Best Place to score FC Cincinnati swag? It’s Cincy Shirts!

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Everyone knows the best place to go for Cincinnati gear – Cincy Shirts, of course.  And if you’re an FC Cincinnati fan (and really, who isn’t?), Cincy Shirts is the ONLY place to go for officially licensed FC Cincinnati shirts, sweatshirts, signs, flags, ornaments, and so much more.

When FC Cincinnati was acquired by Major League Soccer, they went to bat for Cincy Shirts with the MLS to be sure that they stayed the only official source for gear; Cincy Shirts and FC Cincinnati have been partners since before their first game!  Now that the hit soccer club is in the MLS, Cincy Shirts has the only single team MLS licensing ever granted: so why look anywhere else?

Cincy Shirts has two in-house designers who don’t just create logo items; they take the time and effort to put a Cincinnati spin on what they dream up, so you’re getting more than an FC Cincinnati item, you’re getting a little piece of the hometown with it.  Everything is locally printed as well, so they really put the “Cincinnati” in FC Cincinnati.

Items will be available for purchase starting January 1st, so head down to any of their three locations: Over-the-Rhine at 1301 Main Street; Hyde Park at 2709 Observatory Ave.; and downtown Loveland at 295 W. Loveland Avenue for all your FC Cincinnati desires.  They’re open Monday through Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4:00pm.  Can’t drop by the store?  Order online at www.cincyshirts.com.  

You can’t leave town without a little piece of FC Cincinnati, so drop by and get your gear at Cincy Shirts.

 

SkyStar will stay until June

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Banks in Cincinnati, SkyStar, a 150-foot-high mobile observation wheel is open through June. SkyStar will operate on Freedom Way at The Banks, across from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

“SkyStar is America’s largest portable observation wheel and it lights up the sky with over 1 million colored LED lights,” said Todd Schneider of SkyStar. “This experience provides unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, the Suspension Bridge and the Ohio River.” 

Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, climate controlled and can hold up to six passengers. Skystar offers a private experience and riders won’t be paired with strangers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and lasts approximately 12 minutes.

• Hours

Monday through Thursday – 4 to 10 p.m. 

Friday – noon to midnight

Saturday – 10 a.m. to midnight

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• Tickets are $12.50 each and available now at www.skystarwheel.com.

Trotta’s Steak and Seafood is the perfect holiday dinner destination

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Looking for somewhere new to eat for the holidays?  Look no further than Trotta’s Steak and Seafood, right across the Ohio River in Dayton, KY.

Hand-cut steaks…fresh, never frozen, seafood…amazing weekly features…Trotta’s is a family-owned and operated dining experience that you just can’t pass by.  Owner Kathleen Trotta is a fine-dining expert who decided to finally open her own place and offer Cincinnati exceptional quality in steaks and seafood.  She likes to keep the menu fresh, with new items popping up daily; diners will never get bored with a dinner at Trotta’s!  By creating new recipes and only using the freshest ingredients, Kathleen makes sure there’s always something new and exciting to order.

With the holidays looming closer, now’s the time to book your holiday party at Trotta’s; they’ve got a fabulous private dining area with its own side door entrance so your guests can slip in and out in privacy and of course, you’ll get the same wonderful service as you would in the main dining room.  Or, if you are just looking for a great place for a group dinner or a date night out, Trotta’s fits the bill with its old-school supper club ambiance, live music and cozy firepits.  

Having just received a Diner’s Choice Award from Open Table, Trotta’s is even busier than ever; people come from all over to dine here, locals and folks from as far away as Indianapolis!  This is THE destination for any occasion: holiday parties, holiday dining or just a fun night out with friends and family.  Treat yourself – and everyone else in your life – to a fine-dining adventure at Trotta’s Steak and Seafood.

 

Holiday shopping is easy at Eddie Lane’s EDB Diamond Showroom

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If your holiday gift list includes stunning diamond studs, exquisite gold jewelry or perhaps a unique piece for that special someone in your life, look no further than Eddie Lane’s EDB Diamond Showroom.  No one in Cincinnati -and we mean NO ONE- has a better selection or better prices than this jewelry store that’s been voted Best Jeweler in Cincinnati by Consumer Choice for the past four years.

A multi-generational company, Eddie Lane himself retired three years ago, and his daughter Cindy Lange stepped into his shoes.  Eddie still comes into work every day, and along with the dedicated, passionate staff, provides the best in customer service and jewelry advice available.

Eddie Lane’s EDB Diamond Showroom is proud to source their own diamonds and create their own studs. Customers are getting the very best in both quality and style, and there is nothing they can’t customize for their loyal clientele.  The staff here prides themselves on keeping their customers on budget, too; there is something at every price point, and no one will let you walk out spending more than you had planned.

Currently, Eddie Lane’s is fired up for holiday shopping, and new shipments of diamonds arrive daily.  You can’t beat the selection, and it’s always a good plan to shop early to be sure you get just the earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces or any other fine jewels you are looking for.  

Eddie Lane’s EDB Diamond Showroom is the only jewelry store in town you need to shop at for all your holiday needs.  Visit them in Downtown Montgomery and you’ll see the rumors are true: Eddie Lane’s IS the best!

 

Cirque du Soleil Crystal: A breakthrough ice experience

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Follow CRYSTAL, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.

Crystal runs from December 27-30 with 7 performances. Go to www.usbankarena.com for showtimes and tickets.

 

Ale to the Queen City beer festival celebrates the region’s rich brewing heritage

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Ale to the Queen City, November 23 and 24, will feature more than 20 local craft beers, signature Cincinnati dishes, and live music. The outdoor event will take place on Mehring Way between Elm Street and the Roebling Bridge. Coffee and hot chocolate will also be served, with the option to add some holiday “spirits.”

The festival is a celebration of Cincinnati, the holiday season and the region’s rich brewing heritage. It’s the perfect time to meet up with friends and family to keep Thanksgiving weekend going!  

Ever wonder how brewers invent new beers or come up with those beer names? Curious about home brewing? You can quench your thirst for knowledge at the event as you hear stories and ask questions about the Cincinnati region’s favorite beers during “Tales & Ales” sessions. 

Info

Beer tickets: To be purchased on site and are $1 each. 1 ticket = 3 oz. sample or 5 tickets = full-size beer. 

Hours: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Web: www.aletothequeencity.com for complete event information and a list of participating breweries.