Riders steep in a fairy-tale atmosphere as they ogle historical 19th-century byways from Elegant Carriage's exquisite horse-drawn carriages. Couples climb aboard an open-air carriage to pose for a picture, putting on their best kissy faces to yield a print ideal for placing in a scrapbook or mailing to an old driving-school flame. Then, dapper equestrian enthusiasts maneuver through the streets of MainStrasse Village as charges gaze at the Old-World décor of the restored German neighborhood. Sleekly groomed steeds clip and clop along cobblestone walkways as they move along the route, which is carefully guided to ensure maximum safety and sightseeing surprises. As patrons canoodle in the carriage and sip on champagne brought from home, they clutch a single rose that symbolizes everlasting love and pick from a box of Godiva chocolates, which represents Cupid's hatred of gummy worms.
Step-N-Out Dance Studio brings together a talented and diverse group of independent instructors—each expert in their own mix of dance styles. The team of enthusiastic dance professionals, lead private lessons, group classes, and workshops on three separate, mirror-lined dance floors. Together, they can teach everything from the classic ballroom and Latin dances to the fitness-focused belly dancing, Zumba, and trophy-lifting classes. Classes are foundational with a focus on movement, direction, and basic concepts of partner dancing. From getting one's start in Latin dance with salsa and bachata to basic ballroom, classes have a specific focus on teaching novice dancers steps, timing, and connection to build confidence on the dance floor and, in some cases, prepare students for more advanced training.
On multiple occasions, Riverside Korean Restaurant has appeared on Cincinnati Magazine’s My 10 Picks feature, a list of recommended restaurants selected by guest writers. The writers often recommend the eatery’s time-tested Korean dishes, which include bibimbap and pan-fried dumplings, but the kitchen also fills with aromas that hint at more adventurous fare. Pork belly crisps nicely on the outside while remaining tender beneath a layer of kimchi and shrimp sauce. Raw flank steak soaks up the flavors of egg yolks, pine nuts, and korean pear, a crisp fruit with the deep gold hue of an alchemist’s Camaro.
Executive chef Otis Myer and his team prepare Cajun and American cuisine until midnight each night at Behle Street Cafe, a vibrant spot that pairs sumptuous food and drinks with live music. Choose from specialties such as shepherd's pie or the Steak Shawn—a tender filet mignon topped with gorgonzola cheese, grilled tiger shrimp, and a balsamic reduction sauce—or opt for lighter dishes such as whole-wheat capellini pasta. Sundays bring brunch classics such as belgian waffles, eggs benedict with marinated steak, and bloody marys spiced with white pepper, dill pickle and olive juice, and other seasonings.
Homemade meatballs, ham smothered in sweet-barbecue sauce, and melted cheeses cover pizza crusts and fill the space inside hoagie rolls at Fatty Patty’s Pizza, named one of Cincinnati's 50 Best Pizza Places of 2012 by Cincinnati Magazine. Diners can build their own pies from the ground up or place their trust in Fatty Patty's capable hands by ordering pizzas off the menu, such as the pizza bianca topped with fresh garlic, ricotta cheese, and tomatoes or the buffalo-chicken pizza with hot sauce, jalapeños, and grilled chicken. The kitchen stays open until 3 a.m. on weekends, and a staff of delivery drivers is on hand for whenever people get a craving for steak or chicken hoagies at home or while stuck in line at the DMV.