CityBeat: What’s the last great meal you ate and where did you eat it?
John Clark: I always love Riverside Korean in Covington and Sitwell’s in Clifton.
But the last great meal I had out was at a Chicago Mexican restaurant. I love their chile rellenos. I have to say, though, the last great meal I had was in my own kitchen. We pan-fried a filet of ruby trout with ginger and grilled some fresh asparagus from my store.
CB: Speaking of your store, how did Lucky John come to be? What’s the philosophy?
JC: I am a member of the slow foods movement and I believe that everyone has a right to eat fresh food at a reasonable price. I also believe in food education and I like teaching my customers about the right things to eat. I work with local farmers to get the freshest produce possible so families can eat well here or cook in their own homes. I like what Jamie Oliver said: “If the ingredients read like a science experiment, don’t eat it!”
LUCKY JOHN'S SLOW MARKET, 2550 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills, 513-979-4829