Deliveries are handled by bicycle -- riders wear bright yellow and black uniforms emblazoned with a beehive logo -- within the downtown area bordered by Liberty, Third, Race and I-75. Everything on the menu -- from Salmon Salad and Chicken & Dumplings to Peach, Strawberry, Grape & Walnut Crepes and Open-Face Welsh Rarebit -- is priced at $8, which includes delivery. This is owner BARBARA SLOAN's first venture into food preparation outside of her own kitchen, but we trust she's received lots of encouragement, based on the intriguing menu items. ... Some of us don't get into the angst of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner, but we like the results if someone else does the heavy lifting. How about having dinner at DAVEED'S in Mount Adams? Between 4-8 p.m. Nov. 28, they'll offer an eclectic menu including Capon Gallantine with sausage challah stuffing, Bourbon-Glazed Duck, Fresh Warren County turkey, or Pan Seared Venison Medallions with caraway spaetzle. Reservations are suggested: 513-721-2665. ... Perhaps you'd prefer a meal that didn't result from ending the lives of several fowls: EARTHSAVE CINCINNATI will have a Potluck Dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 2-6 p.m. at Heritage Unitarian Universalist Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Mount Washington. Those attending are urged to bring vegan dishes to share. Admission is free; donations are gladly accepted. Information: 513-929-2500. ... We've written about Cincinnatian NICK TOLBERT, aka "The Midnight Gourmet," previously in CityBeat (see Midnight Drive). His cooking show, which features Jazz and lots of smooth, cool attitude, has been on the cable channel BET Jazz for about a year. Now Tolbert, who trained at the Culinary Institute of America, is expanding his horizons with his own magazine, DeNovo Gourmet, which will be published eight times a year starting in February. Reports have it that Tolbert, who hosts his show wearing a tuxedo, will fill the magazine with stories about Jazz, travel and some of his own recipes. ... New places to check out: CUMIN, a new Indian restaurant, has opened where Manna Vegetarian used to hang out at 3514 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Owner Yajan Upadhyaya also owns restaurants in Connecticut and Manhattan. Phone: 513-871-8714. Another new choice for Indian cuisine, UDIPI CAFÉ, can be found at 7633 Reading Road, Roselawn. Udipi, which will offer a daily buffet, is completely vegetarian, emphasizing southern Indian cuisine. Udipi also has restaurants in Pittsburgh and Columbus. Phone: 513-821-2021. If you're further north (101 E. Main St., Mason), you might want to check out CHOKOLATE MOREL located in an old hotel in Mason. Thursday through Saturday evenings (5:30-11 p.m.) you can sample from a tapas menu and several full-sized entrees. The menu sounds quite eclectic, with Hispanic and Asian influences, based on the experience of chefs Dave Akalos (J's Seafood) and Pam Kennedy (a pastry chef). Phone: 513-754-1146. ... If you know of new restaurants in your neighborhood that would appeal to CityBeat readers, drop me an e-mail.
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