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 www.mardigras2024.org.  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 FilloModernGreek.com 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.

Expect the Unexpected

A new Cincinnati bar is giving people a taste of what it was like during Prohibition.

Unexpected is a new speakeasy-style bar located in Prime Cincinnati, a downtown steakhouse, and it’s now open to the public.

To access the speakeasy, guests must enter through Prime and inquire about Unexpected. They then will be escorted through a back hallway featuring murals painted by an anonymous local artist and led through a secret bookcase entrance, according to DJ Webster, a manager at Prime.

If you’re looking for a late-night social experience geared toward the individual with a ripened palate who desires a sophisticated locale – look no further!

You’ll be lead through a back hall way featuring murals painted by a local artist and through a secret bookcase entrance.

“You’re going through the back hallway, you’re going through the back door, you go through the secret bookcase, and then when you get to the speakeasy, all the lights are very dim there’s different colored lamps on the tables. There’s live music. So it’s really a chill, like very lounge type bar vibe,” Assistant General Manager Sebastian Castillo said.

The bar features dozens of unique bourbons, some you can only find within the speakeasy.

Right now, there is no cover fee to get in but they do have a membership program where guests get access to monthly tastings and other exclusive events.

Visit for the experience. Become a member for the exclusive benefits.


Wed~Sat 8pm~12am

Unexpected Door is on 6th Street | Between Main & Walnut Streets | Unexpected Late-Night Access through Prime Cincinnati 580 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

To learn more, visit primeunexpected.com.

Makers Bakers Co. is Officially 2-time the Best of Cincinnati

We are honored to be nominated in 8 categories and voted Top Ten Bakery in City’s Beats “Best of Cincinnati” 2022-2023. Thank you so much!

 Makers Bakers Co. makes a variety of sweet and savory items.

You have two great options to satisfy your cravings. You can either pick from our assortment of delicious items available on the Daily Menu, or you can plan ahead and pre-order delectable treats like Cheesecakes, pies, cakes, and more from our 24-48 hour menu. Just swing by the iconic Findlay Market to grab your order.

Are you on the hunt for something extraordinary to delight a loved one? Perhaps an upcoming event calls for a custom confection that’s both delectable and charming?

Our team stands ready to craft a bespoke dessert(s) that will not only tantalize your taste buds but also leave your guests enchanted.

Whether you’re orchestrating a memorable occasion or simply seeking a personal indulgence, we’re here to weave your dessert aspirations into reality.

Choose from an array of flavors and textures, each carefully curated to elevate your experience. We’re even adept at fashioning desserts that draw inspiration from your cherished memories or unique encounters. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Through attentive dialogue, we’ll understand your desires and, if desired, offer expert suggestions such as seasonal favorites and harmonious flavor and color combinations to complement your vision.

Embark on this journey by completing our straightforward form, sharing as much detail as possible. Soon, we’ll connect to delve into the finer aspects of your requirements.

We eagerly await your message. Let’s collaborate to create dessert magic!

If you have any queries, feel free to reach out at 513-807-9748. We genuinely appreciate your interest in Makers Bakers Co. and eagerly await the opportunity to serve you.

Welcome to Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt at Moerlein Lager House!

This magical holiday-themed Christmas festival will feature food, beverages, merchandise, holiday lights, choral, themed character visits, a 4-lane Ice slide, an Igloo boardwalk, and musical entertainment, with a European, yet Cincinnati Holiday theme.

Market Hours: November 22-December 31

Wed. – Thurs.: 5-9; Fridays: 5-11; Saturdays: 12-11; Sundays: 12-7

(Please see the website for Holiday Hours!)

Igloo Rentals are also available!

Reserve your Mercedes Benz of Fort Mitchell Igloo on our boardwalk at Christkindlmarkt.

Weekly Promotions and Entertainment Schedule:

Every Wednesday: Kids Eat Free (ages 12 and under) with Ice Slide Ticket purchase 5-9 pm; Happy Hour on the Markt 5-9 pm

Every Thursday: Half-price wine night 5-9 pm on individual glasses and full bottles.Half-price bourbon night on high-end feature bourbons. Plus, cigar features. Happy Hour on the Markt 5-9 pm

Every Friday: Dickens Christmas Carolers 6-9 pm; Holiday DJ 9-11 pm

Every Saturday: Check our schedule for the Golden Christkindl and other children’s characters 12-6 pm; Cincinnati Christkindlmarkt Holiday Karaoke where you can win prizes from 3-6 pm; Dickens Christmas Carolers 6-9 pm; Holiday DJ 9-11 pm.

Every Sunday: Check our schedule for the Golden Christkindl and other children’s characters 12-6 pm; No Characters on Bengals Game Days

Nov. 22 – Dec. 31: Admission is Free!

Located on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn at the Moerlein Lager House adjacent to The Banks, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati.

Parking available below the Moerlein Lager House.