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10 Places to Celebrate World Pasta Day Around Cincinnati

Cincinnati Restaurants for Pasta Day - Cutler Real Estate

Nothing warms the soul quite like a fresh bowl of pasta topped with your favorite sauce. While spaghetti, tortellini, and fettuccine are a few common favorites, there are actually over 600 different shapes of pasta. Because pasta is so versatile, it's no surprise that it has become such a popular dish all over the world. 

Delicious pasta dishes paired with a glass of wine and a cozy, dimly-lit restaurant make for the ultimate dining experience. With World Pasta Day coming up October 25, there couldn't be a better opportunity to set out to find your new favorite dish around Cincinnati. To help, we pulled together a list of some of our favorite local restaurants for pasta.


118 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Enjoy delicious pasta dishes in this one-of-a-kind rustic basement dining room located in downtown Cincinnati. With dishes like Tortellini Con Formaggi, Penne Con Salsiccia, and many others, Sotto is truly a favorite for Ohio pasta lovers. Dinner is accompanied by an extensive cocktail menu, and dozens of wines are available by glass or bottle. You can also top off your meal was some decadent desserts and after-dinner drinks. If you're planning to visit on the weekend, be sure to make a reservation online.

Nicola's Ristorante

1420 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Delicious contemporary Italian dishes and a warm cozy atmosphere put this fantastic Over-the-Rhine restaurant near the top of our list. Nicola's Ristorante features a number of delicious pasta dishes all made in-house, as well as several traditional Italian entrees. With great food, a romantic atmosphere, and an extensive wine and bourbon list, Nicola's is a fantastic date night location. If you prefer to dine at home, you can easily order carryout online.


11525 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246

Some of the best Italian dining in the area can be found at Vincenzo's, a family-owned-and-operated, classic Cincinnati restaurant. You can expect fantastic food and incredible service. This menu features a wide array of traditional Italian favorites and all of the classic pasta dishes made with fresh ingredients. Dozens of wines are available by the glass or by bottle. Vincenzo's also occasionally hosts live music. The restaurant is open for dinner at 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Pepp & Dolores

1501 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

A casual Over-the-Rhine Italian restaurant with family-style dishes, Pepp & Dolores should be at the top of your list for pasta. This restaurant features two dining rooms: a classy, airy main room and a dimly lit, cozy basement dining room. The Beet & Goat Cheese and Duck Ragu are must-tries! The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Thursday and lunch and dinner Friday through Sunday. You can also order carry out online.


810 Matson Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45204

If you're looking for a fine dining option with some of the best city views, Primavista is a must-try destination. The menu features an assortment of traditional Italian dishes, pastas, and both vegan and gluten-free options. Primavista is also known for its spectacular service, unique atmosphere, and delicious food. The dining room is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and reservations are recommended. The entire menu is also available for carryout.

Forno Osteria + Bar

3514 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Try the spicy Spaghettini Arrabbiata or the delicious Tagliatelle Bolognese at Forno Osteria a popular Italian restaurant in Hyde Park. In addition to pasta, you can also enjoy some firewood brick-oven pizzas and a wide variety of wine and cocktails. Enjoy your dinner in a cozy, unique rustic dining room. For dessert, you have to try the Citrus Semifreddo! Sit at the bar if you'd like to watch the chefs in action. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Biagio's Bistro

308 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

A quaint neighborhood bistro serves up a number of your favorite pasta dishes from Penne Boscaiola to Seafood Alfredo. Biagio's Bistro is a unique atmosphere: The chef prepares pasta dishes in a full view kitchen. Expect large portions, great service, and affordable prices. Wine and cocktails are also available. The food is delicious, and prices are affordable, so it's easy to see why this restaurant has become a Cincinnati staple.

Via Vite

520 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Enjoy a fresh bowl of authentic pasta while overlooking Cincinnati's beautiful Fountain Square at Via Vite. This trendy Italian bar and restaurant has been a popular downtown destination since 2007. The Handmade Crispy Gnocchi and the Tagliatelle Bolognese are some of the most popular pasta dishes; however, the menu is constantly changing, so it's always worth stopping by and trying something new. Curbside and carryout are available. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.


600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071

With authentic Italian pasta and some of the most delicious sauces around, it's no wonder Pompilios has been a local favorite since 1933. Not only is this a great place to eat, movie buffs will love the fact that scenes from Rain Man were filmed inside the restaurant. Build your own pasta dish with over 10 types of pasta and 10 homemade sauces. In addition to pasta, Pompilios offers an extensive bourbon, wine, and cocktail list. They also have some of the best Tiramisu in town. Stop-in Tuesday through Saturday or order takeout online.

Alfio's Buon Cibo

2724 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Enjoy your favorite pasta dish in this upscale, elegant dining room. Alfio's Buon Cibo's is truly a romantic experience. The chef's pasta recipes date back several generations, and many entrees have an Argentinean twist, which makes this restaurant truly unique. Alfio's also have a reputation for having some of the best ravioli in town. With fantastic wine, cocktail, and dessert menus, you're sure to have a fantastic dinner. Dine-in Tuesday through Saturday or order carry out online.

Bon Appétit

Where will you enjoy pasta around Cincinnati this year?


Calling All Crafters! 9 Places Around Ohio to Stock Up on Supplies

Craft Stores Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

While crafts have long been popular recreational activities in the United States, 2020 saw a surge in people picking up these relaxing pastimes. CNN reports that crafting provides valuable stress relief and improves cognitive abilities that keep your brain young.

Unleash your inner creativity with projects and supplies from these great craft stores around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Northeast Ohio

Hollo's Papercraft

1878 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212

When it comes to paper, if you can't find it at Hollo's Papercraft, it doesn't exist. The warehouse-like store has shelf after shelf full of card stock, envelopes, stationery, and blank greeting cards in every color and style imaginable. Design to your heart's content with their amazing variety of pens, markers, stamps, stickers, and other artistic tools. Hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Quilting Bee

15709 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

In name and practice, The Quilting Bee honors the craft as a means of both individual expression and social connection. You'll be inspired by the impressive array of fabrics, organized by theme, designer, and color. Be sure to check out "Our Favorite Things," an assortment of supplies and accessories chosen by the shop's staff. Shop online for curbside pickup or delivery. The Quilting Bee is open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.

Around the Table Yarns

20085 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122

After numerous conversations about what they wanted to see in a yarn shop, Pam Berkson and Beth Billings decided the solution was DIY and Around the Table Yarns was born. Customers are encouraged to post photos of their "Fabulous Finished Objects" for a chance to win gift cards. Hours for curbside assistance and pickup only are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The online shop is open 24/7 and there are two daily Zoom sessions for shopping, help, and socializing. 


On Paper

743 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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With so much interaction occurring online, eye-catching letters, invitations, and greeting cards are a fun way to make your communication stand out. On Paper has an extensive range of products, including gifts such as picture frames, ornaments, and guest towels, that can be personalized for added appeal. Brighten up your private writing with one of their stylish journals and notebooks. Embellish them with stickers and stamps to create your own individual design. Visit their new location Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Crafters Pantry

3607 Interchange Rd., Columbus, OH 43204

True to its name, Crafters Pantry serves as a convenient "storage" for your materials and supplies. Whether crafting is your hobby or business, Crafters Pantry can quickly provide whatever you need, when you need it. The shop buys in bulk from manufacturers and uses their own equipment to create smaller, more affordable pieces than you would be able to get directly.  Order online for quick shipping.

614 Knit Studio

4436 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

614 Knit Studio proclaims they are "fluent in fiber," and their goal is to help the local community become equally articulate. Owner Andrea Panzica has a strong background in fashion design and uses her experience to curate a yarn boutique with products from top independent dyers and artisans. The studio also offers a robust schedule of in-person and virtual classes focused on specific projects as well as general topics, such as knitting for beginners and spinning your own yarn. Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 - 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. 


Knit On!

735 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071

Frequently named as the best yarn shop in the Cincinnati area, Knit On! lets you shop for yarns from around the world without leaving home. In addition to purchasing from the shop's own inventory, you can place a drop-ship order from one of their suppliers. Knit On! is currently open from 2 - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for curbside pickup and limited in-store shopping. Call ahead to inquire about individual appointments outside regular store hours.

Indigo Hippo

1334 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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The quirky name isn't the only unique feature of Indigo Hippo. Founded as the brainchild of a group of Cincinnati art students, Indigo Hippo is a nonprofit "creative reuse" shop. Donated materials are sold under a price range, allowing customers to pay what they can so arts and crafts are accessible to everyone, regardless of budget. Shopping is currently by appointment Thursday through Friday from noon - 5 p.m., although walk-ins are admitted as space permits.  

Paper Wings

1207 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Carolyn Deininger has always loved the promise held by a blank sheet of paper. When Carolyn and husband Mike began receiving requests for more paper goods at their gallery MiCA 12/v, she saw it as the perfect excuse to open Paper Wings. The shop carries a lovingly curated selection of cards, notebooks, and accessories along with works from local artists.  Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors close at 5 p.m. Their online shop is open 24/7, with free delivery within the Cincinnati 275 area.

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9 Ohio Restaurants With Ties to the Past

Historic Ohio Restaurants - Cutler Real Estate

Food is more than simply fuel for our bodies. Throughout the years, cultures have defined, and been defined by, cuisines that reveal much about a specific time and place.

Get a fascinating glimpse into how Ohio's past ties into its present with a visit to one of these historic restaurants in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Johnny's Bar

3164 Fulton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109

Despite the unassuming name, Johnny's Bar is a true icon among Northeast Ohio restaurants. Its roots go back to the glamorous days of the 1920s when Louise's Garden became a top dining destination. The name changed in 1952, but the restaurant continued to offer upscale Northern Italian cuisine and impeccable four-star service. Thanks to the addition of heaters, you can enjoy filet au Poivre and pasta Putanaise on the stunning courtyard year-round. Reservations are strongly recommended. Hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday.

Spread Eagle Tavern

10150 Plymouth St., Hanoverton, OH 44423

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More than 150 years ago, Hanover was a thriving commercial port as well as a major stop on the historic Underground Railroad. During that lively era, the Spread Eagle Tavern was constructed by many of the same artisans who had worked on the Sandy & Beaver Canal. The upscale menu includes traditional favorites such as beef Wellington, pan-seared elk, and Maryland crab cakes. Reservations are strongly recommended. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Gunselman's Tavern

21490 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park, OH 44126

Legend has it that whiskey salesman Henry J. Gunselman acquired the bar that bears his name in 1936 when the previous owner couldn't pay the liquor bill. What's not in dispute is that Gunselman's Tavern serves up the best burgers in town, prepared old-school style in a cast-iron skillet. In addition to menu mainstays such as Black & Bleu and the Beast, "Gunny's" offers a special Burger of the Month. Order online for curbside pickup or delivery. Gunselman's is open 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors close at 9 p.m. 

Schmidt's Sausage Haus

240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206

In Central Ohio, the Schmidt name has a long and illustrious association with food. The family-owned company, started in 1886 by German immigrant J. Fred Schmidt, includes a meat-packing plant, fair concession business, and Schmidt's Sausage Haus. With their signature sausage platters and authentic dishes such as cabbage rolls and weinerschnitzel, Schmidt's is still one of the most popular destinations in German Village. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.

The Old Mohawk

819 Mohawk St., Columbus, OH 43206

Ghosts of bootleggers past keep watch over The Old Mohawk, which is rumored to have begun life as a speakeasy during the 1920s. Mohawk's famed turtle soup is a tradition from those days of old, when the ill-fated turtles were supposedly raised in the building's basement. In addition to the soup, the restaurant's signature meatloaf, and chorizo and beef lasagna are available as family dinners for four to serve at home. Mohawk is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

5030 Sawyer Rd., Columbus, OH 43219

Aviators played a crucial role during World War II, and one of the most famous was Columbus native Eddie Rickenbacker, whose 94th Aero Squadron gave the restaurant its name. Situated between runways of the Port Columbus Airport, the restaurant is located in a 1917 French farmhouse filled with military memorabilia. The steakhouse-style menu includes the finest quality cuts of beef along with a selection of classic side dishes. Hours are 4 - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with brunch served on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Arnold's Bar and Grill

210 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

At a sprightly 150+ years old, Arnold's Bar and Grill is the oldest tavern in Cincinnati, but it wears its age well. The old-school fixtures blend with new additions such as the courtyard dining area and music stage. Arnold's signature Greek spaghetti, made with olives, bacon, garlic, and Parmesan cheese, has been a fixture on the menu since 1957. In a nod to the present, the Sean Evans Hot Ones burger is a tribute to a trendy YouTube celebrity. Hours are 4 - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 4 - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mecklenburg Gardens

302 E. University Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219

The prominence of Mecklenburg Gardens extends far beyond Cincinnati. In 1976, the restaurant was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it's been recognized as one of the top beer gardens in the country by sources such as Travel + Leisure and Thrillist. The charming building, with its canopy of decades-old grapevines, dates back to 1865. Customer favorites include the sauerkraut balls and portabella spaetzle, especially when paired with one of the German beers on tap. Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant may be part of Cincinnati's history, but they bring the flavor of the Deep South to the Buckeye State. The restaurant's Canal Room refers to the building's location near the site of the once-thriving Miami-Erie Canal, while the original lagering cellars beneath the room are a regular stop on walking tours of the city. Menu highlights include shrimp and grits, Cajun grilled snapper, and Southern-fried oysters. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.

