The 3 best burgers for burger week are right in downtown Cincinnati!


With Cincinnati burger week around the corner, over 50 restaurants, pubs, and bars will be offering signature burgers for only $5. Nelson Castillo owns three restaurants participating in burger week…..Prime Cincinnati, At580 Market, and Street City Pub.

All three restaurants boast Certified Angus Beef Brand all-beef burgers, and each comes with it’s own unique toppings to get that classic burger taste. 

On the menu for Prime Cincinnati, a premier steakhouse in Downtown Cincinnati right across from the Aronoff, is the Jack Burger — a prime burger with rocket arugula, aged Vermont cheddar cheese, bourbon bacon onion jam, berkshire bacon, and truffle aioli, all on a brioche bun. 

At580 Market has, for a limited time, the All American burger — a combination of American cheese, bacon, fried egg, topped with a special mayo. 

Street City Pub’s choice burger is the FC Cincy burger. Named to honor Cincinnati’s popular MLS soccer team, the FC Cincy burger is a burger with pimento cheese, crispy onion rings, bacon, special mustard-mayo, all on a pretzel bun, which is fitting seeing as Street City Pub is the official away-game viewing Pub in Cincinnati. 

Come catch an FC Cincy game, or any other sports game on one of Street City Pub’s 10 televisions, and know that the Pub is more than just a place that serves food, it’s a place with fun for the whole family. With dollar wing Tuesday’s, Thursday night trivia, live music Saturday’s,and kids eat free Sunday, Street City Pub has something for the whole family every day of the week. Elise Lemen, Sales and Marketing Manager of both At580 Market and Street City Pub, says the Pub is a “place where people can come for more than food or drinks, it’s a place where people can come for entertainment too.” 

Be sure to visit for the full sports schedule and weekly events, and check out these burgers during Cincinnati burger week. The FC Cincy Burger at Street City Pub, and the Jack Burger at Prime Cincinnati will be available for only $5 from July 15 – July 28 (that’s a bonus week!), while the At580 Market All American burger will be available for only $5 from July 15 – July 21. 

Be sure to try all 3…. Once, twice, even three times! The BEST BURGERS IN TOWN.  Got to love July in Cincinnati!

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘Intent to Vandalize’

Intent to Vandalize

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to attend our upcoming exhibition, ‘Intent to Vandalize’, on Friday July 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition will be displayed in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district and will run until Sept. 13, 2019.

Art Beyond Boundaries will display a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media by talented, local and regional artists. Join us opening night for opportunities to meet the featured artists and to experience the original art with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or contact the gallery.


Never let them see you sweat again with Kurtzman Plastic Surgery


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Would you finally like a permanent solution to your challenge with sweat and odor???  miraDry is the only noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that will free you from the bothersome problems of underarm sweat. By eliminating the sweat and odor glands, you can feel confident that your underarms will remain dry in any situation.

miraDry is for you, if you are: Bothered by underarm sweat…Tired of underarm stains in shirts….Seeking a natural, toxin-free lifestyle…Done feeling sticky at the end of the day….Wanting to be free from underarm sweat and feel clean all day long!!!!

The miraDry system uses proprietary miraWave energy that targets and destroys sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are destroyed, they do not grow back so that means once they are gone, they are gone for good.

miraDry is an in-office procedure at Kurtzman Plastic Surgery!  The procedure only takes about one hour. The patient likely won’t feel anything during the treatment since the underarms will be numbed prior to treatment. After treatment, patients may experience swelling, soreness, tingling and numbness in the treated area. These sensations typically clear-up within a few days to a few weeks.

After the procedure, patients can expect to have an immediate reduction in sweat. Sweat glands don’t grow back so patients should experience results that last. The amount of sweat reduction you desire should be discussed with Dr. Kurtzman. As with any treatment, the results may vary from person to person.

Downtime for this procedure can be minimal to none. Most patients return to regular activity (like returning to work) immediately. Exercise and vigorous activity is typically resumed within several days. 

If you’re ready to eliminate excessive underarm sweating…then call Kurtzman Plastic Surgery at 513-891-4440 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lawrence Kurtzman.  

Upper Eden: A Celebration of the Creation in Stones, Glass and Art

Upper Eden

Upper Eden is a one-of-a-kind boutique featuring unique jewelry, handbags, art glass, scarves and an art gallery featuring work by local artists.

