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Tickle Pickle (Review)

Northside’s Tickle Pickle walk-up window serves Rock-themed burgers and shakes

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Back-alley, Earth-conscious, locally sourced Rock & Roll burgers are exactly the kind of thing one would expect to find in Northside. When driving down Hamilton Avenue on a recent Tuesday afternoon, I decided to try Tickle Pickle, which happens to serve just that.
  

Winter Warmers and Belgian Brews

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Starting next month, winter ales will hit the market, including MadTree’s popular Thundersnow. But before we all huddle inside for the long cold ahead, there are still more fun fall activities to be had.
  

From Homeless to Hopeful

Local nonprofit helps incubate Nyah Higgins’ Jamaican-American-inspired vegan foods

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
When you’re homeless, it can be difficult enough to know where your next meal will come from, let alone to consider starting your own business.  

Kubrick and Cocktails

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
When Pleasant Ridge’s The Shining-themed Overlook Lodge opens on Halloween, don’t expect pools of blood pouring out of elevators; instead, expect simple craft cocktails in a no-frills lodge setting.
  

Forno Osteria Bar (Review)

Forno Osteria + Bar transports diners to Italy without the airplane

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Forno Osteria + Bar is exactly what the East Side needs. The chain restaurants around the Rookwood shopping centers and the mostly ethnic spots clustering near Hyde Park Square are fine as far as they go, but Forno represents something more elevated.  

Dojo Gelato Expands into Northside

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Since 2009, Dojo Gelato has exclusively operated out of just 220 square feet of space in a corner of Findlay Market’s market house. But come spring of 2016, they will have expanded their production into a second, 1,000-square-foot building in Northside.  

Frida 602 (Review)

New MainStrasse taqueria serves superior mezcal and tequila with quality antojitos

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
In August, mezcal bar and taqueria Frida 602 opened in Covington’s MainStrasse neighborhood. Owners Paul Weckman and his wife Emily Wolff, who also run Otto’s down the street, wanted Frida to be a hub for the growing village. So far they’ve succeeded — the locals have been coming out in droves.
  

New Fall Brews

Local breweries embrace autumn with pumpkin ales and hard ciders

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
It’s officially fall, so prepare for ciders, more pumpkin beers and hopefully some seasonals that have nothing to do with autumn from your favorite local breweries. (Thankfully, no Christmas beers yet.) And despite the weather shifting, beer festivals keep chugging away.  

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.