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8 Walk-Worthy Parks for Spring Around Cincinnati

Walk-Worthy Parks - Cincinnati, OH - Cutler Real Estate

From improving your mood to strengthening your immune system, there are many benefits of going outside and taking a walk. The Cincinnati area is full of parks and outdoor areas perfect for everyone, from hardcore hikers to casual dog walkers. 

Next time you want to get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors, consider visiting one of these eight beautiful parks. 

Buttercup Valley Preserve

1558 Stanford Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Located in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood, Buttercup Valley Preserve is a great option for avid nature hikers. The trails are very wooded, with steep inclines that will offer you a bit of a challenge. This trail is nestled in the middle of some of the city's best neighborhoods and is an excellent getaway that will make you forget that you're still in the city. 

You'll find lots of flora and fauna in the preserve, including some trees that are over 200 years old. There are multiple walking and hiking trails here, including one that will provide a memorable view of Spring Grove Cemetery. 

Ault Park

5090 Observatory Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45208

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As the highest point in Hyde Park, Ault park offers stunning views of the city. It's home to a 1.4-mile walking, hiking, and mountain biking trail that is one of the city's best-kept secrets. 

This trail is hilly and will offer a bit of a challenge. However, once you get through it, you'll find that the beautiful views, scenery, and wildlife are well worth the effort. Many residents and visitors agree that this is one of the most beautiful parks in the Cincinnati area. 

Ohio River Trail

Riverside Dr. & Corbin St., Cincinnati, OH 45226

You can't beat the views on the Ohio River Trail. Once it's complete, this 23-mile trail will span along the north bank of the river. It runs from Coney Island through downtown to Sayler Park. While areas are still under construction, you can still enjoy 10 miles of it now. When it's completed, it will connect downtown to the Little Miami Scenic Trail and eventually extend all the way to Lake Erie. 

There are many fun things to do here, including swinging on the 2-3 person swings, splashing in the interactive fountain, and riding the carousel. This family-friendly series of trails are ideal for running, walking, and biking. It's perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. 

Red Bird Hollow Trail

6168 Given Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243

An easy urban trail with a lot of foot traffic, Red Bird Hollow Trail offers a nice walk near the river with plenty to see. It's a 3-mile in-and-out trail that's popular for running, hiking, and nature walks. We recommend starting at the top of the trail where you'll find plenty of parking spots. 

This trail is also dog-friendly, although you must keep your furry friend on a leash while your walk. Generally, it's safest and most pleasant to use this trail between April and October. 

French Park

3012 Section Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45237

One of the area's most underrated parks, French Park offers several looping trails that are good for walkers of all skill levels. Some areas offer a moderate challenge and a few inclines that might even qualify as strenuous. 

This is an excellent kid-friendly trail. Little ones especially love heading down by the creek to explore. When you finish your walk, plan to drive to the top of the park to enjoy a beautiful view and a picnic lunch.

Mt. Airy Forest

5083 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

The 1,459-acre Mt. Airy Forest is Cincinnati's largest park. It offers miles of hiking trails, a multi-use mountain biking trail, and bridle trails for horseback riders. It also has an enclosed dog park, disc golf, and Ohio's only wheelchair-accessible public treehouse. There are also picnic tables, charcoal grills, and swing sets, so you and the family can relax and spend an entire day exploring the park and taking in the beautiful scenery. 

Mill Creek Greenway Trail 

Mill Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45233

The multi-use Mill Creek Greenway Trail currently spans just three and a half miles along the historic Mill Creek. However, plans are in the works to someday extend it to run over 50 miles and link to the Ohio River Trail. 

There's a lot of cool stuff to see, including the Freedom Tree Edible Garden, where you're free to pick an apple or a pear and enjoy a tasty snack. You'll also want to visit the trail after dark so you can check out the 3/4-mile Space Walk, a 3.5-billion-to-one scale model of the solar system. Whether you prefer to walk, run, or bike, you'll want to add this trail to your list of "must-visit" sites.

California Woods Nature Preserve

5400 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230

The 113-acre California Woods Nature Preserve features more than 200 species of plants and 53 species of trees. Lick Run Creek also runs through the preserve. Here you'll find small fish, kingfishers, snapping turtles, beavers, ducks, and more.

There's also a hummingbird and butterfly garden in front of the nature center. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might see some woodpeckers and great horned owls as well. When you hike these trails, there's a good chance you'll get so caught up in the scenery that you'll forget you're also exercising. 

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Everything Old is New Again at These 9 Ohio Shops

Antique Shops - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

When you're looking for special items for your home or a unique gift that didn't come from a big-box store, an antique shop makes the perfect destination. You'll find treasures that have withstood the test of time and add special character to your décor, and besides that, it's just fun to browse in these shops!

Find out why everything old is new again at these nine Northeast OhioColumbus, and Cincinnati antique shops:

Grandview Mercantile   

1489 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212  

If you're looking for antiques, you're sure to find something at Grandview Mercantile, the largest store of its kind in the Midwest. It comprises 22,000 square feet of antiques and home items from 20 dealers and over 500 consignors. You can buy everything from fine art to vintage and estate jewelry at the store, and its inventory is constantly changing. Whether you're looking to decorate your new home or are searching for a one-of-a-kind gift, you're likely to find it at Grandview Mercantile. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.

Columbus Architectural Salvage Antiques & Artifacts

1580 Clara St., Columbus, OH 43211      

Located near the State Fairgrounds, Columbus Architectural Salvage Antiques & Artifacts is a unique 10,000-square-foot store that specializes in fixtures and other items that were salvaged from historic homes and properties. The shop's doors, windows, bathtubs, lighting fixtures, doorknobs, and other items can help make your décor interesting while giving it an authentic touch of the past. In addition to architectural items, the shop also carries vintage signs, artwork, home décor, and more. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only.

Mary Catherine's Antiques

1128-1130 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Mary Catherine's Antiques encompasses two large storerooms in Columbus' Short North Arts District and has sold special antique and retro pieces since the late 1970s. They're stocked with antique and vintage furniture, artwork, jewelry, advertising signs, jewelry, and much more. Rounding out the inventory are unusual items from the mid to late 20th century, such as a recently sold vintage canoe. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment.

Wooden Nickel Antiques

1410 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 

The best-selling items at Wooden Nickel Antiques may come as a slight surprise since they're so unique. The shop specializes in antique saloon back bars – most of which are from the late 1800s to the early 1900s – that they restore, so if you're planning to upgrade your home entertainment area, you might check them out. You'll also be able to find plenty of fireplace mantles, architectural salvage items, stained glass, furniture, and much more as you browse through their ever-changing items. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Lentz and Company

339 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Nestled in the heart of Clifton's Gaslight Business District, Lentz and Company prides itself in making its shop a fun treasure hunt where you're sure to find something you want to take home. If you're looking for furniture, kitchenware, bar accessories, art, or jewelry that's special, you'll be able to find it at this antique shop. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m., but when the weather's nice and people are out and about in the area, the shop stays open later.

Riverside Centre Antique Mall

3742 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

Riverside Centre Antique Mall has been described as "a fun, funky 30,000-square-foot treasure trove" by Cincinnati Magazine, which contrasts it with musty old antique malls of the past. The shop sells furniture, salvaged architectural items, jewelry, and more and is a frequent destination for set designers for television shows and movies. The shop has earned a reputation for a family-like atmosphere and serves coffee and cookies to its customers on the weekends. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sweet Lorain

7501 Lorain Rd., Cleveland, OH 44102

Sweet Lorain is celebrating its 29th year of helping Northeast Ohio residents find one-of-a-kind treasures. With over 8,000 square feet of merchandise to choose from, the shop truly has something for everyone. Find a vintage toy and relive your childhood, buy some travel-related mementos from Ohio, or spruce up your kitchen with some vintage canisters. Although the shop is packed with goodies, it's well organized into logical sections so you can find the areas you're most interested in. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Moonstruck CLE Vintage

11917 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Located in the historic Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Moonstruck CLE Vintage has a cozy, friendly atmosphere. The shop has a wide variety of vintage wares, including accessories, home décor, clothing, kitchen items, books, jewelry, and more. The search is half of the fun, but chances are good that you'll find something you love enough to buy and give a cherished spot in your home. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday by appointment. 

Flower Child

11508 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44102  

Stepping into Flower Child is like stepping into the past since items are displayed as they would have been when they were originally sold. You'll be able to browse in a living room that looks like it's been transported from the '50s and walk over to a plush bedroom from the '60s. The shop has an excellent mid-century collection of items, and the staff is happy to help you find some treasures. Hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Picker's Paradise

What are some special treasures you've found at antique shops in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Northeast Ohio? 


Don't Forget the Chips and Salsa at These 9 Ohio Mexican Restaurants

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Itching to explore the diverse Ohio dining scene and take your taste buds on a trip to Mexico? Whether you're in the mood for curbside pickup, contactless delivery, or socially distanced in-person dining, you'll find countless fantastic, authentic Mexican dining options throughout Ohio communities. From tiny, well-known neighborhood taquerias to luxurious dining destinations with built-in bars, you'll find something for every taste at Ohio's many Mexican restaurants. Get ready to satisfy your craving for authentic Mexican food with our guide to 9 Mexican restaurants located in Ohio communities.

Azteca Mexican Restaurant

1779 E Market St., Akron, OH 44305

Known for its upbeat atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious drinks, and extensive menu of authentic, flavorful food, Azteca Mexican Restaurant is your destination for Mexican dining in Akron. Azteca Mexican Restaurant strives to create an inviting, family-focused atmosphere, whether you're dining in, enjoying a meal on the outdoor patio, or simply stopping by to pick up a takeout order. If you're searching for a restaurant that offers diverse vegetarian options, this is the perfect place to visit. Online ordering is available anytime, so all you have to do is stop by and pick up your meal.

Tapatias Taqueria

12501 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111

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Our journey around Northeast Ohio wouldn't be complete without a trip to the excellent Tapatias Taqueria located in Cleveland. Originally known for its legendary street tacos, this restaurant has grown into one of the city's best all-around Mexican restaurants. It's a casual dining destination with all of your favorite Mexican meals on the menu, along with a full bar serving the best Mexican beer and spirits. Everything on the menu is made from scratch, with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. You can place your order online with the full lunch/dinner menu available for delivery throughout the Cleveland area, or stop by this neighborhood favorite to pick up your food at the curb.

El Rincon Mexican Restaurant

3212 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton, OH 44708

When you're searching for a family-style Mexican meal in Canton, be sure to make a trip to El Rincon Mexican Restaurant. During these unique times, El Rincon is offering drive-thru pickup, so you can grab your favorite Mexican dishes without ever leaving the comfort of your vehicle. There are extensive specials available for both lunch and dinner, with steak, seafood, chicken, and vegetarian dishes available. Be sure to check out the website for some great coupons and deals before you order.

Los Gauchos Taqueria

5221 Godown Rd., Columbus, OH 43235

You'll have no shortage of outstanding options for Mexican food in Columbus, including the popular Los Gauchos Taqueria. While everything on the menu is excellent, Los Gauchos Taqueria is especially well-known for its famous Tacos al Pastor. These delicious tacos feature marinated pork, pineapple, fresh cilantro, diced onions, and other fresh ingredients to create a unique flavor profile. The original restaurant was so popular that there are now four locations in the city, so you can always find a convenient place to enjoy your Mexican favorites.

Fiesta Jalisco

2700 Northland Plaza Dr., Columbus, OH 43231

A colorful, inviting restaurant with a reputation for serving excellent, contemporary Mexican meals, Fiesta Jalisco stands out among a great selection of Mexican restaurants in Columbus. The menu here is focused on the unique combination of Spanish and Indian flavors that have influenced Mexican cooking for centuries, with fresh ingredients that bring out the best in every meal. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a full, satisfying meal, you're sure to find what you seek when you order from Fiesta Jalisco.

Mi Mexico Restaurant

4775 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43213

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Known for its enchiladas, shrimp quesadillas, nachos supreme, and much more, Mi Mexico Restaurant is a classic Columbus dining destination with a reputation for excellence. Everything is made fresh to order, and there are always new daily specials when you're in the mood for something different from the regular menu. There's also a unique rewards program, perfect for regular customers who want to earn a delicious, free meal. Place your order online for quick, convenient service, then pick it up at the curb or enjoy fast delivery throughout the Columbus area.

Veracruz Mexican Grill

Incline District, 3108 Price Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205

Family owned and operated with a convenient location in the middle of Cincinnati's Incline District, Veracruz Mexican Grill has long been a local favorite. Looking for a local Mexican restaurant with an extensive menu of vegetarian options? Then Veracruz Mexican Grill is sure to satisfy your craving. Of course, there are plenty of other great options on the menu as well, with all of the meat on the menu marinated in house. Place your order online for takeout/delivery during lunch and dinner hours every day.

Mazunte Centro

611 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Living in Cincinnati means you're never far from your next great meal, and Mazunte Centro is a perfect place to start when you're in the mood for Mexican food. The menu here is as simple as it is delicious, with tacos, tostadas, tortas, tlayudas, soups, and a tempting selection of sides. There are multiple delivery options so you can use your favorite delivery service, along with convenient carryout options so you can skip the line.

