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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.  

Where to Eat 2012

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Where to Eat 2012 list offers 130-plus great restaurants in Greater Cincinnati by style, ambiance, flair and historical significance. Dig in.
  

Shake It Up: 2012 Dining Guide

Cincinnati’s wide variety of culinary delights is deserving of exploration

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sometimes, you’ve got to shake it up. You’ve got to let go of the sure thing and explore something new or you’ll never broaden your experiences. So make your New Dining Year Resolution now. Embrace change. There’s no reward without a risk, so shake up your routine and go eat!   

Craft Popsicle Maker Sets Up Shop in OTR

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Streetpops mixes modern design with vintage style, selling gourmet popsicles made from scratch, using the freshest ingredients possible. Owner Sara Bornick recently expanded business from box-cart vendor to full storefront to accommodate her booming business.  

Taj India: Anything But Typical

3 Comments · Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Indian cuisine has become my latest version of a Chinese takeout meal. It’s spicy, easy to share and something I’d never try to make myself. Taj India is my latest find for this new addiction, but I’m glad my friend and I decided to dine in recently. Otherwise we wouldn’t have experienced one of Taj India’s strong points: its excellent, friendly service.