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Farming in a Strip Mall

Fish waste begets fresh produce at Greener Portions Aquaponics’ suburban hydro farm

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Conjure up the image of a basic, non-descript suburban strip mall in your head and you’ll likely see the typical suspects: a dollar store, a pharmacy and a copy shop. It’s certainly not the most bucolic of settings, which is normally where you would expect to find a farm, lush with bright-green produce.  

Oktoberfest Already?

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Pumpkin beers from MadTree (The Great PumpCan) and Oktoberfest beers from Tap & Screw (Schraube) and Rhinegeist (Franz) have already made their way to the market, unseasonably early. Just around the corner are several Oktoberfests, though, and late-summer outdoor beer fests to look forward to.
  

Preserving the Harvest

Food preservation expert Cathy Barrow on the hows and whys of home preserving

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
You can’t hit a farmers market this time of year without being overwhelmed by the sight of beautiful locally grown tomatoes, not to mention countless other varieties of produce. But there are only so many meals in a summer day, right?  

Eats Recently Reviewed

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Check out recent reviews on Calle Cantina, Fika Hus and Picnic and Pantry.
  

Sewing the Seeds of Son & Soil

Owners of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar launch new healthy takeout in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Most chefs dream of owning and operating their own restaurant. In the case of Stephen Williams, chef and owner of Covington’s Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, and his wife Jessica, it was a desire to feed themselves that prompted the idea for the soon-to-open Son & Soil.
  

Urban Confection

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Located on Elm Street just across from Findlay’s main entrance, OTR Candy Bar is owned and operated by friends Mike Petzelt, Stephanie Recht, Pat Muck and his father, Jim Muck. 
  

Calle Cantina (Review)

Local eateries Sprout and Mazunte partner to open Mexico City-inspired Calle Cantina

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Unless you’ve traveled to Mexico, especially Mexico City, you probably don’t know what true antojitos (street food) tastes like, because a lot of so-called authentic Mexican dishes north of the border have been Americanized.  

Dirt: A Modern Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Farmers markets are always the best place to shop for the freshest local produce, meats, dairy, flowers and goods in general, and Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market — Ohio’s oldest surviving municipal market house — is certainly one of the finest.  

What’s the Hops?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Things move fast in the Queen City, and summertime means a raft of new beers flooding the market, both locally and regionally. As they say, when it rains it pours … beer.
  

Growing — and Learning — Green

OTR’s Rothenberg Preparatory Academy’s Rooftop Garden School Program teaches students about responsibility and sustainability

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you drive north on East Liberty in Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.
  

Summer Cocktails in the City

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Summertime and the drinkin’ is easy. All around town, bars and restaurants have lightened up their cocktail offerings to fit the season. 
  

Fika Hus (Review)

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 
  

Elevating Cold Coffee

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Remember last summer when everybody was drinking cold-brew coffee (including us)? Well, cold brew is now considered somewhat passé.   

Bottomless Brunch (Feature)

Where to get your unlimited boozy brunch fix

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Liquid brunches aren’t anything new, but lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing throughout the city.
  

Picnic and Pantry (Feature)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout items.