Los Potrillos Mexican Restaurant

316 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

With soups, salads, steak, burritos, appetizers, and so much more, Los Potrillos Mexican Restaurant brings the flavors of Mexico to the heart of Cincinnati. There are unique daily specials available every day of the week, including drink specials on some of your favorite Mexican drinks from the bar. Simply place your order online, schedule your delivery at your convenience, and get ready to enjoy an authentic Mexican meal from the comfort of home.

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Cincinnati: 10 Places to Celebrate Pizza Day

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There's never a wrong day to enjoy a great slice of pizza! Just in case you needed an excuse though, you'll be glad to know that National Pizza Day is right around the corner. 

We are lucky to have so many dining incredible options in Cincinnati. From high-end restaurants with gourmet pies to mom-and-pop pizza joints with some of the best slices of town — there's something for every taste. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorites. 

Goodfellas Pizzeria

1211 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

If you love authentic, NY-style pizza, you're going to love Goodfella's Pizzeria. Their menu features all of the classics, build-your-own pizzas and calzones, and some great specialty pizzas. Feeling adventurous? Try the "Fuhgetaboutit" — a pizza topped with every available topping!

While you're there, make sure you plan to visit their Wiseguy Lounge, a 1920s prohibition-style bar where you'll find craft cocktails, high-end bourbons, rich leather sofas, and knowledgable, well-dress bartenders who are ready and willing to create the perfect craft cocktail to satisfy your cravings. 


113 W. McMillan Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45219

Another excellent option for NY-style pizza, Adriatico's offers hand-tossed, extra-think, and deep-dish Sicilian pizzas. The restaurant has been voted "best pizza" according to several publications, including Cincinnati Magazine and City Beat. Build your own pizza or try some of their specialty pies like the Hawaiian, Chicken Bacon Ranch, or the "Inflation Fighter" with mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, sausage, ham, beef, and pepperoni. 

If you enjoy desserts, you're in luck. They also have 12 rotating flavors of gelato, with pints available for carryout and delivery. 

TAGLIO Columbia Tusculum

3531 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226

If you haven't tried the incredible Detroit deep-dish gourmet pizzas at TAGLIO yet, you're missing out! With flavors like Prosciutto Artichoke, Greek Veggie, and Pepperoni + Hot Honey, there's so much to love. They also carry all the traditional pizza flavors including Spicy Italian, Bianco, and the "Old Schooler." Don't forget to add some crust dips. With flavors like Garlic + EVOO, Spicy Garlic, and Creamy Gorgonzola, they're well worth the extra dollar. 

Ramundo's Pizzeria

3166 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Ramundo's Pizzeria has been pleasing local customers for over 20 years. They've also been voted "Best Pizza Sauce in the City" by Cincinnati Magazine. 

Choose a slice of traditional NY-style pizza or one of their specialty pies. One of their most popular pizzas is the Prosciutto, Lettuce, and Tomato (PLT) pizza. It's made with garlic-infused olive oil, prosciutto, mozzarella, and provolone. After it's baked, it's topped with romaine lettuce, tomato, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of mayo. Don't be scared; it's one of the best pizzas you'll ever eat!

Looking for something more traditional? You can't go wrong with "Uncle Frank's Special," made with homemade Italian sausage, homemade meatballs, and fresh sliced garlic. 

Trio Bistro

7565 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

For a more upscale pizza experience, you'll want to visit Trio Bistro. It's been one of the area's premier dining destinations for over 20 years. Guests love the restaurant's excellent food, attentive staff, and casual charm. 

They offer traditional and Margherita flatbreads and pizzas. However, we recommend some of their more exciting options. Other pizza flavors on the menu include Mexican, BBQ, Mediterranean, Thai, and Smoked Salmon! 

Catch-a-Fire Pizza

3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Catch-a-Fire Pizza prides itself on making creative, delicious wood-fired cuisine using fresh ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. It's located inside the taproom Madtree Brewing so you can enjoy this incredible pizza alongside some of the best beer the city has to offer. The menu features Classic Italian and Classic American pizzas with a variety of interesting topping combinations. On weekends, you can also enjoy brunch pizzas in flavors like Green Eggs & Ham, Tequila Sunrise, and Hangover Pie. 

Looking for an adventure? Head over to their Blue Ash location and book one of their heated igloos. This one of the most exciting dining experiences you'll ever have! The igloos seat up to eight guests and even have Bluetooth speakers so you and your friends can enjoy your favorite tunes while you eat. 

Werkhaus Pizza

3637 Werk Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248

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A west side tradition for over 20 years, Werkhaus Pizza serves traditional and stuffed pizzas. The latter is made with two light layers of dough stuffed with fresh ingredients and topped with their house sauce. 

If you like pizza with a pan-fried crust and plenty of cheese, this family-owned Italian restaurant is soon going to become one of your favorites.   

Trotta's Pizza & Drive Thru

3501 Werk Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248

Well-known for the generous toppings and incredible crust, Trotta's Pizza is another Cincinnati favorite. They offer traditional, Sicilian, and extra-thin crusts and a huge variety of toppings. Build your own or try some of their amazing specialty pizzas in flavors like Hot Wing, Chili Dip, Taco, BLT, Hawaiian, Steak, Ricotta Cheese, and Salami Roll-Up. 

They offer a convenient drive-thru and also carry a wide selection of beers. 

Bub's Pizza Bar Mt. Lookout

3200 Linwood Ave. Suite #2, Cincinnati, OH 45226

When you get a late-night pizza craving, look no further than Bub's Pizza Bar. They're open until 2 am during the week and 3:30 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Not only is the pizza delicious, but the portions are huge, giving you a great value for the money. Flavorful and filling, it's everything you want after a night out on the town. 

Choose a traditional pizza or some of their exciting flavors like Pesto and Goat Cheese, Goetta and Onion, and Extreme Pepperoni. They also offer a Vegan Pizza with a soy-free, dairy-free crust, marinara sauce, vegan cheese, and up to five veggie toppings.

Mac's Pizza Pub

205 W. McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45219

Known for their cold beer, hot pizza, and happy customers, Mac's Pizza Pub is the ultimate laid-back pizza joint. Everything here is fresh-made, including the dough that's made in-house daily and the pizza sauce. They also grind their own cheese, slice all of their own vegetables, have their sausage fresh-ground, and use local ingredients whenever they can.  

Stick with a traditional pizza or choose some of their fun specialties like the Pesto Primavera, Flying Pig, French Fry Pie, or Nashville Hot. 

Not to Be Cheesy, But... 

Which of these great pizza restaurants will steal your heart? 


New Year, New LoLo Gifts From These 6 Small Businesses

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Why not make 2021 the year you get to know the wonderful local businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati? Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts want to get you started with January's selection of free offers.

January Gifts:

Canton: $10 Certificate

Akron: $10 Certificate

Cincinnati: Coffee and Pastry

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Wooster: Cookies or Cupcakes

Medina: Coffee and Pastry

Canton: $10 Certificate

Kozmo's Grille

37 - 1st St. SW, Massillon, OH 44647

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Don't feel like cooking? Kozmo's Grille has a tempting assortment of upscale bar food favorites such as house-made potato chips, hearthstone pizza, and gourmet mac and cheese. Dine in or order ahead for carryout.

About Kozmo's Grille

From its setting in a modestly updated historic building to its menu of elevated comfort food, Kozmo's Grille has a goal to be "just different enough." Customers keep coming back for their award-winning pizza, prepared with homemade dough and baked in a hearthstone oven.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: $10 Certificate

Niko's Sandwich Board

1947 W. Market St. #104, Akron, OH 44313

Who doesn't love a good sandwich? The healthy, made-to-order deli sandwiches at Niko's Sandwich Board include vegan and vegetarian options, so there's something to satisfy everyone's tastes.

About Niko's Sandwich Board

With its emphasis on fruits and vegetables, olive oil, herbs, and whole grains, the Mediterranean diet has gained acclaim as a heart-healthy way of eating. Niko's Sandwich Board features traditional favorites from the owner's home island of Ikaria, including falafel, curried lentil, garbanzo salad, and pita bread. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: Coffee and Pastry

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee

3210 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Whether you're starting your day or need a quick pick-me-up, coffee and a pastry does the trick. Stop by Red Tree Gallery and Coffee for a freshly brewed cup of joe and locally-sourced pastry to go with it.

About Red Tree Gallery and Coffee

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee loves to showcase products and talent from the Cincinnati community. In addition to serving coffee and pastry from local vendors, Red Tree maintains a gallery where customers can view and purchase jewelry, paintings, and other works from regional artisans.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

One Line Coffee - Short North

745 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43125

One Line Coffee combines the finest globally- and locally-sourced ingredients for a menu of creative beverages for purists and adventurous souls alike. Pair your drink with a scratch-made cookie, muffin, or scone from OLC's own kitchen.

About One Line Coffee

Quality ingredients call for quality equipment. One Line Coffee uses the La Marzocco Strada LP, one of the rarest machines in the world, to pull espresso for their extensive offering of coffee drinks. Their signature honey and maple lattes are sweetened with products from nearby Honey Run Farm and Milligan's. Order online and your carryout order will be ready when you are.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wooster: Cookies or Cupcakes

The Faithful Little Cupcake

116 N. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667

If you have a sweet tooth, cupcakes are one of the four main food groups. You'll be hooked on these mini delicacies from The Faithful Little Cupcake, which are matched only by the excellence of their delightful cookies.

About The Faithful Little Cupcake

At The Faithful Little Cupcake, variety is the spice of life. Each day features a rotating selection from their 100+ flavors along with a core menu of the six most popular flavors. Not surprisingly, one of them is Buckeye Blitz, a chocolate cupcake topped with peanut butter buttercream, ganache, and a buckeye. Have a special occasion coming up? Ask about their custom-designed cupcakes and cookies. 

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Medina: Coffee and Pastry

Cool Beans Cafe

103 Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

When it comes to coffee, are you old school or do you go trendy with lattes and cappuccinos? Whichever you prefer, you'll come away happy after a visit to Cool Beans Cafe. Add one of their luscious pastries for a great light breakfast or midday snack.

About Cool Beans Cafe

Voted "Best Coffee in Medina County" the last seven out of nine years, Cool Beans Cafe literally has a winning formula. The espresso bar offers five different blends of brewed coffee, including Flavor of the Day, along with a full range of specialty drinks such as lattes, chai tea, Italian sodas, and smoothies. Customers have been impressed with the knowledgeable baristas and their ability to make special request drinks not on the menu.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Freebies Galore!

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Who doesn't love free stuff? Every month, Cutler Real Estate teams up with LoLo Gifts to provide a new selection of offers designed to showcase local small businesses. 

It doesn't even cost anything to join! Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.


9 Places Around Ohio to Puzzle It Out Jan. 29th

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January 29th is Puzzle Day, so head to your local shop and buy some to work out on your own or with family members. Simple puzzles with just a few pieces can help kids get started on this fun pastime while working on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Before you know it, they'll be helping you on more complex 500- or 1,000-plus puzzles that take days to complete. And no matter what your interests, you'll probably be able to find a puzzle that matches them.

Check out the following 9 places around Ohio to puzzle it out:

Northeast Ohio

Sweets & Geeks

342 E. Smith Rd., Medina, OH 44256

The Sweets & Geeks name says it all – the store is a pop-culture haven that carries sweet candy as well as retro and modern "geeky" games, collectibles, and puzzles. Located near the heart of Historic Medicine Square, the shop has a good selection of puzzles, including ones with Coca-Cola, DC, Marvel, and Harry Potter themes. And while you're at the store, pick up some candy to enjoy while you're working your puzzle at home. From "weird and gross" choices to nostalgic candies you might have grown up with, you'll find something to please everyone who's working on the puzzle. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.

Once Upon a Time

19285 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116

This family-owned toy store has been open since 1984 and been in its current location since 1988, so it has many satisfied customers throughout the northeast Ohio area. It's a good spot to shop for puzzles, including ones from the popular Ravensburger brand. Their puzzles range from 15-piece ones that appeal to young children to 9,000-piece scenes that will keep the family busy for days. You'll also find uniquely fun 3D puzzles. Visit the shop from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


885 W. Main St., Smithville OH 44677

Toyrifix carries a large selection of toys, games, and puzzles and prides itself on inspiring creative interactions between generations. You'll find plenty of puzzles, including one with a "Wine Time" theme that's perfect for these times of social distancing. Others follow a color theme, such as red, orange, or green, or depict colorful flowers or cute llamas. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday.


The Book Loft

631 S. Third St., Columbus OH 43206

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You'll find much more than books at The Book Loft at German Village – which is one of the country's largest independent bookstores – including a huge collection of jigsaw puzzles. It's located a few blocks south of the state capitol building in a location with a rich pre-Civil War history. Since it takes up an entire city block and encompasses 32 rooms, you're sure to find additional items like board games, posters, and more. Hours are 10 a.m.-11 p.m., 7 days a week.

Gramercy Books  

2424 E. Main St., Bexley OH 43209  

Locally owned Gramercy Books carries a selection of carefully curated puzzles, books (of course), and more. It's located in the heart of Bexley, at the intersection of East Main Street and Cassady Avenue. After you select the puzzles you'd like to buy, take time to visit the store's café, Kittie's, to enjoy Stumptown coffee, snacks, and their famous cupcakes. And don't forget to pet Wally, the store's adorable dog. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 7 days a week.

