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Hellapalooza at The Southgate House Revival.

  Thank you to everyone who came out to Hellapalooza at The Southgate House Revival and who took the time to stop by the Tonic Tours table. It was an unforgettable night for sure. Switchblade Syndicate rocked hard, opening the night with a cover of Hells Bells and playing several more times over the...

Ignite Cincinnati #9

  Sometimes you have to go looking for cool things in Cincinnati and sometimes you just get lucky and a friend drags you to one. The later is what happened to me last night. A friend of a friend was speaking at Ignite Cincinnati #9 and she bribed me with drink tickets if I would go with her. As we...

Savor the Season at Gorman Farms

I just wanted to say to everyone who stopped by the Tonic Tours table at Savor the Season. Gorman Farm is a beautiful place and it was a wonderful way to spend the day. I especially enjoyed setting up next to the lovely interns from Turner Farm and getting to try some new herbs I’d never heard of...

Kickstarter and Creativity

This week on Episode 71, Charlie and I will discuss the ways that comic creators and other creative types are using Kickstarter to fund their projects and make a living. You can hear our thoughts on the subject on Wednesday but in the mean time here are a few of the projects we mentioned and one of them is...

Dutch’s Bar, Bottle Shop, & Larder

  After hearing many good things about Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop from both our beer friends and from our foodie friends, Charlie and I decided to finally stop by for dinner and a beer last Friday night. It was quite an experience and took some getting used to but in the end I was so impressed...

Kink and Cream: Kinky Liqueur Cocktail

  In honor of Episode 69, Charlie and I decided to do an all-sexy themed show. The bulk of the show will be a discourse intercourse featuring the naughty comics I found at S.P.A.C.E. followed by the panel I did at last year’s Steampunk Empire Symposium on Victorian Erotica (with readings by...

Slow Food Happy Hour at Maribelle’s

Last night Charlie and I had a great night. And by that I mean of course that we spent time somewhere with good food, excellent drinks, and lovely individuals. Slow Food Cincinnati hosted a happy hour at Maribelle’s Eat + Drink in Oakley for its members and supporters. Sharon from Eggplant to Go was...

The Seeker Wines: Better Red than Dead

Those of you who know The Charlie Tonic Hour know that we know our way around booze and we know our way around steampunks. So it is fitting that we first discovered The Seeker Wines through the steampunk world. Our friend and college Professor Charles Duncan is a representative for Seeker Wines and he also...

Yard House on the Banks

Sometimes life just smiles on you. Friday night I was very pleased to be able to attend the preview party for the new Yard House restaurant here in Cincinnati. The Banks have really started to come alive and after enjoying an evening there with friends I can say that this restaurant is a great addition to...

Honey Buzz

On this week’s episode of Bottoms Up, Charlie and I reviewed Domaine De Canton, a wonderful ginger liqueur from France. This is a very high quality liqueur that makes a wonderful bottle for both professional and amateur mixologists. It has a very clean flavor, lightly sweet and with a really wonderful...

Country Boy Brewing

Cincinnati is not the only city in our neck of the woods to be seeing a profuse blossoming of craft brewers. Lexington, Kentucky is becoming a beer town in bourbon country and at a pleasant 90 minute drive away and it is well worth the trip for a beer lover. So if you have exhausted the independent brewers...

Azur Restaurant & Patio

On Episode 63 of The Charlie Tonic Hour, Charlie and I spent a good deal of time raving about a hamburger that is just possibly the best one we’ve ever had. In fact it led to a discussion of flavors, social class, and life experiences that led us far beyond a quick review of a restaurant and it was...

Why I Hate Hating Hipsters

If you listened to Episode 62 you would hear Charlie and I discussing the currently oh so common pastime of hating hipsters and how annoying I find it. Blogs, books, t-shirts, and even Che Guevara all proclaim their deep and abiding hatred of hipsters. But what exactly is a hipster? Hipsters seem to be the...

Best Drink of the Night: Smoked Elderflower

Last night Charlie and I tore through Over the Rhine here in Cincinnati in an attempt to try every drink in the area that was featured for Yelp Drinks 2013. We made it to five bars in 90 minutes before giving up and going home, so we only missed Lavomatic. I consider it something of an achievement that we...

Cincy Beerfest and 5B Blogging Conference

Charlie and I had a great time this weekend at the Cincy Beerfest and 5B Blogging Conference hosted by Hoperatives. We learned a lot, drank a lot, and laughed a lot so that makes for about a perfect weekend in my book. You will hear more about the conference and the beer, including a Bottom’s Up...
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