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Celebrate Local Flavors and Sounds at Taste of OTR

On Saturday, July 26th, Taste of OTR returns to Cincinnati's Washington Park.

The Taste of OTR highlights the cuisine, culture and music of one of Cincinnati's most colorful neighborhoods. It celebrates the cultural renaissance going on in the area while also recognizing that there is still work to be done. Taste also benefits Tender Mercies, a local organization that works to provide housing solutions for homeless adults with mental illness.

Russell Winters, CEO of Tender Mercies informed me that Taste of OTR was the brainchild of a Tender Mercies staff person and proceeds from beverage sales at Taste benefit their mission.

Taste of OTR is a great way to come out and have a great time to support a great cause. - Russell Winters, CEO of Tender Mercies

Some food vendors at this year's Taste of OTR include:

  • Cincy by the Slice
  • Tom + Chee
  • Lucy Blue Pizza
  • Dojo Gelato
  • MOTR Pub
  • Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant
  • Panino
  • Empanadas Aqui
  • Taste of Belgium
  • Eli's BBQ
  • streetpops
  • Sweet Petit Desserts
  • Kaze
  • Boba Cha
  • Revolution Rotisserie

Live local music will also be provided by:

  • Hayden Kaye
  • Marmalade Brigade
  • The Cliftones
  • The Ridges
  • The Whiskey Gentry
  • Pinstripes
  • Magnolia Sons
  • Sonny Knight & The Lakers

The 2nd Annual Taste of OTR runs from 11am to 11pm at Washington Park.  More information about the event can be found at tasteofotr.com and on Facebook.

"Hey Girl" by Sonny Knight and The Lakers recorded live at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN (September 04, 2013)

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.