Beanbag Books

25 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015

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Originally started as Fundamentals Parent-Teacher Store, Beanbag Books has been one of Delaware's favorite shops for over 30 years. Shop for puzzles, games, books, and more educational and fun activities you can share with your child. Hours are 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The shop is closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Downbound Books

4139 Apple St., Cincinnati, OH 45223

Downbound Books has an extensive selection of puzzles, including those that have 500 or more pieces and ones that are well suited for children or for the entire family. The shop is open for curbside pickup from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. You can also set a shopping appointment for groups of up to 5 people, and neighborhood deliveries are also offered.

King Arthur's Toys

3040 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

King Arthur's Toys was started over 40 years ago as a tiny hobby shop, growing over the years to become a popular – and larger – store that carries puzzles, games, and toys. Shop for gorgeous Pomegranate puzzles, which are beautifully artistic. Choose from a depiction of Van Gogh's Irises, Old-World map, Renoir's Luncheon of a Boating Party, and many more. They're so attractive that they're perfect for preserving and framing to hang on the wall. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

The Bookshelf

7754 Camargo Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243  

You'll find a variety of puzzles and books at The Bookshelf, so a visit to the shop will have you well-stocked for at-home fun. If you become a frequent customer at The Bookshelf, you may want to purchase a frequent buyer card to receive a 10% discount, and if you're a teacher, you can score 15% off even without the card. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Piecing It Together

What kind of puzzles will you piece together as you spend time bonding with your family?


12 Reasons to Move to Ohio in 2021

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Did you know the Center of the World is in Ohio? Yes, there actually is an unincorporated community by that name near Youngstown, not far from the Pennsylvania state line.

But there are a number of truly compelling reasons why one of the state's slogans is, "Center of the Universe." If you're looking for a new home in 2021, here are a dozen fascinating features that make a great case for finding it in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, or Cincinnati.

  1. Cleveland Rocks!

    America's musical legacy includes genres from country to gospel, but none is more deeply entrenched in our country's spirit than rock and roll. Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed coined that iconic term, so it's only fitting that the city was chosen to be the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Designed by legendary architect I.M. Pei, the Hall was dedicated in 1995 and includes 338 inductees. 

  2. Marching to a Different Drum

    Most big cities have a number of first-class historical, scientific, and art museums, and Cleveland is no exception. But if you prefer exploring culture that's a little offbeat, you're in luck. Cleveland features several delightfully quirky collections that pay tribute to the weirder side of life. Start your journey by checking out the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and the Dittrick Museum of Medical History.

  3. Thrills, Chills, and Spills

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    Lake Erie's shoreline is also the site of another type of rockin' and rollin'. Cedar Point in Sandusky proudly bears the title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World." With its world-record 71 rides, 17 of which are roller coasters, the park has been an annual summer tradition for countless families. As the second-oldest amusement park in the United States, Cedar Point's humble beginnings date back to 1870, when it consisted of a public beach, beer garden, and dance floor.

  4. Dotting the "I"

    More than 60,000 students can't be wrong: Ohio State University is one of the largest and most prestigious institutes of higher learning in the country. OSU's top academic programs are matched by collegiate sports teams that frequently sit atop the national rankings. The marching band's halftime performance of Script Ohio, with a sousaphone player dotting the "i," has become one of the most enduring and beloved traditions of Saturday afternoon football games at the "Horseshoe."

  5. I Triple-Dog Dare Ya!

    Warm, witty, and relatable, A Christmas Story has become a holiday classic for all ages. Reenact your favorite scenes at the actual house that served as the Parker family home, located in Cleveland's historic and elegant Tremont neighborhood. Right across the street is the companion museum, where you can view memorabilia such as Randy's snowsuit and purchase your very own "fra-gee-lay" leg lamp.  

  6. Prost!

    With the rise of microbreweries, domestic beers began to rival imports in terms of variety and quality. Hipster towns such as Denver, Seattle, and Portland are often considered leaders in this movement, but did you know that Columbus ranks in the top five U.S. cities for craft beer production?  Untappd, an app focusing on all things beer-related, gives high marks to local favorites Hoof Hearted, Pretentious Barrel House, and Columbus Brewing Company.

  7. All Roads Lead to Columbus

    Do you enjoy having family and friends come to visit? It's a little-known and astonishing fact that 48 percent of the U.S. population lives within a 500-mile radius of Columbus. Major urban centers such as Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. are no more than a day's drive away. Toronto and Ottawa are also within that radius, adding some international flair.

  8. Fast Food Nation

    As the birthplace of Wendy's and Buffalo Wild Wings and the headquarters of White Castle, Columbus has plenty of fast food cred. That's just one of the reasons why the city has become well-known as Test Market, USA. Thrillist, Business Insider, and other sources have long noted that Columbus is the go-to for Starbucks, Burger King, and other national brands testing new products. The city's diverse demographics are valued as an ideal cross-section of the national population.

  9. Living on the Square in Cincinnati

    Fans of classic sitcoms immediately recognize Fountain Square from its cameo in the opening credits of WKRP in Cincinnati. As downtown's shopping, entertainment, and cultural hub, Fountain Square is truly the heart and soul of this vibrant city.

  10. Crossing the Line

    Cincinnati's fabulousness can't be contained by just one state. The metropolitan area spills across the Ohio River into Kentucky, incorporating such charming cities as Florence, Union, and Walton. Cross the historic, Brooklyn Bridge-esque John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to travel from Cincinnati to Covington, which is the actual home of the Cincinnati International Airport.
  11. It's All About the Chili

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    Chili is a dish that lends itself to a wide range of ingredients and preparations. But Cincinnati still managed to put itself on the culinary map with a unique version that keeps people coming back for more. More of a sauce than a stew or soup, Cincinnati chili is almost always served on top of hot dogs or spaghetti noodles. Unexpected seasonings such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate give the chili a Mediterranean flavor. Order it 3-way topped with cheddar cheese, add onions or beans to make it 4-way, or go for the works with 5-way. 

  12. The Color Purple

    Get a good workout or embrace eco-friendly forms of transportation with a brisk walk across the Newport Southbank Bridge. The span, familiarly known as the Purple People Bridge due to its distinctive color, is a half-mile-long pedestrian bridge connecting Cincinnati and Newport, KY. 

The Three Cs

Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati: which one is the perfect fit for you?


9 Ohio Shops for the Outdoor Enthusiast on Your List

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Shopping for the holidays might feel a little different this year, but we're still as excited as ever. As always, one of the great joys of Christmas is finding the perfect gift for each special someone on your list. If you happen to know a few outdoorsy types, you know they can often be some of the hardest people to shop for. 

Not to worry! Ohio is home to some truly amazing gear stores and outfitters. Head to one of these great shops to find a great gift for the hiker, skier, cyclist, or fisherman on your holiday shopping list. 


Village Ski & Snowboard

25401 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

Village Ski & Snowboard is your destination for all things winter sports in Northeast Ohio. Founded in 1974, they excel when it comes to offering great winter gear because that's all they do. The store closes in spring after the ski and snowboard season is over, only reopening again in fall. The store is packed with great gear and staffed by genuine ski-and-snowboard experts, so you can rest assured that any purchase you make here will be a good one. They're also running some great holiday sales right now.

Appalachian Outfitters

60 Kendall Park Rd. Suite A, Peninsula, OH 44264

If you're a hiking, backpacking, and backcountry camping enthusiast, Appalachian Outfitters is the type of place that will make you feel like a kid in a candy store. And if you happen to be shopping for someone who loves outdoor gear, you'll find just about anything they could possibly want here. From backpacks and tents to hiking boots, clothing, and camp cookware, every bit of equipment you need to make you a happy camper is here. 


50 Plaza Dr., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Geiger's has been one of Ohio's premier outfitters since 1932, and they have three locations in Northeast Ohio—Cleveland, Lakewood, and Chagrin Falls. You'll find a lot of cool stuff in their stores, but where they really shine is outdoor apparel. This is a great store to find rugged, hard-wearing outdoor-wear that's as stylish as it is functional. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable, and the selection of merchandise always wide-ranging and unique.


Mad River Outfitters

833 Bethel Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

Named for one of Ohio's great fishing streams, Mad River Outfitters is the go-to destination for fly-fishing gear, tackle, and equipment in the Columbus area. Whether you're shopping for a fly-fishing novice or a seasoned pro, Mad River Outfitters is a perfect place to find them a gift. This store has you covered for all things fishing related, from rods, reels, flies, and line to men's and women's apparel. They even offer fly fishing classes and guided destination trips. If you're unable to make it to the brick-and-mortar store, they offer free shipping on orders over $50 within the U.S. 


3980 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219

Offering an amazing variety of high-end outdoor gear and apparel, Filson is one of the best places in Columbus to get a gift for the rugged outdoorsman or woman on your holiday shopping list. You won't find anything in this store that isn't of the highest quality. Their Mackinaw Cruiser and Rugged Twill Original Briefcase are classic gifts, but be sure to browse around, as they offer new and unique seasonal offerings every year. At present, the store is open for curbside pickup and limited in-store shopping. 

Beechwold Bicycles

4584 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Columbus has a reputation as being a great bike-friendly city. As a result, it's also a city with its fair share of excellent bike shops. Even so, Beechwold Bicycles really stands out above the rest. Founded in 2019, they're relative newcomers on the local bike scene, but they've quickly made their reputation by selling only the highest quality bicycles and equipment. Beechwold Bicycles is currently open for in-person shopping—bike shops are considered essential businesses in Ohio—but curbside pickup and delivery are available too. 


Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters

9525 Kenwood Rd. #24, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Outdoorsy types in the Cincinnati area know that when they want the best hiking, camping, and climbing gear, Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters is the place to go. Offering all the top brands in the outdoor supply world, this is a store that serious adventurers visit when they need to gear up. If you know somebody who loves to climb mountains, ford rivers, and cut new paths through uncharted territory, Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters is the place to find that person a perfect gift. 

Delamere & Hopkins

2708 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

The Cincinnati sporting community has been getting their gear from Delamere & Hopkins Outfitters for more than 25 years, and it's not hard to see why. Offering an amazing selection of fishing tackle, hunting equipment, outdoor clothing, footwear, artwork, gear, and accessories of all kinds, the store has a cozy mom-and-pop feel. It almost feels like walking into a field guide's house, except everything you see is for sale. Delamere & Hopkins is a great place to find a unique gift for the outdoor fanatic who thinks they have everything. 

Roads Rivers and Trails

118 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Roads Rivers and Trails is one of Cincinnati's premier outdoor outfitters. This family-owned store is managed and staffed by folks who really know what they're talking about. Whether you're in the store to buy a pair of hiking boots, a new tent, backpack, or kayak, there's a good chance the person you buy it from has actually used it. Be sure to call ahead and ask about the store's current COVID-19 policy. 

Adventure Awaits

From hiking the Buckeye Trail or fishing Lake Erie to camping in one of Ohio's 83 state parks, this is a great state to call home if you have a passion for the outdoors. Use the comments section to tell us about your favorite Ohio outdoor adventures!


Be Thankful for These November LoLo Gifts

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What are you grateful for this month? Cutler Real Estate wants to give thanks to you with November's selection of special offers from LoLo Gifts. These delightful freebies are a great way to get acquainted with the wonderful products and services available from local businesses.

Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, or Cincinnati, this month's treats will make tasty additions to your holiday feast.

November Gifts:

Canton: Macarons

Akron: Jar of Honey

Cincinnati: Popcorn

Columbus: Cake or Bread

Canton: Macarons

Sprinkle City Sweets

706 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

Give your all-American celebration some European flair with elegant macarons from Sprinkle City Sweets. These delicate, candy-colored beauties will dress up any dinner table, and they taste even better than they look.

About Sprinkle City Sweets

Customers describe the macarons from Sprinkle City Sweets as their "obsession," but the deliciousness doesn't stop there. With an assortment of made-from-scratch baked goods ranging from cookies and bars to scones and cakes, there's something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. 

Contact and Hours


Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Akron: Jar of Honey

Akron Honey Company

21 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308

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According to Akron Honey Company, "exciting honey makes the best food." They back up their words with creative flavors such as bourbon, habanero, and hickory-smoked strawberry. 

About Akron Honey Company

When IT expert Brent Wesley spotted a vacant patch of land along the drive to his day job, beekeeping was the furthest thing from his mind. But after Wesley bought the lot with a vague idea of creating something for the community, Akron Honey Company was born. In fact, Wesley has become so enamored of honey that he's using it as a base for diverse products such as ice cream and men's grooming products.

Contact and Hours


Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cincinnati: Popcorn

Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn

1801 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Popcorn as gourmet food? It is when it comes in fanciful flavors like White Cheddar, Habanero Sweet Fire, and Double Crunch, found at Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn.   

About Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn

Despite the store's name, the crunchy goodness from Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn is on a whole other level from your childhood snacks made on the stove or in an air popper. When the housing bubble crashed in the late 2000s, successful realtor Mark Whitworth seized the opportunity to expand his hobby into a thriving business. Mushroom-style kernels are popped in traditional kettles to form a shape that holds a variety of seasonings.

Contact and Hours


Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Cake or Bread

Belle's Bread

1168 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

Leftover turkey sandwiches are a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. Kick it up a notch by serving them on fresh-baked bread from Belle's Bread, or cap off your meal with a slice of their luscious cakes.

About Belle's Bread

East meets West describes Belle's Bread as well as the union of owner Takashi Takenaka and his French-born wife. The two "married" their respective culinary backgrounds to open a bakery offering the best of both worlds. Authentic French pastries sit side-by-side in the display case with curry donuts, sweet red bean rolls, and other Japanese delicacies. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Give Thanks for Free Gifts!

