Letter from the Publisher


What an experience this has been.

Who knew, just a few months ago, that this is where we would be in April 2020. The world has changed… And we have had to adapt to way more than we thought humanly possible.

Staying home is the new normal….for most of us. This is about the ones who can’t stay home. The ones who get up, get dressed, and have to show up, whether they want to or not… To do a job. A job to save us. A job that puts them right in harm’s way…for better or for worse. Every single day. For this I say THANK YOU. Thank you for risking your lives…Doctors. Nurses. First Responders. Maintenance. Delivery Drivers. Chefs. Airline Pilots. Hotel staff.


So, here we are. Learning to appreciate good health, the outdoors, family….what’s the one thing we all have in common??? FOOD. This issue of Key Magazine Cincinnati is dedicated to the restaurants and Food Service folk COMMITTED to staying open. To feed us.

Please patronize the restaurants in this special Pandemic April 2020 issue of Key. 




The NEW normal. Let’s all make sure, when this nightmare finally moves on…that our favorite restaurants are STILL HERE to take our orders…feed us….serve us liquor….

And…a huge THANK YOU to the Key Sponsors …your generous donations have allowed me to Publish a great April issue with FREE ADS for all that are affected in the food industry that wanted to participate! I THANK YOU.

And to my amazing designer Jenny, you are my rockstar who makes this all happen.

Patty Youkilis


Key Magazine Cincinnati

Ultimate Air Shuttle begins service to Nashville from Lunken Airport


Ultimate Air Shuttle will expand its rapidly growing public charter service from Lunken Airport (LUK), OH. on March 16, offering round-trip flights to and from Nashville via Nashville International Airport (BNA), TN.

Ultimate Air will launch five-day-a-week service from LUK. Ultimate Air’s 30-seat Dornier 328 Jet and Embraer 135 Jet will fly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

The price for a round-trip ticket is $548 and a one-way ticket is $274. These ticket prices include all applicable taxes and fees. Ultimate Air Shuttle will offer a special $199.00 one-way fare for weekend travel. Tickets can be purchased at www.ultimateairshuttle.com or by calling 800-437-3931, with 24-hour phone support.

In addition to beginning service to Nashville, Ultimate Air Shuttle is expanding their service to Cleveland on March 16th. A mid-morning and mid-afternoon flight will be added Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

 “Our Business and Leisure customers have requested service to Nashville for a long time. All of us here at Ultimate Air Shuttle are excited to finally begin the only nonstop flight to Nashville from Cincinnati.  Passengers will enjoy the same FBO experience when they arrive at BNA as they have enjoyed at LUK the last 10 years” said Rick Pawlak, Senior Vice President of Ultimate Air Shuttle. “We are expanding our Cleveland schedule to keep up with customer demand. We are always listening and evolving to best serve our customers. The schedule is built to serve the business community here in Cincinnati and Nashville.”

For additional information please visit www.ultimateairshuttle.com

The magical Shen Yun experience


Shen Yun presents five thousands years of Chinese civilization in a live performance on stage. Through classical Chinese dance, breathtaking music, and gorgeous costumes, the show introduces an ancient world once lost. In March, the performance will be returning to Cincinnati.

Shen Yun Performing Arts is a nonprofit company based in New York. It was formed in 2006 by artists from around the world who came together with a mission—to show the world what Chinese culture once was. In China, this traditional culture has been devastated over 70 years of communist rule. In fact, Shen Yun is not even allowed to perform in China today.

But worldwide the company gave 500 performances in 150 cities last season alone. Across the United States and in Europe, its performances were regularly sold-out. 

What makes Shen Yun so popular and inspiring? The name Shen Yun means, “The beauty of divine beings dancing.” Some audience members describe it like this: You can go to China and see it with your eyes, but Shen Yun lets you experience the real China with your soul.  

At the heart of a Shen Yun performance is classical Chinese dance—and this company performs it like no other. This is an ancient art form with a history of thousands of years. Its explosive tumbling techniques combined with gentle elegance make it exhilarating and beautiful to watch.  

