Taste of the Town Tour or Cincinnati's Bell Streetcar Food Tour
Along the Flavors of the Queen City tour, you will have the opportunity to sample the cuisine and local delicacies of 6, sometimes 7, different restaurants. Learn more about some of the restaurants located along the tour, such as the variety of food and the distinct atmosphere of each destination.
Huit is one of the new restaurants on the Flavors food tour. Huit means "eight" in French. In most Asian cultures, eight is the symbol of infinity, a sign of perfection. Their name is inspired by a love affair with the thoughtful preparation of food and drinks and how they are served. Their signature is spice blends with quality meats and vegetables, carefully crafted and presented in a casual and fun way.
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Via Vite is a contemporary Italian bistro located in Fountain Square offering a creative twist on classic Italian dishes. They also offer exclusive gelato flavors made by Madisono's at Findlay Market. The two-level outdoor terrace overlooking the square is a perfect spot to truly take in the sights, sounds, and the flavors of the Queen City.
Open since 1956, Hathaway's Diner has been serving Cincinnatians breakfast and lunch for over 65 years. This classic diner features all the accents of a mid-century eatery: black and white checkered tile, long-winding counter tops, and waitresses in '50s-style dresses with their hair piled in a beehive. Located Downtown in the Carew Tower Arcade, one can find Hathaway's near the Race St. entrance.
Graeter's was started in 1870 by a German immigrant and is now operated by a fourth generation of the Graeter family. The secret of their delicious ice cream is the 5-gallon "French Pots" that gives the ice cream a high density with a low percentage of air. A pint a Graeter's ice cream weighs in at a pound compared to 8 ounces of other high-quality ice cream brands.
Venice on Vine is the only nonprofit restaurant in the Cincinnati area. Founded by Sr. Judy Tensin and Sr. Barbara Wheeler to provide training to inner city residents in the restaurant business. Each slice of pizza represents not only a good meal, but also faith reinvested in the neighborhood. They were awarded best pizza by Cincinnati Magazine.
Tom + Chee resonates back to a time when a hot bowl of soup and the dripping splendor of a grilled cheese sandwich could erase the cares of the world. What began in a Fountain Square tent is now a full-service restaurant. This restaurant features good-for-the-soul tomato soup, grilled cheese, and delicious variations on many of Mom's old favorites.
Avril’s has been a Cincinnati Staple since 1894. Avril’s is the last butcher shop on the edge of Over the Rhine operating in Cincinnati. They provide many restaurants, butcher shop, and food trucks with custom meats. With this reputation how could the sandwich shop be any different? Using 125 years old recipes, with over 50 different recipes for sausage and smoked meats, sandwiches made from scratch and Goetta Rubens that are to “die for” – Welcome to Avril’s sandwich shop.
We Olive are perfect for lovers of food and wine. Their mission is to give Cincinnati the most delicious olive oil and balsamic vinegars and too educate you about the olive oils that are best for you. You will be delighted by their fruity and outstanding olive oils and viscous balsamic. You will learn to roll the oil around your tongue, delight in their wonderful flavors, and get expert advice and guidance on food and wine pairing.