Books by the Banks returns

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Literature lovers gathered on Oct. 17 in downtown Cincinnati for the ninth annual Books by the Banks Book Festival hosted by the Duke Energy Convention Center. More than 150 authors and 5,000 guests attended the free event presented by Ohio Humanities. “That’s the most authors we’ve ever had so it’s kind of a record year for us which is exciting,” Adam Baker, marketing committee co-chair for Books by the Banks, said in an interview with the Enquirer. For the first time, the event held a short story contest that offered 12 cash prizes totaling $4,900 … Continue reading Books by the Banks returns

Pimp your Palette: Great Places to Eat in Cincinnati

By: Rayshaunda Byrd Looking for unique places to eat? Try one of these restaurants: Gilpin’s Steamed Grub Gilpin’s Steamed Grub has only been around since 2008 but is very popular among downtown patrons. The staff cooks the food with steam to keep it from drying out, which can happen during the typical baking and toasting process. Gilpin’s downtown location, on 37 East 7th St. is small with seating downstairs and upstairs with a small loft area. The restaurant also provides old-school Nintendo games for those looking for some nostalgia. Guests can write on the chalkboard walls and windows. The menu … Continue reading Pimp your Palette: Great Places to Eat in Cincinnati