The performance includes story-based dances, with tales of heroic warriors, colorful figures like the Monkey King, and legends that take place high up in the heavens. Other dances celebrate China’s ethnic groups and dynasties. The live orchestra combines Western and Eastern instruments, creating a refreshing sound different from any other orchestra. 

Each performance includes hundreds of authentic, handmade costumes. The full theatrical effect is achieved with a dynamic, animated backdrop. It is like looking into a living painting, as the images interact with the dancers and orchestra in pure perfection.  

Shen Yun’s artists, like the ancients who came before them, believe that art is meant to uplift and inspire. They incorporate meditation and study of traditional culture into their rigorous daily training. In their interviews, they talk about cultivating goodness and virtue. This spiritual grounding comes through in their performance, filling the theater with a sense of anticipation and joy. 

Shen Yun will be in Cincinnati at Aronoff Center for the Arts, March 18-20, 2020. Tickets: 513-621-2787; Shenyun.com/Cincinnati.

Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible


The Skirball Museum on the historic Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion invites you to visit its current exhibition, Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible. Internationally celebrated artist and Jewish scholar Archie Rand brings a unique blend of expressionistic comic book style and loosely painting imagery rendered in loud, colorful tones to familiar stories from the Hebrew Bible. These visually stunning and thoughtful works are at the same time irreverent and serious, adding fresh perspectives to narratives that have shaped Western civilization.

In conceiving this series, Rand turned to two disparate sources: the language of comic books replete with speech bubbles and prints by the somewhat forgotten seventeenth-century Swiss-born engraver Matthäus Merian. In the case of a well-known story from Genesis, The Sacrifice of Isaac, Rand’s interpretation derives humor from distress. Prepared to sacrifice Isaac at the request of God, Abraham holds a knife. An angel bathed in gold hovers in a cloud above the distraught father. Leaning forward, Abraham shouts out “I’m here!” in a desperate effort to catch the angel’s attention, with the dialogue emphasized by large capital letters, an exclamation and double underlining. 

Rand described the canvases in the series as “old friends of mine and they tip the balance in my art.” He went on to remark that “there’s nothing irreligious about these pictures. I mean, it’s exactly what’s going on, but they’re painted in such a way that they become available.”

The exhibition continues through June 28, 2020.


Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘Crushing Daffodils’

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Crushing daffodils is one of two Spring themed exhibits presented by Art Beyond Boundaries this year, which will run from March 27, 2020 to May 8, 2020. This exhibit celebrates the beginning of a new year in the historic Over-The-Rhine arts district on Main Street.

It will consist of an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings , photos and sculpture.

The opening reception will be March 27, 2020, 6-9pm. Join us and enjoy lite bites, experience compelling original art and meet some of the artists who are featured in the exhibit.

Heart Health 101


Know your risk factors: High blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, and lack of regular activity are all things that we can control.

Know your numbers! One of the best things you can do to protect your heart is to know your blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, and blood sugar.

Take action now! Healthy changes in your life can make a world of difference for your heart.

If you are experiencing symptoms of heart attack, don’t hesitate to get help! The stakes are too high.

Almost two-thirds (64%) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.

Women are more likely to describe chest pain as being sharp and burning in nature and more frequently have pain in the neck, jaw, throat, abdomen, or back.

Heart disease is a killer that strikes more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. While one in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, heart disease claims the lives of one in three. That’s roughly one death each minute.

The American Heart Association recommends you start getting your cholesterol checked at age 20, or earlier if your family has a history of heart disease. And while you’re at it, be sure to keep an eye on your blood pressure at your next check-up.

For younger women, the combination of birth control pills and smoking boosts heart disease risks by 20 percent.

Smoking, diabetes and abnormal blood lipids erase a woman’s estrogen protection.

Women wait longer than men to go to an emergency room when having a heart attack and physicians are slower to recognize the presence of heart attacks in women because “characteristic” patterns of chest pain and EKG changes are less frequently present.

Dr. Schwartz is a local doctor specializing in obstretrics and gynocology.