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1824 Elm Street next to Historic Findlay Market
Cincinnati, OH

Who's Talking

Artichoke in the Press

We have been fortunate to have some very nice national and local press coverage since our opening in April 2016.



Gourmet Insider asks us to "walk the show" at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Watch the video of Brad and Karen as we show Gourmet Insider three of our favorite product lines at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. Walk along with us as we meet with Chris Boyd of Finex Cast Iron Cookware, then move on to Damian Dodane of Cristel, whose father invented the patented removeable handle system. We wrap up by talking with Pierre Talliandier of T-B knives to discuss their Furtif Evercut knives.

 Gourmet Insider Walk the Show 2018 video


Cincinnati Magazine names Artichoke to their "Best of the City" list for our classes.

The November 2017 issue of Cincinnati Magazine features their "Best of the City" lists, and names Artichoke for our cooking classes in the best of "City Life" section.

Come join us for a class see why!

And check out the rest of the "Best" here.

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Gourmet Insider features us on the cover of their September/October issue.

What a thrill to be featured on the cover of this national journal. Gourmet Insider "is for and about gourmet store operators who want to succeed, offering them tips, strategies and success stories from the people who know best - store operators themselves."  

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Food Network names us one of their top 10 Cookware Shops Coast to Coast

The Food Network named Artichoke to its list of "Where Cooks Shop: 10 Great Cookware Shops from Coast to Coast." Wow. What amazing recognition for us after being open only since April! Read more at The Food Network  

 Food Network article



Gourmet Insider recognizes Artichoke

Gourmet Insider has featured Artichoke on its website numerous times, and also through Facebook and Twitter. In addition to reporting on our opening and our selection by Food Network as one of the top 10 cookware stores nationally, in June they reported on the launch of our cooking classes.




HomeWorld Business names The Players

The August 15, 2016 edition of Homeworld Business included Brad and Karen in the 11th Annual “Players,” people to watch in housewares during the next 12 months. Selected by HomeWorld Business editors, the Players represent a cross section of a diverse housewares business— from established to newly installed company leaders; from large to small operations, from big-box to specialty retailers; from trade show managers to celebrity endorsers. 

 Homeworld Business The Players



Cincinnati Business Courier

The Cincinnati Business Courier has also featured Artichoke's recognition by The Food Network. See their report here.





Soapbox also featured us with an article highlighting our recognition by The Food Network: "The Food Network website is featuring Artichoke among the 10 great cookware shops in the U.S. in a listicle titled 'Where Cooks Shop.' The Over-the-Rhine store opened a few months ago just north of Findlay Market on Elm Street.

"Andrea Strong highlights 'finds for your kitchen at these cook-approved spots around the country,' which include independently-owned shops in Brooklyn, Chicago and Philadelphia in addition to Artichoke."


Awards and Accolades

Artichoke awarded HTI Buying Group "Best in Merchandising" (3/21/18)

HTI Buying Group, and national buying group for independent gourmet stores, named Artichoke "Best in Merchandising". Read more...

Artichoke receives award from Cincinnati Preservation Association (12/7/17)

Cincinnati Preservation Foundation, at their Annual Meeting and Awards, recognizes the rehabilitation of 1824 Elm Street by Brad and Karen Hughes. Read more...

Karen and Brad Hughes honored with Second Act Award from Cincinnati Business Courier (9/30/17)

Karen and Brad Hughes of Artichoke were honored by the Cincinnati Business Courier with their 2017 “Second Act Award ” for retail business. Read more...

We are honored to be named to HomeWorld Business "Impact Merchants" for 2017 (7/25/17)

Karen and Brad Hughes of Artichoke were named one of 21 “Impact Merchants” nationally in the July 17 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year. HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® is the leading business-to-business... Read more...

Artichoke receives 2017 OTR MADE AWARD (3/15/17)

Artichoke receives 2017 OTR MADE AWARD For Property Development of the Year. Read more...

Artichoke and Terry Boling, Architect, receive recognition from the Cincinnati Design Awards (11/21/16)

Artichoke received a Merit Award from the 2016 Cincinnati Design Awards! The Cincinnati Design Awards (CDA) program recognizes the best built-environment design produced by Cincinnati area creative firms and promotes the social and economic value of good design in our community, selected by a distinguished nationwide jury of design thought leaders... Read more...

Artichoke Awarded OTR Chamber of Commerce "Business First Grant" (9/7/16)

Artichoke was thrilled to be a recipient of the OTR Chamber of Commerce Business First Grant. Read more...