Summer’s all about festival food. There
are MainStrasse fests with brats and metts and loads of church festivals
with chicken dinners and cake raffles. One of my favorite summer
treats, the Asian Food Fest, returns to The Banks this month.
The Dishcrawl sounds a lot like a speed
dating with restaurants. Over a three-hour period, spend just enough
time to become acquainted with multiple places and enjoy small courses
to get a representation of what they offer.
One of the rising stars of U.S.
supermarket aisles, particularly for the health conscious, is quinoa. If
you browse the health food racks, you’ve certainly seen an increase in
products that tout their quinoa content.
A “spring tonic” used to be a home remedy
that was supposed to cleanse your system. As grannies would say, it was
“good for what ails you.” This spring, I think I’ll take my tonic the
tasty way — with gin.
Now a month old, Wurst Bar in the Square fulfills its vision of a hip yet casual watering hole offering a well-rounded menu of inventive starters and soups, gourmet sausages, hamburgers and decadent desserts.
Incline Public House’s name derives from the actual
Cincinnati Incline that existed from the late 1800s to the 1940s, a
trolley system that took people to the apex of a steep hill where there
was a place called Price Hill House restaurant.
Why would Ed Hardy make mints? Because
these mints — King Dog Energy Mints — have a little extra party juice in
them. They are “intensely caffeinated”; five mints equal (according to
the packaging) a cup of coffee. (Having tried them, I can attest to
The latest addition to the growing
Over-the-Rhine dining landscape has been touted as a mix of wine bar and
Mediterranean tapas restaurant. Chef Tsvika Silberberg recently opened
Zula at 14th and Race streets...
Food trucks arrived in Cincinnati only
three years ago, but already a few are expanding into brick-and-mortar
locations. While some of these changes are in hopes of transitioning
into a fecund restaurant business, others are just trying to survive in a
competitive market in a city with limited spots to park and do