Le Bar a Boeuf (Review)

New French neo-bistro Le Bar a Boeuf offers many reasons to return

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I had never tried any of the restaurants in The Edgecliff private residences high-rise on the border of Eden Park in East Walnut Hills, but when our city’s most beloved restaurateur, Jean-Robert de Cavel, announced he would be revamping and reopening the space as Le Bar a Boeuf, I knew that would change.   

Ring in Spring with Fresh Produce

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lord Alfred Tennyson famously said, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But for chefs, springtime means a return to fresh, locally cultivated produce.  

Lift One to Life

Braxton Brewing Company’s ambitious vision comes to life in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The family-owned and -operated Braxton Brewing Company held its grand opening on March 27, and invited the community into the 11,000-square-foot space, which features a brewhouse and taproom.   

Cheese Heads

From ricotta to mozzarella, local chefs are stepping up their cheese game

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Artisanal cheesemaking, just like everything else craft, is making a comeback in Cincinnati.   

Family Style with Otto's Paul Weckman

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Chef Paul Weckman exudes an effortless attitude in work and life, as evidenced by his response to a recent hiccup in the mushroom order at Otto’s in Covington, which came in a little light.   

Son of a Preacher Man (Review)

Son of a Preacher Man delivers in the chicken department despite some kinks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
What passes for “good” fried chicken in this town always baffles me.  

New Café Opens Inside Library’s Main Branch

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Today, the terms library and café are as synonymous as wireless and Internet or smart and phone.  

Tiger Dumpling Co. (Review)

Tiger Dumpling Co. finds its perfect niche along Calhoun Street in Clifton Heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tiger Dumpling Co. is the kind of place we all wish we’d had on our own college campuses.  

Strange Brew

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
In 2015, it seems that opening a craft brewery is the newest American dream.  

The Gruff (Review)

New restaurant/deli/market complements Covington’s culinary and cultural scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cincinnati’s dining scene has garnered quite a bit of national attention in the past couple of years, but when critics discuss our city’s burgeoning gastro-tourism, they tend to exclude nearby Covington.  

Get Your Grape On

Cincinnati International Wine Festival celebrates 25 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
In 1991, a group of wine lovers, including founder Russ Wiles, partnered with public radio station WGUC to create the Cincinnati International Wine Festival, an event aimed at raising money for the public radio system and to promote wine culture in Cincinnati.   

Asian Fusian Barbecue with Tobias Harris

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tobias Harris spent 23 years designing other peoples’ restaurants before he designed his own.

J Bar Pizzeria (Review)

J Bar Pizzeria in Hyde Park stands out from the pack with fantastic sides and salads

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Luckily, J Bar Pizzeria, newly opened on Hyde Park Square, is dishing out not only interesting pizzas but also a nice array of appetizers, sandwiches and salads.  

Lachey's (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
When a celebrity opens a restaurant, customers likely fall into two camps: those who only go there for the celeb brand, or those who actually enjoy the food, drink and ambiance of a place that happens to be helmed by a famous person.  

Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ (Review)

Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ presents a meaty mash-up for the masses

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There once was a time in Cincinnati’s storied barbecue history when Montgomery Inn was regarded as the pinnacle of divine meatiness, or so our generation is told repeatedly by our grandparents.