Located in the heart of Mt. Adams overlooking the city, Upper Eden features a hand-picked selection of stunning jewelry from designers all over the world…including: Charles Albert with his one of a kind gemstones, Zina sterling silver from Beverly Hills and Handbags from Paris just to name a few.

Art glass from all over the world. Last but not least…an art gallery in back featuring local artists. Absolutely a destination well remembered.

Upper Eden has been featured as one of the 60 Best Little Shops in Cincinnati

Located at 1120 St. Gregory St., in Cincnnati’s Mt. Adams neighborhood, the shop is open Wednesday through Saturday 12:00pm-7:00pm – Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm

Just the most perfect place to find your new favorite piece of jewelry or art!

Hawaii: A tropical paradise

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Who’s up for some island hopping? Hawaii has long been a popular destination for folks seeking a tropical vacation without the need for a passport. With each island offering unique landscapes and experiences, there’s truly something for everyone in this palm tree studded, waterfall flowing, volcanic erupting wonderland!  Flights are currently pricing great for August-October and hotels are offering some amazing deals as well.

Another great way to experience Hawaii is by means of a floating hotel! Norwegian Cruise Lines offers an incredible seven day round trip Honolulu itinerary with overnights in both Maui & Kauai. This allows you to see four islands in seven days and only unpack once! Currently we can even offer an “all inclusive” experience when booking certain room categories which means you can have unlimited drinks, specialty dining credits, free wifi, shore excursion credit all included in your cruise fare!  (Keep in mind these offers are date specific).

So, if snorkeling, long walks on the beach, boating, swimming with dolphins, scenic drives with waterfalls, zip lining, hikes, bike riding, historical sites, cultural experiences and great food are all on your list of what makes vacations fun, then Hawaii is the destination for you! 

Text or call us at 513-275-8086 7 days a week for a customized quote! 

Debbie Boyd – Lead Travel Consultant in the Greater Cincinnati area.  



Nicola’s in OTR for a truly fabulous dining experience


On Monday, April 15, Nicola Pietoso celebrated the 23rd anniversary of his namesake restaurant, Nicola’s. To celebrate, he gave away over $2000 worth of their famous Bolognese to unsuspecting guests who often dine there on Mondays to enjoy their weekly neighborhood special.

In addition to their “Bolo Mondays,” Nicola’s is well known as an upscale fine dining staple in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine neighborhood, featuring a highly acclaimed, contemporary Italian menu, an extensive wine list and one of the most unique dining spaces in the area.

Nicola’s is also the proud multi-year recipient of the AAA Four Diamond rating, as well as TripExpert’s “Expert’s Choice and “Best of Cincinnati” awards.

Matthieu Charbonneau, Manager of Nicola’s, has worked there for most of the past five years.When asked what really separates Nicola’s from other restaurants in OTR, he was quick to mention their level of customer service, “The service aspect is a staple in OTR, a constant that has been a focus of ours. We have a longstanding reputation for being warmly hospitable and accommodating.”

It is this service that founder Nicola Pietoso strives for every day. In fact, it’s the heart of his business. You can find Pietoso in the dining room almost every night, smiling and talking to customers. In the words of Charbonneau, “Guests love seeing him. He’s been around for 23 years and is an absolutely wonderful and amazing person who carries a unique presence with him everywhere he goes.”

Guests are also a focus in the kitchen, as Executive Chef Jack Hemmer spends his time creating innovative dishes each season for the guests to enjoy. Nicola’s just released their new Spring menu, featuring house favorites such as beef tenderloin, arctic char, rhubarb salad, frutti di mare squid ink pasta and tuna crudo. Having worked on and off for Nicola’s since his early 20’s, Hemmer embraces Nicola’s core values and strives for this commitment to customer service not just in the kitchen, but in the front of the house as well. In his words, “Our goal every day is to be better than the day before. We want people to consider us one of the best.”

In addition to the seasonal menu releases, Nicola’s often hosts wine dinners, pairing delicious wines with customized dinner selections from Chef Hemmer. The next wine dinner is scheduled for June 13 and will feature wines from Italo Cescon. The restaurant is also planning another wine dinner in July. Guests can reserve their seats for these exclusive dinners by calling the restaurant directly.

Nicola’s Restaurant offers a truly unique experience for its guests. With private and semi-private dining spaces, they are the perfect location for a corporate meeting, dinner celebration or to entertain friends while in town. Visit Nicola’s at 1420 Sycamore Street in downtown Cincinnati for amazing food, wine and atmosphere.