Northside Yacht Club (Review)

Northside Yacht Club does nautical cocktails and satisfying bar food with a creative twist

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The best thing about the new Northside Yacht Club has to be the quality of the drinks. Owners Jon Weiner and Stuart MacKenzie, along with other staffers, have worked with our city’s Queen of Cocktails, Molly Wellmann, and it shows.  

It’s Apple Season: Bake Something

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
There are a couple of distinct signs that autumn has hit the Tristate: Leaves begin to fall, pumpkin spice flavor is everywhere and the cooler temperatures force hipsters to start breaking out the flannel. But the most welcome and certainly the most delicious harbingers of fall are the myriad festivals featuring our favorite recurrent foods of the season, especially the most American fruit of all: the apple.  

Mita's (Review)

Jose Salazar’s new restaurant plays off Colombian tradition with welcoming flavors

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
When Jose Salazar talks about his grandmother’s kitchen in Medellin, Colombia, he doesn’t talk about a specific food. His memories are of wooden carts going by in the street, loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables.  

Expert Advice for Making Your Own Baby Food

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that breast milk or formula should be your child’s only source of nutrition for the first six months of life. But before you know it, tiny, curious fingers come reaching across the table, and it’s either time to ante up part of your burger or introduce Junior to solid food.

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic 2.0

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Last year, Donna Covrett, former Cincinnati Magazine dining editor, and Courtney Tsitouris, a food writer, designer and producer, launched the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, a three-day event designed to, as they say, “capture the energy and enthusiasm of the Midwest’s dynamic food and beverage scene.”   

Craft Spirits in Saint Bernard

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
On a recent Saturday, my boyfriend Brian and I headed to Woodstone Creek — I love a glass of a good red wine and he’s always willing to sip straight whiskey, so it was the perfect place for us to sample a selection of both.  

A Fryed Idea

Local entrepreneur preps her french fry-only walk-up window

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Over-the-Rhine currently houses a late-night walk-up taco window in the form of Gomez Salsa (now open daily for lunch and Sunday brunch) and a couple spots for late-night pizza, but what if it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving a different type of food from a window? Soon, OTR — and Cincinnati — will get its first walk-up french fry window, Fryed, from entrepreneur Lindsey Metz.

The Swami of Ludlow, Kentucky

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The first thing you notice when walking into Second Sight Spirits artisan distillery in Ludlow, Kentucky is the smell: rum. Like two renegade pirates, founders Rick Couch and Carus Waggoner have staked their claim in this little town since their grand opening in April.

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?  

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.