There’s a new, hip spot in town…

There are many great restaurants in the downtown vicinity… But one thing that has been lacking is a cool vibe spot with a great breakfast/brunch, with or without the mimosas. Introducing Unexpected Burgers & Bourbon… located in the fabulous Kinley Hotel at the corner of Race Street and Seventh Street.

Ready to bring a unique blend of casual, contemporary dining and innovative flavors directly to you, wherever you choose to savor them.

A casual dining destination where exceptional service, culinary excellence, and a vibrant atmosphere meet. From the first light of day to the gentle dusk, Chef Matt Case is committed to starting your morning with a sumptuous breakfast, and concluding with dinner experiences that delight and satisfy.

Start your Day the Unexpected Way!

Venture to Unexpected Burgers & Bourbon for a breakfast experience that’s anything but ordinary. Chef Matt is serving up morning delights that will awaken your taste buds and elevate your start to the day. From gourmet twists on classic favorites to his signature bourbon-infused specialties, the breakfast menu is designed to surprise and satisfy.

Whether you’re a hotel guest seeking the convenience of a delicious meal steps from your room, or around the corner, or a local in search of a new breakfast destination, come discover the unique flavors and casual contemporary vibe.

Embrace the unexpected and make your morning memorable. Open for breakfast and ready to turn the first meal of the day into a culinary adventure. See you there!

Come for an Unforgettable Dinner Experience

Embark on a culinary adventure at Unexpected Burgers & Bourbon…where every dinner is a discovery. Indulge in gourmet burgers, contemporary sides, and an ambiance that whispers casual sophistication.

A Toast to the Evening: Complement your meal with expertly curated selections of wine and bourbon. Consider starting with the house signature bourbon to fully embrace the essence of the dining experience. For the wine enthusiast, a glass of red wine pairs exquisitely with the gourmet burgers, enriching your palate.

Unexpected Burgers & Bourbon promises an evening filled with unexpected delights. Let Unexpected Burgers & Boutbon be your destination for relaxation, great food, and impeccable drinks.

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Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘Ides of Spring’

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery will showcase our Spring themed exhibiton, ‘Ides of Spring.’ ABB will display a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media by talented, local, and regional artists with disabilities and exclusive art from the gallery collection. This exhibition runs from Nov. 30 to May 13, 2024.

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, Instagram, and/or contact the gallery.

Prime Cincinnati has something for everyone!

Whether you’re craving surf..turf…or BOTH…. Prime Cincinnati’s got you covered! Also…Street City Urban Gourmet AND Primo Middletown!

It’s Theater season….time to plan your dining experience before the show! You must try the Pre-Theater two-course dining experience at Prime Cincinnati…literally the best meal and atmosphere right across the street!

In addition….The Spring Two-Course Menu at Prime is now available Sunday through Thursday for only $55! 

Next door at Street City Urban Gourmet, the New two-course Spring Menu is now available EVERYDAY for only $37!

All of Nelson Castillo’s restaurants (Prime Cincinnati, Primo Middletown and Street City Urban Gourmet) are here to accommodate ALL of your dining experiences and special occasion needs!

Prime Cincinnati and Street City Urban Gourmet are both located right on 6th street (across from The Aronoff Center for the Arts), with access also to “UNEXPECTED”….the premier speakeasy of Downtown Cincinnati! Be sure to secure your spot in this incredible evening gathering place. 

Nelson Castillo, owner of Prime Cincinnati at 580 Walnut St. ( also Street City Urban Gourmet), recently opened Primo Middletown in the former BeauVerre Riourdan Studios Building in Downtown Middletown.

Primo Middletown, like Prime, focuses on USDA Prime, certified Angus Beef steaks, along with an expanded menu, including Italian dishes, like veal chops and Osso Buco…classics for an Italian steakhouse. Castillo also acquired a pasta maker from Italy which he uses to supply his restaurants, and also sell retail pasta. There are wine dinners with menu pairings, and a high-end wine list that pairs well with an Italian steakhouse.

Primo Middletown also has a secret speakeasy accessible through the kitchen, which features more than 100 rare and allocated Bourbons. Unlike Prime, Primo’s speakeasy also has a cigar lounge. A membership to either “UNEXPECTED” speakeasy (either downtown Cincinnati or Middletown) will allow access to both! Castillo is wowing the guests of Primo Middletown….it is fabulous…and a welcome new hotspot for the Middletown and greater Cincinnati patrons of fine dining!

For more details on booking private events for your upcoming events and dining experiences at any of these fabulous locations, or to make reservations…visit or

33rd Annual Mardi Gras for homeless children combines fun with fundraising

Be sure to mark FAT TUESDAY, February 13, 2024, down on your calendar- you don’t want to miss the 33rd Annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children presented by Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell and the Wyler Family Foundation. 

Produced by the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association (NKRA), this fun-filled evening includes great food and drinks provided by over 50 local restaurants and beverage purveyors, live and silent auctions, with live music by Tickled Pink and the Beechwood High School Marching Band!  

This year’s Mardi Gras court features Scott Sloan, of 700 WLW as King and Sheila Gray, of Local 12 News as Queen, and the evening features Tiffany Potter and JonJon Curl of KISS 107.1 as well as Sara Elyse of 102.7 WEBN as emcees. 

All proceeds from the 33rd Annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children goes towards food purchases for Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound, and Welcome House, Inc. This event has raised over $2.56M in proceeds since its inception, and the money is a true gift to these agencies, giving them enough to stock their pantries for at least a full year. 

The all-inclusive tickets are available for $100/person providing admittance for the entire event from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell, all benefiting agencies, or  VIP tickets are also available for $120/person, which allows early entry into the event at 5:30pm. 

Laissez les bon temps rouler! 

A Culinary Trip to Greece; No passport needed

Fillo is a modern Greek restaurant in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine neighborhood that embodies the simplistic beauty of authentic Greek cuisine.

A simple gathering of native ingredients that burst to life under the Mediterranean sun and celebrate the little pleasures in life. 

 Each plate honors the iconic flavors and authenticity of Greek cuisine  — gyros, olives, feta, olive oil, tzatziki, meze and baklava, to name a few.

Harvested in Greece. 

Baked Fresh in Cincinnati

Fillo embodies the simplistic beauty of authentic Greek pastries; a simple gathering of native ingredients nestled within layers of carefully crafted phyllo dough, baked to a myriad of delicious golden hues.

 We believe our journey must begin at the very place where these savory and sweet goods have been embraced by locals for centuries– Greece.

For your next evening out….Fillo Modern Greek is an absolute MUST!

Fabulous food…cocktails…ambience.

Visit for more information and to book your reservation!

Art Beyond Boundaries presents 17 – Almost Legal Celebrating 17 years in OTR

This exhibition celebrates the gallery’s 17th year displaying in the Over-the-Rhine Greater Cincinnati area. Celebration is the theme, with a fantastic roster of local and regional artists with and without disabilities. Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery opening reception will be Saturday Feb. 3, 2024. Wine & Hors d’oeuvres will be served. 

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, Instagram, and/or contact the gallery.