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We love to carry the spirit of gratitude throughout the entire year. It's always a good time to partake in our monthly program of complimentary offers from LoLo Gifts. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up.


Appreciate Art Nov. 9th at These 9 Ohio Museums

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Who's ready to explore a world of art? November 9th is National Go to an Art Museum Day, and art museums all around Ohio are calling your name! Whether you're close to Columbus, nearby Northeast Ohio, or living in Cincinnati, we encourage you to head to these fascinating art museums in Ohio.

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

The ever-changing Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland has a history of developing the city's cultural landscape. It was one of the first museums in the area to display works from artists like Andy Warhol, and they continue to feature innovative works from emerging artists. MoCa Cleveland reopened in October and invites visitors to gaze at their current exhibits from artists Nina Katchadourian, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Martin Creed, and Margaret Kilgallen.

The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

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The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded over a century ago for the "benefit of all the people forever." Since then, it's been renovated and expanded to enhance and engage the Northeast Ohio art community. Today, you can view their current exhibitions dedicated to Korean, Chinese, and Latin American artists. Music lovers will enjoy the special Behind the Beat series, which celebrates the legacy of music at the museum, which can be viewed and heard online.

ARTneo, The Museum of Northeast Ohio Art

1305 W. 80th St. Suite 016, Cleveland, OH 44102

Those who love art but wish to appreciate regional work rather than globally curated collections should head to ARTneo, the Museum of Northeast Ohio Art. Located in Gordon Square, this unique museum showcases artists from past and present who called Northeast Ohio home. Plan your visit ahead of time, as they're currently open by appointment only. If you can't find an appointment that works for you, consider heading to their free open house event at 78th Street Studios on Friday, November 20th. These Third Friday events have been voted the Best Arts Event in Cleveland.

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

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The Columbus Museum of Art is open and ready to welcome art lovers back. Among their many wonderful pieces, they host the world's largest collection of artworks from local artists, including George Bellows and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Spend hours browsing their permanent collection and latest exhibitions or take part in one of their creative events in-person or online. Although the Columbus Museum of Art is closed on Mondays, which is National Go to An Art Museum Day, you can browse their collections online from home to help plan your visit.

Wexner Center for Arts

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University is home to acclaimed athletics and academics, but many don't know that they also house a fantastic art center. The Wexner Center for the Arts is an on-campus laboratory for advancing contemporary art. As one of the most dynamic contemporary art programs in the country, it showcases its students' works throughout exhibition space. These exhibits feature art in every medium, with many showcased indoors and outdoors. There are five interesting exhibits on display during National Go to an Art Museum Day to provide you with a memorable visit to OSU that requires no tailgating.


5819 Chantry Dr., Columbus, OH 43232

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If you're looking for one of the most unique art experiences in Columbus, head to Otherworld. This 32,000 square-foot immersive art experience in Chantry Square takes you through dozens of rooms. Some display large-scale artworks while others offer mixed-reality playgrounds or secret passageways. Over 40 artists have contributed to this tech-infused space, creating a truly other-worldly experience for art lovers and anyone who loves an immersive experience. Note that tickets can only be purchased online in advance.

Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202

There are few better ways to spend the day in Cincinnati than in Eden Park. It's home to some of the city's best attractions, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, which boasts nearly 70,000 pieces from across 6,000 years. Their collection includes stunning African, Islamic, Asian, and Native American artwork. One of November's featured exhibits is Women Breaking Boundaries, which showcases works from the museum's permanent collection completed by female artists. Another interesting exhibit is Do It (Home), an interactive exhibit that you can also download and create at home.

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Fine art has lived at the Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati for the last 200 years. Art and history come alive in ways unlike any other museum in the state. Though one of the finest small art museums in the country, there are countless hidden gems throughout the historic building. Eleven different period-inspired rooms display masterpieces from the 17th to 19th centuries. Current exhibits available for viewing during Go to an Art Museum Day include galleries celebrating local Cincinnati art over the history of the Taft Museum.

Contemporary Arts Center 

44 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Enjoy free admission to the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and view their current exhibits, including works from Marjolijn Dijkman, Vhils, Kader Attia, and Tania Candiani. One of the reasons why we love the Contemporary Arts Center is because it also hosts the UnMuseum. This innovative area allows adults and children alike to get hands-on with art and unleash their creativity. If you're unable to go to CAC on Go to an Art Museum Day, you can view their collection virtually online for free.

Admire a Masterpiece

Let us know which destinations we should head to on National Go to an Art Museum Day in the comments!


LoLo Gifts: Brewing Up Great Freebies for October

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It may be October, but a witch's potion isn't the only thing brewing! Whether your taste runs to hot or cold beverages, this month's freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are no trick and all treat.

Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are home to a wide range of small businesses waiting to serve you. Explore these great local breweries and coffee shops, courtesy of Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

October Gifts:

Canton: Beer Flight

Akron: Beer

Cincinnati: Pint of Beer

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Canton: Beer Flight

UnHitched Brewing Company

115 S. Mill St., Louisville, OH 44641

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With a modern craft beer taproom housed in a historic downtown building, UnHitched Brewing Company bridges Louisville's past and present. Stop by and sample a flight of their draft beers, made with care from the best locally-sourced ingredients.

About UnHitched Brewing Company

UnHitched Brewing Company's name is a creative nod to the long and proud tradition of beer in the Canton area. At one time, brewers traveled by horse and buggy to deliver their product, but today's owners have "unhitched" the wagon in favor of a comfy taproom. Unhitched also offers a menu of snacks, sandwiches, and wood-fired pizza to go along with their brews. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.

Akron: Beer

Eight-Three Brewery

1201 E. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, OH 44305

Whether you're a beer aficionado or new to the world of craft brews, you'll find a lot to like at Eight-Three Brewery. Check out their Devil's Night Jack-O-Stout pumpkin brew, just in time for Halloween!

About Eight-Three Brewery

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For years, Chris Surak's homemade beers were the hit of gatherings hosted by Chris and his wife Steph. Eight-Three Brewery was established as a natural extension of Chris's dream to serve those same creations to the Akron community.  The Historic Goodyear Headquarters in the city's East End is the perfect setting to meet old friends and make some new ones over a pint, especially on Trivia Tuesdays. 

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Friday 3:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: Pint of Beer

HighGrain Brewing Co.

6860 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236

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So you think you know beer? HighGrain Brewing Co. blends traditional German techniques with modern innovation, incorporating flavors such as chocolate, citrus and stone fruits, and coffee. 

About HighGrain Brewing Co.

In an effort to establish themselves as a true community partner, the owners of HighGrain Brewing Co. embrace sustainability in all aspects of their business. The brewery has earned 513 Green Workplace certification based on their environmentally responsible practices, while the farm-to-table-inspired food menu uses fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. They even have a carbon-neutral Norwegian table ale, dubbed "Northern Exposure." As if that weren't enough, HighGrain regularly gives back through donations and fundraisers for charitable organizations.

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - 10 p.m. 
Sunday Noon - 8 p.m.

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Brioso Coffee

53 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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For nearly 20 years, Brioso Coffee has been keeping downtown Columbus fueled with freshly-brewed java drinks. Kick off your day with a classic pairing of coffee and pastry.

About Brioso Coffee

At Brioso Coffee, the staff proudly declares that they "take coffee seriously so you can take it easy." Brioso sources top-quality beans, then roasts them in-house and uses state-of-the-art equipment to brew your drink just the way you like it. The shop carries vegan baked goods from Happy Little Treats so you can indulge your sweet tooth with a little less guilt. There's a second Brioso location at 329 E. Long St.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall Under Our "Spell" of Free Gifts

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Halloween may happen only once a year, but our treats come every month to keep the fun going. 

What freebies will you be giving thanks for in November? Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up at no charge for our LoLo Gifts program.


8 Places for Halloween Frights Around Ohio

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The Buckeye State is a spooky place! From Cincinnati to Columbus to Northeast Ohio and beyond, ghosts, ghouls, specters, and spirits have been sighted near some of our most popular landmarks. The Halloween season is the perfect time to scour Ohio and search for the souls that haunt our state. Don't forget to bring a flashlight when you explore these haunted sites around Ohio!

The Ohio State Reformatory

100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield, OH 44905

Distance from: Columbus: 69 Miles | Cincinnati: 177 Miles | Cleveland: 78 Miles

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The Ohio State Reformatory is one of the most famous haunted prisons in the country. As the site of many paranormal sightings and events, the prison offers a variety of ghost tours for people of all ages. Ghost Hunting Classes and Ghost Walks are available for those 13 and older. For adults aged 18 and above, you can sign up for a Private Paranormal Investigation or a Public Ghost Hunt. Best of all, after the tour, you can pick up your own ghost hunting equipment from the gift shop so you can search for spirits wherever you go in Ohio.

Night Haunt at Malabar Farm State Park

4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH 44843

Distance from: Columbus: 69 Miles| Cincinnati: 176 Miles | Cleveland: 85 Miles

Malabar Farm State Park is considered one of the 10 Best Most Haunted Destinations in America, which makes it a must-see for any family who loves ghostbusting. Despite a tragic group of murders, the farm is still in operation…but paranormal activity has continued since the deaths. Visitors have felt "electric waves" crawl up their skin while others have witnessed other mysterious events. If there's one ghost adventure you take this October, a Night Haunt walking tour at Malabar Fark State Park should be it!

Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs

29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

Distance from: Columbus: 135 Miles | Cincinnati: 195 Miles | Cleveland: 112 Miles

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Fort Meigs was the site of an important battle during the War of 1812. As is the case with many historic war sites, this battlefield often shows signs of a haunting. Ghosts of dead soldiers are seen walking around at night, as are mysterious blue orbs that float around the battleground. If you listen closely, you might even hear the sounds of marching footsteps or canons being fired in the distance. A great place to learn about the history of our state, a haunted tour of Fort Meigs is perfect for history buffs.

Merry Go Round Museum

301 Jackson St., Sandusky, OH 44870

Distance from: Columbus: 116 Miles | Cincinnati: 231 Miles | Cleveland: 61 Miles

If you thought the Merry Go Round Museum was all fun and games, think again! Paranormal activity has long haunted this colorful museum. The only haunted carousel horse in the world is located in this museum. The carousel's creator had a wife who fell in love with one special horse. They say that her ghost comes back to ride the Haunted Steed quite often. While you're listening closely for her footsteps, don't be surprised if you feel a tug on your shirt — a young girl also haunts this museum and sometimes interacts with visitors.

Hallowed Halls of Horror 

281 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

Distance from: Columbus: 6 Miles | Cincinnati: 110 Miles | Cleveland: 139 Miles

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Columbus Ghost Tours is known for taking visitors to the spookiest places in the city. While their city walking tour and cemetery tours are excitingly spooky, one of our favorites takes you to Ohio State University. Tour the school searching for ghouls as you learn about the dark history surrounding one of America's most popular campuses. Trust us, this is one history lesson you'll never forget!

Queen City is Haunted

1332 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Distance from: Columbus: 107 Miles | Cincinnati: 1 Mile | Cleveland: 248 Miles

Cincinnati is a wonderful city to explore, full of museums, amazing sports venues, and plenty of restaurants where you can get your chili fix. Look a little closer, however, and you'll discover a sinister side to Cincy. The Queen City is Haunted walking tour is one of the best ways to learn about the ghastly and ghoulish events that have happened throughout the city. This two-hour tour will guide you through many areas of the town includes havens for paranormal activity and even hallowed grounds where remains have been recently discovered! The Queen City is Haunted is an interesting way to learn about Cincinnati's grizzly past while enjoying a night out in this beautiful urban space.

Loveland Castle-Chateau

12025 Shore Dr., Loveland, OH 45140

Distance from: Columbus: 89 Miles | Cincinnati: 22 Miles | Cleveland: 231 Miles

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This historic castle is now a museum on the banks of the Little Miami River. Built in the 1920s by medievalist Harry D. Andrews, the chateau's beautiful landscape was the site of a fiery tragedy. A moonshiner and his wife lived in a small cabin near the end of the castle's property. One day, Harry Andrews heard an explosion at the cabin and rushed over to help. The moonshiner's wife was found dead and Andrews sustained severe burns that resulted in his untimely death. Visitors claim that the castle is haunted by three ghosts — a male entity who is likely Harry Andrews, a female entity who is assumed to be the moonshiner's wife, and a Viking entity that is said to haunt the castle's exterior. Find our for yourself on a walking tour of the grounds.

Collingwood Arts Center

2413 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620

Distance from: Columbus: 144 Miles| Cincinnati: 204 Miles | Cleveland: 116 Miles

Once a retirement home for local nuns, just one look at the Collingwood Arts Center's Gothic façade is enough to make you believe it's haunted. The retirement home closed for a few years before being reimagined as an arts center…but a few spirits from the past stuck around. From residents dying of Typhoid and other diseases to the occult practices that used to take place in the basement when the building was vacated, guests have reported and photographed mysterious sights in the art center. Floating orbs can be seen in around the home, assumedly spirits of the nuns who perished there. In the basement, spirits have been known to scare visitors. Take a tour inside and see for yourself!

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Where are your favorite haunted places in Ohio perfect for a spooky ghost tour? Tell us your ghost sightings in the comments below!


