CityBeat is resurrecting our popular "Look Who's Eating" column, where we ask local chefs and food industry insiders where they've been dining and what is exciting them about Cincinnati's current culinary culture. This month, we talk to Ryan Santos.
Doscher’s Candies has been a Cincinnati staple for more
than a century. Yet there are still locals who aren’t aware that the
company, founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, is the maker of French Chew,
the popular taffy that generations of candy lovers grew up purchasing at
drug stores, swim clubs and mom-and-pop joints across the region.
Dayton, Ohio’s Fifth Street Brewpub co-op served its own
beers to patrons for the first time on July 16. While the doors to the
brewery, taproom and restaurant opened last year — and beer from other
brewers has been pouring from their taps ever since — the brewery just
received all of the necessary legal approval to be able to serve beer
brewed on premises at 1600 E. Fifth St.
Four historic Cincinnati eateries that were in operation before Prohibition (1920) — Arnold’s Bar & Grill, Campanello’s, Scotti’s and The Washington Platform — have teamed up to host a progressive downtown dinner.
Thanks to a nobly health-food-conscious
mother, growing up I was never allowed to wake up and eat a bowl of the
alluring, overly sugared cereal that I would marvel over at the grocery
store — packaged in boxes adorned with cartoon characters and often
Chances are if you’re a local Cincinnatian, you’ve experienced outdoor dining on the Ohio River at some point — probably downtown at The Banks or a spot just across the river, like Newport on the Levee. But you might not know that just about 20 minutes west, down Route 50, you can find some of the best riverfront dining the city has to offer.
Ohio chain City Barbeque — with local locations in Blue Ash, Eastgate, West Chester, Florence, Ky., and Highland Heights, Ky. — has been selected as one of the top 18 best barbecue restaurants in America by Men's Journal.