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Hello Honey, Bellevue Farmers Market, Restaurant Week

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Maybe we’ve done enough for this summer, and it’s time to chillax. But then we’d miss out on the Farmers Markets, City Flea at the gorgeous new Washington Park and planning for September and the MidPoint Music Festival. This town is on a roll, people!  

Braunschweiger: The ’Wurst?

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
“Lost in the Supermarket” has been on hiatus for a few months. For the column, I mostly play the “food rube,” searching the aisles of average neighborhood grocery stores for “everyday” items that strike me (and maybe you) as “weird” or “gross.” I investigate the food item and taste it so you don’t have to.   

Django Western Taco (Review)

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For Chef David Bach, Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, Django Unchained, can’t come soon enough. The movie, which opens in December, pays homage to the same ’60s Spaghetti Western that had inspired Bach and a posse of established local culinary artists to open the new Northside restaurant, Django Western Taco.  

Mantra on the Hill (Review)

Mount Adams' new 'mantra'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
When David and Liz Cook of Daveed’s at 934 decided this year to try a new concept in Loveland, Daveed’s Next, the Mount Adams space Daveed’s had occupied at 934 Hatch St. was not vacant long. Mantra on the Hill opened in late May, lead by Chef Yajan Upadhyaya, originally chef/owner of Cumin in Hyde Park.  

Cool Cocktails for a Hot Summer

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Hot days mean cold beer, right? That’s what I used to think, too. Nowadays, I like summer cocktails that are lighter, more creative and tastier than the old standby. Sure, they’re not as easy as opening a frosty bottle, but they don’t have to be a major Tiki-type production either.  

Wunderbar (Profile)

Some kind of wunderful

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 10, 2012
When stepping foot inside Wunderbar, the new German-themed Covington restaurant and watering hole, be prepared for the Wurst. Their German sausages are the cornerstone for the four-month-old eatery: wholesome, authentic and in most cases house-made, freshly ground from locally sourced meats and free of fillers.  

Crave (Review)

New Banks eatery has something for everyone

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Crave offers everything from sushi to steaks and ribs to seafood and even pizza. To do all these things well, you’d think they would need a decked-out kitchen, a fully staffed sushi bar and a dedicated pizza oven — maybe even wood-burning. Check, check and check.   

World Choir Games Dinner Deals

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The hills — around here, anyway — are alive with the sound of music! Everyone is singing this week in honor of the World Choir Games, which, you’ve got to admit, have actually become the Very Cool Thing that our civic leaders were predicting. It’s nice to see the city filled with people, arriving from all over the globe, enjoying Cincinnati and all it has to offer. I suspect that a choir, like an army, travels on its stomach. These singers are going to need sustenance! Snacks! Skyline!   

WhackBurger (Review)

Unique Ingredients, Comic Books Inspire New Burger Joint

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 26, 2012
What do ground beef, onomatopoeia and a slew of fresh ingredients have in common? Well, nothing, really, unless you’re at the new gourmet burger restaurant WhackBurger in Covington. The small restaurant has been open for about a month now, serving big, juicy burgers with creative toppings right across the street from Madison Theater.  

Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria (Review)

Strong's fire-breathing oven offers Italian delights

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Do not be fooled by the quaint brick building and steep steps that sit back off the street as you drive toward Newport on the Levee on Monmouth Street; Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria is not just another pizza joint.  

Mayberry (Review)

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Chef Josh Campbell knows something about spinning plates. Over a three-year span, he manned the World Food Bar at Findlay Market, opened Mayberry’s original location on Vine Street, tried his hand at a small grocery on Seventh Street and experimented with a flatbread concept in The Skinny Pig. All but Mayberry are now footnotes in Cincinnati’s culinary past.  

June Dining, Brought To You By The Letter ‘W’

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With CityBeat’s Dining Guide hot off the presses, you’d think there’d be nothing new to report on the local eating front, but you’d be wrong. The food scene just keeps booming, and you need a scorecard to know the players. Here’s some news, and an important June-time reminder.  

Wright On a Roll

Best new chef in the Midwest dicusses his food, the local dining scene and the future

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
Chef Daniel Wright, who owns Senate with his wife, Lana, is Food & Wine’s People’s Choice for the Best New Chef in the Midwest. He has two hit restaurants in the hottest neighborhood in town. He is days away from becoming the father of twins. His mojo is working overtime.  

Eat Well, Cincinnati

Creative fates to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
If you live in Cincinnati and you have out-of-town guests, you’re going to want to take them (or they’ll want to be taken) to some rather famous Cincinnati establishments. Jean-Robert’s Table, Skyline, and Graeter’s all have national cache, and with good reason. But how about you surprise your guests (and maybe yourself?) with something a little different?  

Keep on Truckin'

Cincinnati food trucks offer creative cuisine on the go

1 Comment · Thursday, May 31, 2012
In 2010, the City of Cincinnati approved a pilot program that allowed up to 25 mobile food vendors to operate in three designated public zones: Sawyer Point, Court Street Market and at Fifth and Race streets. Since then, 11 vendors have signed up for the permits that allow them to operate within the city.