8 Places Around Ohio to Take In Fall Scenery by Zipline

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You've probably used the expression "bird's-eye view" dozens of times, thinking it's just a metaphor. But thanks to the thrills of ziplining, you can gain a new appreciation of the landscape around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati as you "fly" high above it. Get your "bird's-eye view" of Ohio's colorful fall scenery with one of these popular ziplining tours. 

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Distance From: Cleveland (182 miles) | Columbus (43 miles) | Cincinnati (136 miles)

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Highly acclaimed by sources such as USA Today, Discovery Channel, and the New York Times, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours proudly bills itself as Ohio's first "world-class" zipline adventure. The attraction gets high marks for innovation and a commitment to safety while maintaining respect for the environment. In addition to the popular Original Tour, HHCT offers several specialty options, including night ziplining and kid-friendly adventures. Get a different perspective with one of the guided Segway® off-road nature tours. HHCT is open seven days a week.

Tree Frog Canopy Tours

Distance From: Cleveland (90 miles) | Columbus (68 miles) | Cincinnati (175 miles)

Located in Ohio's spectacular Mohican region, Tree Frog Canopy Tours recently made the top ten in USA Today's list of Best Aerial Adventure Parks. Tree Frog's 2.5-hour course is the only one in the state using a dual-cable system to provide a faster and smoother ride. Travel across more than 4,000 feet of cable as you ride seven ziplines and cross two skybridges. Each tour is led by two guides who create a safe environment and share fascinating information about the different sights. Tours are scheduled daily, with Mondays and Thursdays designated as "Kids' Days." 

Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park

Distance From: Cleveland (19 miles) | Columbus (127 miles) | Cincinnati (233 miles)

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As the name implies, Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park recreates the storybook exploits of Tarzan and his faithful companion, Cheetah. Frolic through the forest at a height of 50 feet with their popular Treetop Adventure, which begins with a climb up a rope ladder and progresses through 40 exciting obstacles, including bridges, ziplines, and breathtaking Tarzan swings. Indulge your competitive spirit by combining your treetop tour with a ground-level session of axe throwing. Three-hour Treetop Adventure sessions are available Friday through Sunday, while hour-long axe-throwing sessions may be booked for Saturday and Sunday.

Wilds Zipline Safari

Distance From: Cleveland (141 miles) | Columbus (75 miles) | Cincinnati (178 miles)

If a ziplining safari isn't on your bucket list, it should be. The Wilds is an impressive and innovative conservation center dedicated to finding solutions for problems impacting wildlife and the environment. Part of their mission is educating the public with activities such as Wild Zipline Safari. A series of 10 ziplines provide incredible opportunities to view giraffes, rhinos, zebras, and other endangered species rarely seen in the United States. If you don't have the time for the full 2-1/2 hour tour, check out the Overlook version. This modified tour lasts 1-1/2 hours and doesn't actually enter the pastures, but still offers unparalleled views.

ZipZone Outdoor Adventures

Distance From: Cleveland (134 miles) | Columbus (16 miles) | Cincinnati (120 miles)

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Urban ziplining? Yes, it's true. ZipZone Outdoor Adventures is an oasis of nature in the heart of Columbus. Situated on the grounds of Camp Mary Orton, ZipZone offers a two-hour tour over 20 acres of forest. The Adventure Park, opened in 2017, adds a new dimension to your ziplining experience. Choose from five different climbing courses, ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, and make your way through the challenging elements. Guides provide 30-40 minutes of instruction beforehand, and all participants are locked to a lifeline cable with double-connected safety clips. Wee ones can join in the fun at the Kids Park, a modified version of the Adventure Park. Courses are only a few feet off the ground to make it easy for kids between aged 4 to 7. Canopy tours are offered Friday through Sunday, while Adventure Park and Kids Park are open Saturday and Sunday.

Ultimate Zipline Adventures

Distance From: Cleveland (191 miles) | Columbus (52 miles) | Cincinnati (152 miles)

As a kid, did you ever dream of joining the circus to perform on the high wire? The full course at Ultimate Zipline Adventures is even more satisfying than your childhood fantasy. After a training session, you'll head up into the trees to tackle 16 ziplines and 23 high rope activities, completing many of the obstacles while suspended in the air. Zipline purists may prefer the Apex course, which skips the first half of the full course. You'll still get a lot of action packed into seven zip lines, including a set of dual racing lines. Kids under the age of 10 have their own fully supervised course, which features three ziplines and 12 rope activities. Ultimate Zipline Adventures is open Wednesday through Sunday for all courses.

Valley Zipline Tours

Distance From: Cleveland (176 miles) | Columbus (37 miles) | Cincinnati (137 miles)

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Regular ziplining not exciting enough for you? Valley Zipline Tours has the answer. Their course starts with five fairly conventional lines, ranging from 15 to 40 feet above ground. Then you move to the 1,000-foot-long "monster" line, which hovers 120 feet in the air. Speeds can reach up to 40 MPH. The next leg pits you head-to-head against another member of your group on side-by-side 700-foot racing lines. Finish your tour gliding at upwards of 50 MPH on the signature 1,400-foot line spanning the entire course. Newbies can opt for the Tree Top Tour, consisting of the first six lines of the main tour. Having too much fun to stop? Upgrade to the main tour on the spot. Mini Zip tours are available for kids aged 5-7. 

Sports Plus Zipline Park

Distance From: Cleveland (237 miles) | Columbus (95 miles) | Cincinnati (17 miles)

Feel the adrenaline rush of ziplining during any season of the year at Sports Plus Zipline Park. The family-friendly indoor facility houses three state-of-the-art ziplines that cover more than 200 feet. With ten 30-foot rock-climbing walls and 10,000 square feet of trampolines as well, you may never come back down to earth! Sports Plus is open Friday through Sunday with three available time slots each day.

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9 Places to Rent a Cabin for a Fall Weekend Getaway Around Ohio

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Are your weekends sometimes so activity-packed that you welcome Monday's return to work just to catch your breath? As Mother Nature shows off her splendor one last time before winter sets in, fall is a great time to plan a restful weekend getaway far from the bright lights of the big city. Recharge your batteries at one of these delightful cabins within convenient distance from your home in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Distance From: Cleveland (198 miles) | Columbus (58 miles) | Cincinnati (138 miles)

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Getting back to nature doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite leisure-time amenities. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls features charming 1840s cabins nestled deep in a natural setting that includes trees, caves, rock formations, and waterfalls. A log cabin also houses Kindred Spirits, the Inn's casual fine-dining restaurant with an open kitchen layout and seasonally enclosed patio. Enhance your feeling of serenity with a massage, body wrap, and other pampering treatments at the onsite spa. Visit the website for information on special packages and promotions.

Antler Ridge Cabin

Distance From: Cleveland (174 miles) | Columbus (92 miles) | Cincinnati (193 miles)

Get up close and personal with nature at the appropriately-named Antler Ridge Cabin. Sightings of deer, turkey, foxes, and other wildlife let you know you're miles away from the city. At night, sit on the deck and relax to the ambient sounds of owls, frogs, and crickets. Semi-guided deer and turkey hunting tours are offered in season. Antler Ridge has three luxury cabins, the newest of which sleeps up to 12 people. Amenities in all three include air conditioning, washer/dryer, TVs and DVD players, outdoor gas grills, and fully-equipped kitchens. 

Ash Ridge Cabins

Distance From: Cleveland (190 miles) | Columbus (48 miles) | Cincinnati (127 miles)

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Looking for some quality time with your significant other? With four cabins built for two, Ash Ridge Cabins is designed with couples in mind. Located minutes from Hocking Hills State Park but far from urban life, Ash Ridge is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities by day followed by a quiet evening indoors. Furniture in all four cabins is custom-built by local Amish craftsmen. Maple Lane, Lovers Loft, and Sweetheart Cabins are equipped with brand-new game rooms and indoor hot tubs, while Cuddle Bug Cottage has a game room and open-air hot tub. Spacious windows in all units allow plenty of natural light along with spectacular views.  

Tranquil Acres Cabins

Distance From: Cleveland (78 miles) | Columbus (87 miles) | Cincinnati (194 miles)

Do you feel like it's impossible to truly get away in our wired world? With no TVs or WiFi service, Tranquil Acres Cabins lets you go off the grid and tune in to nature. The five cabins are situated at least 350 feet apart for a welcome sense of solitude. For larger groups, Sleepy Bear Cabin has a new basement suite that includes a second bathroom and kitchenette. Another recent addition is a pavilion overlooking the catch-and-release fishing pond. Spend the day exploring the nature trails on the grounds, then unwind in your private hot tub or sitting in front of your remote-controlled gas fireplace. 

Mohican State Park

Distance From: Cleveland (83 miles) | Columbus (72 miles) | Cincinnati (179 miles)

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Like many areas in Northeast Ohio, Mohican State Park owes its spectacular scenery to the Ice Age. More than 14,000 years ago, glaciers traveled across the landscape, carving gorges and creating mineral and rock deposits. Mohican's centerpiece, Clear Fork Gorge, plummets 300 feet deep and measures more than 1,000 feet across at its top. The park has several recently remodeled two-bedroom cabins along the Clear Fork River, some where pets are permitted, that sleep up to six guests. Anglers flock to Mohican for largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, and brown trout. If you want more active pursuits, check out the park's numerous hiking and biking trails, some of which pass the Gorge as well as two waterfalls and a covered bridge.

Punderson State Park

Distance From: Cleveland (33 miles) | Columbus (157 miles) | Cincinnati (265 miles)

Anchored by a stunning 150-acre natural "kettle" lake, Punderson State Park offers a wide range of activities to satisfy all ages. Rent a boat at the marina for a day of fishing or sightseeing out on the water. If you want more lively pursuits, challenge family and friends to traditional golf, disc golf, volleyball, basketball, or horseshoes. Lace up your walking shoes or rent a bike and hit the 11 miles of trails, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife or bird sightings. Each of the park's 26 cabins sleeps up to six guests and pets are allowed at some.

Possum Lodge Cabins

Distance From: Cleveland (114 miles) | Columbus (107 miles) | Cincinnati (211 miles)

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Could there be a more authentic name for a rustic cabin than Possum Lodge? While the cabin itself is in a woodsy, secluded setting, the location offers easy access to a diverse assortment of activities. Nearby Salt Fork State Park, bookended by two lakes, provides opportunities for hiking, fishing, and boating. Zipline tours, wineries, and quaint towns to explore are all within a 30-minute drive. The roomy cabin is designed to be a "home away from home" with a luxurious great-room layout that includes a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace and satellite TV. Front and rear covered porches hold a gas grill and tavern-style seating so you can enjoy the views while dining or simply lounging with a cold drink and good book.

Kaspar's Lake Breeze Cabins

Distance From: Cleveland (79 miles) | Columbus (123 miles) | Cincinnati (235 miles)

Historic Marblehead Peninsula is one of Northeast Ohio's more popular getaway spots. Kaspar's Lake Breeze Cabins, located on the shores of Lake Erie, makes a comfortable home base for exploring the many attractions of the area. Marblehead Lighthouse stands guard less than a mile away, while legendary amusement park Cedar Point is visible directly across Sandusky Bay. Kelleys Island and South Bass Island, home of Put-In-Bay, are only an hour away by ferry. All cabins are fully furnished, including color TVs and free WiFi service. Ask about nightly rentals during fall months.

Coblentz Country Cabins

Distance From: Cleveland (75 miles) | Columbus (91 miles) | Cincinnati (207 miles)

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Amish Country is an appealing blend of culture, history and scenery. Immerse yourself in the full experience with a stay at Coblentz Country Cabins. Situated on a gentle hillside overlooking a pond, the cabins are less than 1/4-mile from downtown Berlin and its collection of antique malls, craft and gift shops, and vintage clothing boutiques. There's even a classic general store where you can find anything from gourmet food products to home decor items. Seven cabins offer lodging for up to 10 guests, with amenities including hot tubs, fireplaces, TVs, and full kitchens.

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September LoLo Gifts: Fall for These Free Treats

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What could possibly improve on the joys of fall in Ohio? How about the September lineup of freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts? 

Each month, we partner with LoLo to provide an enticing assortment of location-specific offers from the best small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus and Cincinnati. Brighten an already beautiful autumn day with one of these free treats.

September Gifts:

Canton: Any Drink

Akron: Small Pizza or Sub

Cincinnati: Latte and Pastry

Columbus: Pair of Pastries


Canton: Any Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

5854 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

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There's nothing cozier than hunkering down on a crisp fall afternoon with a hot drink. Choose your favorite or try a new flavor from the extensive selection at Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

In this fast-moving world, Muggswigz Coffee & Tea knows the best things in life take time. All coffee, including their signature espresso blend, is roasted in-house using fresh-roasted, specialty-grade Arabica beans. They also forgo conventional bagged tea in favor of whole leaf, or pekoe, which is the highest grade of the four types of tea. Muggswigz supports local artists by displaying their works inside the shop and hosting an open mic night each Monday.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Akron: Small Pizza or Sub

Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream

68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203

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There's something extra satisfying about food you can eat with your hands. Make your day with a tasty small pizza or oven-baked sub from Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream.

About Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream

In 2010, co-founders Bob Wilson and Dan Urbancic had a goal to combine the efficient business model of a chain restaurant with the down-home appeal of a community pizza joint. The result is nearly two dozen specialty pizzas and a dozen subs, prepared with consistent quality and served with a smile. Leave room for a scoop of Peanut Butter Swirl or Butter Pecan at Katie's Korner, their adjacent ice cream patio.

