets.
Target picks up skincare line created by Cincinnati entrepreneur
Sylvia Brownlee founded her Silverton-based company, Skin by Brownlee & Co., shortly after being made redundant, and now her business is booming. Target.com recently began stocking four of Brownlee’s products: Cryotherapy Roll-On Facial Roller, Blemish Chaser, HydraBalance Moisturizer and Balancing Face Wash. Read CityBeatBrownlee’s story on Brownlee’s entrepreneurial journey.
The National’s Matt Berninger joins Caroline Spence for a new ballad
In “I Know You Know Me”, Spence and Berninger exchange verses on behalf of their characters, acknowledging their place in each other’s lives, and the song builds with layered instrumentation. Read CityBeatthe story of the song and watch the video of the ballad.
Five restaurants in Greater Cincinnati feature on OpenTable’s list of America’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants
If you’re looking for a good restaurant for Valentine’s Day or for a date, Cincinnati has some good ones. OpenTable analyzed 12.4 million reviews to determine that Cincinnati restaurants deserved the top spot. Read CityBeat‘s story about local restaurants that made the list.
Fried Chili Cheese Cones – and the 5 Cone Challenge – are back at the Northside Yacht Club
Sure, the fried cones are delicious, but we crave a good food challenge even more. Starting Tuesday, February 15, the Northside Yacht Club’s infamous contest is back for a second round, and guests can attempt to eat five fried coneys and a plate of fries in 60 minutes or less. Read CityBeat‘s story on how to get in.
Reminder: Best Of Cincinnati voting ends February 13
Your votes in the reader’s poll will determine the area’s top restaurants, shops and services, music and nightlife, arts and culture, sports and recreation, and city life. Read CityBeat‘s story about how to vote and what happens next.
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