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An Insider’s Guide to Findlay Market, Cincinnati OH

Can you imagine life without a refrigerator?  Or residing in a big city with no restaurants or take out options?  Welcome to life in the 1800’s.  Urban markets were a daily necessity, Cincinnati, the sixth largest city in the 1840’s, was known as the Queen City of the West.  With the invention of electricity, automobiles…

Cincinnati’s Love Affair with Pigs

Walk down almost any street in Cincinnati and you’re likely to spot swine: a decorated pig sculpture outside an establishment, a colorful pig mural on the side of a building, or a flying pig perched high atop a pole near Sawyer Point. So, what is it with Cincinnati and pigs? History. Lots of history.  Cincinnati…

Free Things To Do With Kids In Cincinnati

Cincinnati is a family friendly city.  Most visitors know about the Zoo, Kings Island, Newport Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, Entertrainment Junction and various fun zones. But it may come as a surprise, that there are quite a few free things to do.   My husband Mike and I own Riverside Food Tours.  We live downtown and…

Meet The Riverside Food Tours Team

We can’t help but brag on our incredible team of guides. You probably have met one or two, but I bet you don’t know some of these amazing facts! Jackie Bryson has been a tour guide since 2017. Jackie hosts the Cincy Top 10 Sites and Bites tour every Friday as well as the Streetcar…

Which Riverside Food Tour Is Right For Me?

Cincinnati Ohio is a popular destination. The first thing visitors ask is “Where’s the best place to eat and what should I see?” That’s why we’re here.  Riverside Food Tours offers 10 different three hour food and sightseeing tours seven days a week.  Are you limited to one or two dates?  Click the CALENDAR  first…

Why Take A Food Tour?

What makes a vacation memorable? Is it enjoying the local food, the scenery or meeting new people?  For foodies, a really authentic trip includes the feeling of discovering restaurants off the beaten path, that may go unnoticed by the casual tourist. The problem is that we don’t always know someone to be our local guide….

Visiting Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky? See the Top 10 Reasons You Should Book A Food Tour During Your Stay

It’s 2022 and the perfect time to plan that summer vacation. Food Tours are so popular, you can find one in every major city all over the world. Here’s a tip: add to your itinerary ‘Book a Food Tour’. Here’s the top ten reasons why you will be glad you did! 1. You get a…

Top 10 Reasons to Give a Riverside Food Tour Gift Card

Everyone loves to eat and on a Riverside Food Tour, you try 6 different dishes at local restaurants in Cincinnati OH and Covington KY Here’s the top ten reasons why a Riverside Food Tour is perfect for everyone on your list: A Riverside Food Tour Gift Card never expires. You choose the dollar value in…

Cincinnati Streetcar “Christmas” Food Tour

Ho Ho Ho! Join us on our newest Cincinnati Streetcar “Christmas” Food Tour Beginning Saturday Nov 27 & Sunday Nov 28 We added a new holiday tour that is guaranteed to fill you with good cheer, plenty of seasonal food and “memory making” fun!  From Thanksgiving to Christmas, it’s Downtown Dazzle time in Cincinnati and…

Cincinnati’s Downtown Neighborhoods: a City Guide

Cincinnati, also known as “The Queen City” founded in 1788, was on the western frontier.  European German immigrants crossed the oceans in waves beginning in the 1830’s to live the American dream.  Being situated on the Ohio River led to early manufacturing and commercial success. After years of decline from the 70’s to the 90’s,…

Where Should I Stay In Downtown Cincinnati 2021?

As owner of Riverside Food Tours, I get asked “Where is the best place to stay in downtown Cincinnati?”  I can answer that question. Since I host food and culture sightseeing tours downtown several days a week and I happen to live downtown, I’m very familiar with the newest hotels and the old favorites. By…

The Complete Guide to Cincinnati Travel

“The Queen City of the West” is the perfect destination for your next vacation. Cincinnati has something for everyone!  From the banks of the Ohio River to the oldest urban market in Ohio, you won’t be bored in Cincinnati.  Visit Cincinnati USA for a comprehensive list of all the things to see and do on…