Contact and Hours


Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

Cincinnati: Latte and Pastry

Mad Llama

5001 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

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Coffee ... it's not just for mornings. Jump-start your day or take a relaxing break with a latte from Mad Llama. Pair your drink with a delicious pastry such as their signature Llama bread, a rich swirl of chocolate and vanilla pound cake.

About Mad Llama

Who would think to name a coffee shop after an angry mammal? The creative, hard-working, and community-minded people at Mad Llama, who make nearly all of the food and beverages in-house. Their mouthwatering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, and coffee drinks are served all day. In a hurry? Order online and pick up your items using the convenient drive-thru window. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Pair of Pastries

Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Café

772 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

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Sharing some luscious baked goods with a loved one makes them even sweeter. Head to Short North Piece of Cake and enjoy a couple of cookies, cupcakes, or tarts with a friend or family member.

About Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Café

At Short North Piece of Cake, the name may refer to how easy their baked goods go down when you eat them, but there's nothing simple about their incredible creations. Cupcakes, or "smiles with frosting," come in a variety of traditional and deluxe flavors, while cookies can be found in whimsical shapes such as flowers, flags, and yes, cupcakes. If you want a special cake for a wedding, birthday, or other occasion, the talented bakers will turn your most imaginative design into reality.

Contact and Hours


Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

"Fall" for Free Gifts Each Month

Free Gifts from LoLo and Cutler Real Estate Agents

The fun doesn't stop here. With each new month, members of our LoLo Gifts program look forward to seeing what fabulous freebies are coming their way.

Joining in is a "piece of cake." Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent and get ready for the treats to start rolling in!


See Changing Leaves Around Ohio at These 9 Places

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Fall is a wonderful time of the year in Ohio. The cool autumn breeze, the spooky arrival of Halloween festivities, and the many community festivals make this our favorite season for living in Ohio. Of course, you can't mention fall in Ohio without noting the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

15610 Vaughn Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141

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Residents of Akron and Cleveland will agree that a trip to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park does wonders for the soul. A great place to reconnect with nature, there's so much to see and do in this national park that it's not surprising that it draws visitors from near and far each year. During the autumn, the Cuyahoga River weaves its way through rolling hills, farmland, and forests, glistening brightly as it collects falling leaves from the changing trees. With more than 125 miles of trail to hike, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a must-visit in autumn for anyone who loves to embrace the season's beauty.

Eagles Creek Nature Preserve

Center Rd., Garrettsville, OH 44231

A few miles southeast of Cleveland is the Eagles Creek Nature Preserve which is full of Northeast Ohio's wonderfully diverse plants and animals. The landscape varies from marshes and swamps to woodlands and forests, offering a truly exceptional view into the many habitats that house such interesting biodiversity. Manageable trails lead you into this underrated gem, providing you with privacy and peace while you gaze at mix of yellows, reds, oranges, and browns that paint a stunning portrait.

Beaver Creek State Park

12021 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool, OH 43920

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Do you want a little outdoor adventure to mix in with your sightseeing? Then head to Beaver Creek State Park to watch the leaves change as you cruise down the Little Beaver Creek on a canoe. If you'd rather stay on land, you can hike the many trails on foot, atop a mountain bike, or on horseback. Whichever you choose, make sure you bring your camera to photograph the dazzling colors of this rugged landscape.


Tar Hollow State Park

16396 Tar Hollow Rd., Laurelville, OH 43135

Immerse yourself in the dense woodlands and deep ravines of Tar Hollow State Park as you get lost in the beauty of the Appalachian Plateau. A walk through Tar Hollow State Park will make you feel like you're in the wilderness worlds away from Columbus. Turkeys, turtles, skinks, snakes, and more call this area of Ohio home. A stroll through Tar Hollow's 604-acres offers a great way to see the changing of the leaves, only rivaled by the beautiful colors that spring back to life once winter ends.

Scioto Audubon Metro Park

400 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215

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Downtown Columbus may be a bustling cityscape, but the Scioto Audubon Metro Park offers an opportunity to get back in touch with nature just a few blocks from the skyscrapers. The park covers 120-acres of previously industrial land, now refreshed as a thriving oasis where wildlife flourishes. The views along the Scioto River, chirping of the birds, and miles of multi-use trails are ideal for working professionals who only have a small period of time to escape from the daily grind. Because it's so close to home, you can visit every weekend and watch as the landscape changes from green to bright reds.

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park

834 Edgewater Dr., St. Marys, OH 45885

Where better to see the leaves change than from the water? The popular boating destination of Grand Lake St. Marys State Park is a beachside paradise where you can relax on or offshore and watch the trees transform around you. We think that this state park is a wonderful place to take the kids for an overnight stay, as fishing, hiking, hunting, and boating opportunities sit alongside volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a playground, basketball courts, and an off-leash dog park.


Shawnee State Park

4404 OH-125, West Portsmouth, OH 45663

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Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Shawnee State Forest is a breathtaking place to become one with nature. Totaling 1100-acres of the 63,000-acre forest, Shawnee State Park is a fantastic place for a weekend getaway with the family. This state park is a popular place to hunt, fish, boat, and hike, offering you the opportunity to take in the changing of the leaves on the banks of the Ohio River. The Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center is within the forest, making it a perfect location to enjoy unspoiled nature during the day before returning to cozy creature comforts at night.

Mt. Airy Forest

5083 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

You don't have to leave Cincinnati's city limits to enjoy a getaway in nature. Mt. Airy Forest was one of the earliest urban reforestation projects in the country and now provides nearly 1500-acres of multi-use space for hiking, biking, picnicking, and more. Mt. Airy's accessibility isn't limited to its proximity to the city. The forest has an enclosed dog park for hikers to let their pets run free and also houses the state's sole public treehouse that is accessible for those using a wheelchair.

Scioto Trail State Park

144 Lake Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601

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Equal distance between Cincinnati and Columbus, Scioto Trail State Park is a fantastic destination to watch the leaves change this autumn. This park is within the 9,000-acre Scioto Trail State Forest but only encompasses 218-acres, making it an easy state park to tackle in a single trip. Bordering the Scioto River, this area offers amazing views of the Scioto River Valley. Bring a fishing rod to cast a line in the river or pack up the camping gear and spend an early-fall evening enjoying the quiet swaying of the trees.

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Order Up! These 9 Ohio Diners Serve Up Nostalgia and Great Food

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There's a reason why Food Network star Guy Fieri chose Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives as the subject of his hit show. The combination of unpretentious decor, friendly service, and delicious food gives these establishments a timeless appeal.

It's no surprise that diners are especially popular in Ohio. Head to these classic eateries around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati for tasty meals that always hit the spot. 


Guerne Heights Drive-In

3004 Dover Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

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Opened in 1956, Guerne Heights Drive-In is an authentic mid-20th-century diner. Throughout its history, the restaurant has been owned and operated by local families, adding to the nostalgic feel. Hot dogs and burgers are the main event on the menu, which is rounded out with classic sandwiches such as grilled cheese and BBQ pulled pork. In true '50s style, Guerne Heights Drive-In also serves an incredible variety of ice cream treats, including milkshakes, floats, flurries, and eight types of sundaes. Follow them on Facebook for updates on weekly ice cream flavors and limited-time specials. Guerne Heights Drive-In serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Nick's Diner

4116 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Nick's Diner takes pride in maintaining the same commitment to quality over the years, but you'd be forgiven for thinking the prices haven't changed either. A breakfast combo of three eggs any style, hash browns or grits, and toast is only $3.95. Most dishes on the menu, including the signature black cast iron skillets, come in huge portions with a price tag of $10 or less. Breakfast and lunch are served every day but Tuesday.

Honeymoon Grille

3458 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319

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Don't let the name fool you. Singles, friends, and families will all have a great time at Honeymoon Grille. Once housed in the former Honeymoon Donuts building, the recently remodeled diner boasts a genuine '50s-style dining counter along with the addition of a modern drive-thru window. The extensive menu offers something for everyone, from omelets, French toast, and corned beef hash for breakfast to egg salad sandwiches, French dip, and pork chops for lunch and dinner. Watch their Facebook page for news about all-day fish fries, Pizza Night, and other special events. Honeymoon Grill is open seven days a week, with dinner served after 4 p.m. while breakfast and lunch are available all day.


Nutcracker Family Restaurant

63 E. Broad St., Pataskala, OH 43062

Nutcracker Family Restaurant is celebrating its silver anniversary in 2020, but a visit will take you back to the golden days of the 1950s. The name may have a holiday feel, but it's actually a remnant from the restaurant's original incarnation as a candy and dessert shop called Nutcracker Sweets. While the shop has expanded into a full-service diner, it still holds an incredible assortment of nutcrackers in all sizes, shapes, and styles. Play some Chuck Berry on the jukebox while you wait for your meal of meatloaf, chicken Parmigiana, open-face beef sandwich, and other comfort food favorites. Nutcracker Family Restaurant opens bright and early at 7 a.m. every day but Monday.

Tommy's Diner

914 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222

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For Tom and Kathy Pappas, Tommy's Diner is truly their American dream come to life. Tom immigrated to Columbus from Greece, while Kathy is the first-generation daughter of Greek parents. The restaurant business is definitely in the family's blood, with younger son Michael working in the diner and older son Louis owning a catering business. How outstanding is their customer service? One guest tells a story about being unable to decide between a Reuben sandwich and an omelet, so the staff made him a Reuben omelet. Visit the website or Facebook page to see the list of daily specials. Tommy's Diner is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

Canal Wigwam

4 S. High St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110

The sign outside the front of Canal Wigwam welcomes you to "The Gathering Place." Canal Wigwam's roots extend all the way back to 1899, when the combination restaurant, bakery, and bowling lane was the place to be for local residents. Over the years, the consistent thread has been a focus on home cooking that warms the heart and stomach. The menu features classic dishes such as chicken and waffles, BLT sandwich, and tuna salad, along with daily specials like baked pork loin and ham and bean soup. Canal Wigwam's website now allows online ordering for pickup. Breakfast and lunch are served daily.


Hathaway's Diner

441 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Breakfast and lunch at Hathaway's Diner has been a downtown Cincinnati tradition since 1956. The iconic checkerboard-style floor, brightly-lit red-and-aqua color scheme, and dining counter create the kitschy, comfy ambiance that's such a traditional element of diners. Goetta, the meat-and-grain sausage uniquely beloved in Cincinnati, is a staple of Hathaway's menu. Other traditional diner favorites include country fried steak, club sandwich, and patty melt. Be sure to save room for a slice of apple pie or a Creamsicle milkshake. Hathaway's is open for business seven days a week.

Sacred Beast Diner

1437 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

While nostalgia is the name of the game at most diners, Sacred Beast takes the traditional concept and adds a contemporary twist for the 21st century. The decor is clean and elegant, with modern touches such as an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows. Most importantly, the diner's slogan, "Simple Food. Taken Seriously." lets you know you're in for some good eating. The Diner Breakfast is an upscale combo of scrambled eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, and pork belly, while the European-influenced Dirty French burger is topped with Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, au poivre sauce, and Mornay. Sacred Beast is open for dinner Thursday and Friday and all day on weekends.

Sugar n' Spice Diner

4381 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45229

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In business for 79 years and counting, Sugar n' Spice Diner is clearly doing it up right. Generations of families keep coming back for the cartoon wall art, vividly colored decor, trademark rubber ducks, and quality food. Signature dishes such as Wispy Thin pancakes, Cuddlin' Puppy hot dogs, and Spanish Bull burgers remain largely unchanged since Mort Keller opened the original Reading Road location in 1941. In July, current owner Adam Myerson opened a second location in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood inside a one-time railroad dining car. Both locations are open daily for breakfast and lunch.

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August LoLo Gifts: Grab a Free Sandwich or Sweet Treat

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Alas, summer is with us but a short time each year. Fortunately, Cutler Real Estate and LoLo share the gifts that keep on giving. Each month we team up to feature a selection of free offers spotlighting the wonderful assortment of goods and services available from local vendors in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati

Grab lunch or satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious treats on the list for August. Each offer is good for 60 days, so have fun exploring the great small businesses in our area.

August Gifts:

Canton and Akron: Ice Cream

Cincinnati: Cupcakes

Columbus: Sandwich or Wrap

Canton and Akron: Ice Cream

Pav's Creamery

708 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

3769 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319

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Is there ever a bad time for ice cream? Indulge in your favorite flavor or sample a new one with a free scoop from Pav's Creamery.

About Pav's Creamery

Yes, there really was a "Pav." When Bill and Claire Micochero bought the business from founder Robert Pavlik, customers flocked to Pav's for the signature fried chicken and homemade custard. Bill and Claire later sold the business to their daughter Michelle, who remade Pav's into the Cadillac of ice cream shops. Specialties include ice cream sandwiches, custard cakes, and "adult" milkshakes. Visit the website to place carry-out orders for pints, cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and Pav's DIY Sundae Survival Pack. 

Contact and Hours

North Canton: 330.472.3348

Daily Noon - 9 p.m.

Akron: 330.644.8524

Daily Noon - 9 p.m. (February through November)

Cincinnati: Cupcakes

Abby Girl Sweets

4773 Glendale Milford Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242

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Writer Marie Williams Johnstone once said, "Cupcakes are sweet, and even sweeter when shared." Treat a friend or family member with two free cupcakes from Abby Girl Sweets.

