The Prime of Cincinnati

Prime inside

Enjoying premium steaks and top-notch service doesn’t have to involve a trip to the major cities on either coast. Rather, a steakhouse located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati is bringing patrons the dry-aged, well-marbled steaks they crave.

Prime Cincinnati and its executive chef Shawn Heine have built a well-earned reputation for excellence—much like that of the Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime steaks found on the menu. With high standards that ensure each bite is as good as the last, the original brand of Angus beef’s steakhouse cuts go hand-in-hand with the restaurant’s hardto- find seafood options, flown from the coasts daily. From service to menu, Heine shares Prime Cincinnati’s mission is to exceed each customer’s expectation.

“With prime seafood and Certified Angus Beef® brand Prime, combined with our inhouse dry-aging program, we believe that we are really bringing everything that we can to the table,” Heine says. “Our restaurant is all about hospitality, all about bringing the guests in and really catering to every need that they have.”

One of those key offerings is in-house dry-aged steaks. Heine and managing partner Nelson Castillo enjoy getting people to try the properly aged, premium steaks for the first time. He shares that the serving staff go through intense training to expertly describe each cut of beef on their tableside display. They point out the coloration, marbling, and explain the differences while making recommendations. This impressive presentation is as much an education to their guests as an enticement. Those are the key interactions Nelson sees that make up the overall experience.

“The Prime Cincinnati experience is all about creating memories,” Nelson Castillo says. “It’s all about how we can impact and be part of everybody’s day.”

In addition to the classic evening service, Prime Cincinnati also offers lunch, highlighted by its burger selection. Topping the list is Heine’s Prime Dry-Aged Burger, consisting of Certified Angus Beef® brand ground chuck, topped with bacon, blue cheese and garlic aioli. The restaurant also provides delicious soups and salads for lighter options.

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With its focus on providing patrons with premium steaks and an exceptional dining experience, Prime Cincinnati received the Steakhouse of the Year honor from the Certified Angus Beef® brand. For information or to make a reservation, visit

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘Changing Perceptions: Alter Egos’


Art Beyond Boundaries, invites you to attend the opening reception of our 14th annual inclusive show, ‘Changing Perceptions: Alter Egos’ on Friday, November 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm. The Changing Perceptions series, which features the work of artists with and without disabilities, has continually grown in popularity as one of the regions’ most vibrant fine art exhibits. The exhibition will run until Friday, January 10, 2020.

Art Beyond Boundaries will have a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Join us to experience the original art and meet the featured artists.  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.


Be curious, eat freely


From Blueberry Ginger to Bananas Foster and Dark Chocolate Orange, Madisono’s Sorbet and Gelato will not only leave your taste buds zinging, but your stomach quite happy too. With no eggs, no gluten, and low-to-no fat, Madisono’s really takes pride in its unique flavors and digestive friendly gelato and sorbet, so there is something for everyone.

Madisono’s motto, “Be Curious. Eat Freely.” really shows their commitment to providing delicious and healthy sweet treats for everyone. Vegan? No problem. Madisono’s sorbet is both dairy free and vegan, in addition to being gluten, egg, and fat free.

Madisono’s was started by Matt Madison, a gourmet shiitake mushroom – among other specialty produce – farmer in Adam’s County, Ohio. Over the years, as he traveled to farmers markets and events all across Cincinnati, Madison discovered his knack for making wonderful gelato creations. Slowly, Madison’s Gelato became known and talked about, and Madisono’s was born. 

Now available in almost 100 locations across Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, you can find this Cincinnati sorbet and gelato startup in Kroger, Giant Eagle Market District, Busch’s, as well as plenty of other independent retailers. Grab a pint and finally Eat Free!


Jazzed About Art at Art Beyond Boundaries


Join us November 1, 2019, 7-11:00pm for the 5th Annual Jazzed About Art. A celebration of the creativity, diversity and inclusion of artists with disabilities. This event benefits Art Beyond boundaries where artists with disabilities grow artistically, display and market their art work, and establish themselves in our city’s vibrant arts community.

This is the first year that our gala will take place at the Woodward Theater in the historic Over The Rhine arts district. The Woodward Theater is located practically next door to Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery at 1404 Main St. Tickets are $75 per person. There will be a catered buffet dinner by Ollie’s Trolley; cash bar; an exciting raffle with great prizes, including a 65 inch flat screen T.V.; a wine pull and entertainment by Art Gore &ThJazz Knights with vocalist Dixie Karas. Complimentary valet parking available. Please RSVP by October 25, 2019 at For more information call the gallery at 513-421-8726.

Art Beyond Boundaries is a professional mainstream exhibition venue dedicated to presenting the work of artists with disabilities. Since 2005, hundreds of artists have benefitted from the extraordinary mentoring and guidance of seasoned professionals who are committed to the mission of the program.

BLINK® to transform Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Blink Thursday 10-12-17-3989

Downtown Cincinnati is a beautiful place; from walking on the riverfront parks and crossing the Purple People Bridge over the Ohio River…. to the beautiful architecture by Over-the-Rhine and Findlay Market.

From October 10th until the 13th, downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will be transformed into a beautiful outdoor art museum.  Spanning more than 30 city blocks, BLINK is one of the nation’s largest light, art, and projection mapping events, and is completely free to the public.

Featuring light-based sculptures and installations, brand-new art murals, and interactive art, BLINK is illuminated by ArtsWave. ArtsWave is a local organization that supports hundreds of art projects and organizations through impact-based grants. 

For four days, from 7 until 11 P.M., downtown Cincinnati will transform into a one-of-a- kind place in the world. As BLINK is the only outdoor art event of its kind, during these four days, Cincinnati will attract people from all over the world that want to come and witness the magic, and enjoy the shared inspiration and awe that BLINK brings. 

BLINK started only two years ago in 2017, when two separate organizations, Brave Berlin and The AGAR presented idea concepts for an outdoor light festival to Tim Maloney of the Haile Foundation. Maloney combined these concepts, and BLINK was born. 

Rich Walburg, spokesperson for BLINK, describes the unique opportunity BLINK brings for the city of Cincinnati, “Cincinnati is a creative, inclusive and innovative future city. BLINK is a monumental event that showcases all that our region has to offer. Because it’s free and open to the public, people from around our region, the nation and the globe will come together in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to enjoy a shared moment of art and light.”

BLINK is produced by The AGAR, ArtWorks, Brave Berlin, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Foundation, Jr/U.S. Bank Foundation and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. For more information, maps, and many other resources, visit BLINK’S website,  


Del Gardo’s Cannoli…. Taste a New Tradition in Covington!

Del Gardos

Del Gardo’s Cannoli has been in the making for over 30 years for owner Steve Del Gardo. It started while Steve was a Chef’s Apprentice at 18 years old in Columbus, Ohio.

Steve had a dream….and in 2018 it became a reality. He wanted to open an Italian café but be different than anyone else. He explored a coffee bar concept to a full eat in café but his main focus was his special recipes for cannoli. Steve has an art/design background and wanted to use those skills in creating wonderful looking artisan cannoli as well as being very tasty to one’s palette. After 12 months exploring and research on how to get his cannoli to the masses, Steve is living his dream.

Del Gardo’s Cannoli Bar offers Italian Fine Wines and Premium Craft Beers.