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To my fellow adventurous eaters of the world, this one’s for you. To those of you who believe you fall on the opposite end of the spectrum, tending not to stray from your typical dining patterns and restaurant hangouts, this one is still for you. I recently went to Jamaica Mon in Fairfield and experienced the zesty,...
The tallest point on earth, the summit of Mount Everest, lies in Nepal. It is roughly halfway across the world from Butler County. Summiting it’s 29,000-foot peak may be difficult during your next weekend getaway. Luckily, the delicious flavors and tastes of Nepal are now within reach without any climbing gear or...
Think you could’ve been a detective in your past life, or do you just enjoy solving puzzles and getting your heart pumping? Experience four different interactive games that require you to solve puzzles, search for clues, and think outside of the box to successfully complete the challenge. Check out one of the best...
I’m always looking for hidden gems or unique experiences around the county. Recently, I hit a craft beer lover’s jackpot. A brewery in Hamilton is bringing new life to an 80-year-old former city building with delicious drinks and a relaxing atmosphere. Ever since opening in the summer of 2016, the five gents behind...
Get your blankets and sweatshirts ready. As temperatures fall the flames start to rise. Find your way to these fire pits to warm your body and soul. In some cases, they may even feed your hunger...   Cozy’s Café and Pub Take your pick of a variety of beautiful fire pits each offering different, unique, seating options...
With a history dating back 2,000 years to ancient China, Kombucha is this year’s trendiest comeback kid. This fizzy, fermented tea is now on tap and available for your consumption at Jungle Jim’s very own Kombucha bar located in the natural foods section.     The natural foods section has undergone a complete revamp...
I lose all of my inhibitions when I think something is really funny. I double over, expose my insanely large grin, and let out a booming laugh that fills the room. This kind of carefree, joviality is what I experienced at the Funny Bone Cincinnati at Liberty Center. This premiere comedy club features live standup...
Every day, we consume. Food, information, products; consumption is inevitable and necessary, but why not make a purchase that we know we can feel good about? SoulCraft, a certified fair trade retailer in Middletown, ensures that our shopping trips are meaningful, good for the environment, and support both local and...
October; the pumpkin spice is overflowing our cups, we feel warmth from the bonfires in our friends’ backyards, and we are awarded a free front row seat to the annual metamorphosis of the trees in Butler County. Recently, I wandered around the county’s many parks and witnessed the immense vibrancy of these leaves. I...
Weekends spent with friends and family enjoying mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are weekends well spent. What I miss, is the simplicity of eggs and coffee with a side of the morning paper. I miss watching the sunrise while my short stack is served piping hot. And I miss smelling like bacon until lunch, and it being a source...