About Abby Girl Sweets

Little girls and cupcakes are made from "sugar and spice and everything nice." Just ask Nathan and Andrea Thompson, who named their cupcake shop after their daughter, affectionately known as "Abby Girl." Every cupcake and cheesecake is made fresh from scratch, using high-quality ingredients such as pure cane sugar, sweet cream butter, and cocoa. Each week there is a new featured cupcake flavor to go along with the 18 daily options, including Carrot Spice and Cinnamon Bun. Four cheesecake flavors are offered in convenient cupcake-sized portions. Abby Girl has two other locations in downtown Cincinnati and Eastgate.

Contact and Hours


Weekdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Sandwich or Wrap

Corner Stone Deli & Cafe

3296 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

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Whether you're working, running errands, or wrangling kids, your days are spent on the go. Pick up a free sandwich or wrap from Corner Stone Deli & Cafe for a portable lunch that goes wherever you do.

About Corner Stone Deli & Cafe

"Fast food, but not junk food." That's the slogan of Corner Stone Deli & Cafe, a casual restaurant just minutes from the OSU campus serving food that's made-to-order from fresh ingredients. Corner Stone's truly eclectic menu includes an extensive selection of hot and cold sandwiches and wraps along with breakfast items, sushi, rice bowls, and seafood entrées. Vegetarians will appreciate options such as the Portobello melt and the Herbivore, a sandwich with tofu, sunflower seeds, onions, banana peppers, mixed greens, and hot sauce served on your choice of bread or bagel. Bubble tea with a cookie or brownie makes a nice mid-afternoon snack. Order online or use the handy app for carry-out or delivery.

Contact and Hours


Daily 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Delivery 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Join in the Fun!

How do you get to participate in our LoLo Gifts program? Ask and you shall receive! Yes, it's just that easy. Simply contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up, and each month you'll receive notification of the current offerings.

There's no charge to join the program, so what are you waiting for? Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent now!


10 Places for a Family Weekend Getaway Around Ohio

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Who's ready to get out of the house and get away for a weekend? These last few months have brought our families together closer than ever. Unfortunately, that also meant pretty close quarters at home. While many of our summer vacation plans may be postponed until next year, there's still plenty of time to make the most of a quick trip around the state. Load up the kids, pack a handful of snacks, and head to one of these destinations that are perfect for a family weekend getaway.


Distance From: Cleveland (85 miles) | Columbus (130 miles) | Cincinnati (235 miles)

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Looking to get away only to kick back and relax? Then stay put in Put-in-Bay! This island in Lake Erie is a fantastic play to have an enjoyable yet relaxed family vaca. You can either stay on the island itself or take the ferry back and forth to the mainland. Perry's Cave Family Fun Center is a must-do as it has everything imaginable: mini golf, rock climbing, a maze, and even gemstone mining. There are also tons of hiking trails, nature walks, and on-water activities to fill your getaway!

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Distance from: Cleveland (20 miles) | Columbus (129 miles) | Cincinnati (235 miles)

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Super close to Akron, your visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park will make you feel worlds away from the city. This wonderful natural space is a great place to camp and get your family in touch with nature. Hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, and stargazing are just the tip of the iceberg! Bring a few coolers of food for unforgettable picnics or eat one of the restaurants just outside of the park. You can stay in lodging within the park or camp at a nearby campground just outside of the park's limits.


Distance From: Cleveland (53 miles) | Columbus (190 miles) | Cincinnati (296 miles)

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Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor family fun, Geneva-on-the-Lake is the place to be! Charter a fishing boat or play mini-golf. Take a zipline canopy tour or go canoeing down the Grand River. If the weather isn't cooperating, a roller rink and multiple arcades will deliver indoor fun. Just be sure to hit the beach when you can as no trip to Geneva-on-the-Lake is complete without actually being on the Lake.

Hocking Hills

Distance From: Cleveland (197 miles) | Columbus (57 miles) | Cincinnati (135 miles)

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If your family can't spend enough time outdoors then set a course for Hocking Hills! Southeastern Ohio's scenic wonderland has two nature preserves, five state parks/forests, and six natural attractions. Hike to the Old Man's Cave or Cedar Falls. Camp in a tent or stay in a cabin. Plus, there are plenty of other family-friendly attractions like High Rock Adventures, Skyview Drive-In, Rollerball Lanes, and R Adventure Park.


Distance From: Cleveland (63 miles)Columbus (112 miles) | | Cincinnati (225 miles)

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Have an adventure on the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky. This town is home to adrenaline-pumping action including Cedar Point amusement park, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, Castaway Bay Waterpark, and Kalahari Resort. Add a new interesting museums and lovely state parks into the mix, and you've got an active weekend that your kids will love!


Distance From: Cleveland (227 miles) | Columbus (85 miles) | Cincinnati (24 miles)

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Travelers to the Cincinnati area know that there are hours of fun to be had just a few miles north in Mason. Home to King's Island, the largest amusement park and waterpark in the Midwest. In fact, there are so many great family-friendly attractions around Warren County that Mason is a great home base. Jump & Jack's playground, the WEB Extreme Entertainment, and EnterTRAINment Junction are a few miles east.


Distance From: Cleveland (136 miles) | Columbus (77 miles) | Cincinnati (185 miles)

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Looking to get a little wild on your family getaway? Then head to Cumberland and visit The Wilds. This unique zoo features animals from around the world and you can go on your own safari through the park. You can take a zipline tour, learn about animals in the nature center, and even spend the night on the property and let the sounds of wildlife rock you to sleep.

Yellow Springs

Distance From: Cleveland (195 miles) | Columbus (56 miles) | Cincinnati (70 miles)

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There's a reason Yellow Springs is known as "Everyone's Favorite Place." Arts, culture, local cuisine, and outdoor recreation all combine to give you an awesome weekend trip. Take a family bike ride through the trails within John Bryan State Park or hike around Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve. Grab fresh food from Flying Mouse Farms then dust off your new favorite book at one of the two Yellow Springs independent bookstores. With events nearly every weekend in downtown, there's always something fun to see and do for the whole family in Yellow Springs.

Amish Country

Distance From: Cleveland (78 miles) | Columbus (84 miles) | Cincinnati (200 miles)

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If you've never visited Ohio's Amish Country, then you're in for a yesteryear treat! Amish Country is full of unique little towns that give you a sample of true Amish life. Take an Amish Heartland Tour in Millersburg, eat at the Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot, and visit the "Little Switzerland of Ohio" in Sugarcreek. Whichever towns you stop in, be sure to sample the fresh cheese and pick up a few handcrafted souvenirs around Berlin.


Distance From: Cleveland (114 miles) | Columbus (146 miles) | Cincinnati (202 miles)

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Instead of heading to the three Big C cities, head to Toledo and experience a different side of Ohio. The Toledo Zoo, Imagination Station, National Museum of the Great Lakes, and Wildwood Park are just a few of the great destinations inside Toledo. With dozens upon dozens of indoor and outdoor attractions that are ideal for all ages, Toldeo may just become your new favorite urban getaway in Ohio!

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Where is your favorite place to take the family for a weekend getaway? Tell us where we should plan our next family staycation in the comments!


Tee Up at These 9 Golf Courses Around Cincinnati

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If ever there was a summer when we could all use a day on the golf course, it's this one. In the midst of a year that will long be remembered for face masks and Zoom meetings, a breath of fresh air in the great outdoors feels more precious than ever.

Did we mention that August is National Golf Month? When you get down to it, there may be no better game than golf for the times we're living through. You're outside, you can easily maintain social distancing, and you get to release some tension by hitting a ball really, really hard. We recommend doing just that at these Cincinnati area golf courses. 

Woodland Golf Course

5820 Muddy Creek Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Woodland Golf Course is one of Cincinnati's true hidden gems. The 9-hole executive golf course at Woodland makes it a favorite of families, newcomers to the game, and anyone with an hour or two to kill before they have to head back to the office. It's fun, family-friendly, and affordable. Plus, if you're looking to try something new and exciting, Woodland is also home to an 18-hole footgolf course (think of it as a combination of golf and soccer) that has a reputation as one of the best in the Midwest.

Blue Ash Golf Course

4040 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

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Public golf courses sometimes get a bad rap for being unkempt and poorly maintained. But Blue Ash Golf Course, often cited as one of Cincinnati's finest public courses, makes a strong argument to the contrary. With a reputation for being professionally and regularly maintained, Blue Ash Golf Course offers a fun and relaxing course that can challenge golfers of all skill levels. Golf Digest ranked Blue Ash Golf Course among the 75 best municipal golf courses in America. There are also terrific views to be had from just about any hole on this 18-hole, par-72 course. 

California Golf Course

5924 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228

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Another of the top public courses in the city, California Golf Course lies on the east side of Cincinnati, on sloping terrain that overlooks the broad expanse of the Ohio River. You'd be hard-pressed to find a city-owned course with a better view. It's a fun 18-hole course, with tree-lined fairways and challenging greens. California Golf Course is also one of Cincinnati's longest municipal golf courses, with 6,227 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.

Hickory Woods Golf Course

1240 Hickory Woods Dr., Loveland, OH 45140

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Nestled in the community of Loveland, Ohio—about 15 miles northeast of the Cincinnati city limits—Hickory Woods Golf Course is a spot that keeps golfers coming back time and time again. That's partly thanks to the picturesque scenery at Hickory Woods, but also because of its notoriously challenging greens, especially in the back nine. The course makes for a great weekend getaway, equally welcoming to rookies and seasoned golf veterans, and can test just about anyone's skill. 

Devou Park Golf Course

1201 Park Dr., Covington, KY 41011

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Devou Park Golf Course lies just over the Ohio line in Covington, Kentucky. One of its most striking features is its scenic hilltop location, which offers a spectacular view of the Cincinnati skyline. It's also a favorite haunt for local bird watchers, nestled among the rolling hills of Devou Park and right under a major flyway, and is a certified Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. The staff is friendly and experienced, and the 18-hole course feels secluded and peaceful, despite being convenient to both cities. 

Aston Oaks Golf Club

1 Aston Oaks Dr., North Bend, OH 45052

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Frequently ranked among the best golf courses in Cincinnati, Aston Oaks Golf Club is a favorite of golfers from across the region. But it's a challenge. With swift greens and rolling fairways, the course is situated on a beautiful landscape that both transfixes and tests golfers of all skill levels. Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, the course at Aston Oaks Golf Club offers some truly magnificent scenery. It's perched above the Ohio River, and shaded by majestic white oaks and hickory trees. The 18-hole course features 6,908 yards of golf from the longest tees, for a par of 72.

The Vineyard Golf Course

600 Nordyke Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45255

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Although its location on the far east side of Cincinnati might make it seem like a bit of a far-flung destination for some, the Vineyard Golf Course has a lot of great features that attract golfers from all over. A lot of it has to do with the course's handsome scenery, with gently rolling fairways and well-manicured greens lined with mature trees. It's simply a lovely golf course to look at, but the Vineyard offers up a challenging round as well. It's been called one of the best conditioned daily fee courses in Cincinnati and is a favorite of locals and visiting golfers alike. 

Twin Oaks Golf Course

450 E. 43rd St., Covington, KY 41015

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One of the finest public courses in the region on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, Twin Oaks Golf Course is known for its palatial Southern-style clubhouse as well as its beautifully maintained 18-hole, par-70 course. Twin Oaks was built in 1927 and is still one of the best places in Northern Kentucky to enjoy a day on the links. With a mixture of mature trees sprinkled throughout the course, as well as its fair share of sand and water obstacles, it's always a fun challenge. 

Avon Fields Golf Course

4081 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229

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Avon Fields Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-66 course that's been challenging local golfers since it opened to the public in 1914. It's not only the oldest golf course in Cincinnati, but the oldest municipal golf course west of the Allegheny Mountains. It offers a fun and challenging game of golf to this day, but also has an immense amount of history on its fairways. Avon Fields has historically been very important to the city's African-American community and was one of the few courses in town that didn't discriminate based on race during the era of segregation. 

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Did we forget to mention your favorite golf course in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area? Let us know in the comments section below! 


Cincinnati: Refresh Your Interiors at These 9 Furniture Stores

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Do you feel like your home could use a refresh? Whether you're just moving into a new home or you've been in the same place for years, the right pieces of furniture can completely change the look and feel of your space. 

Luckily, there are plenty of great furniture stores in the Cincinnati area where you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Design Lab Cincinnati

1401 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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For modern and contemporary furniture and lighting, you can't go wrong with Design Lab. This store features a vast collection of curated pieces by designers from around the globe. The items you'll find here are primarily European, although the store also works in collaboration with local galleries and other community organizations.

Here you'll find incredibly unique home decor items to give your space a finishing touch that truly reflects your personality. They also feature artwork and decor by local and national artists. More than just a retail space, Design Lab is also a showroom and full-service interior design studio. 

Algin Retro Furniture

800 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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If retro is more your style, you'll love Algin Retro Furniture in downtown Cincinnati. This seven-story furniture store has been family-owned-and-operated for over 50 years. They carry a wide variety of furniture and home items including upcycled items, mid-century modern reproductions, and artwork. Many of the brands they carry come with a lifetime warranty. 

Locals and visitors both love their custom Live Edge Wood line of furniture, called Urban Timber. These tables, shelves, and countertops are made by local artisans from salvaged logs found both in Cincinnati and in Upstate New York. The store also carries paintings, sculptures, and photography by local artists.

Mainly Art Vintage Furnishings

3711 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

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