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New Fall Bakeries and Coffee Shops

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
There are four new and noteworthy places to fuel up this month, whether your fuel of choice is caffeine, sugar or joie de vivre. French Crust Café and Holtman’s Donuts are two much-anticipated newly opened Vine Street destinations downtown and are definitely worth a special trip.
  

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery EcOhio (Profile)

Green B.E.A.N. delivers local produce to private residences and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Having homegrown veggies and fruit delivered to your house seems like a luxury, but for 6,000 Cincinnatians/Northern Kentuckians, receiving a green bin filled with a mixture of both locally and nationally grown produce actually supports the community, reduces carbon footprints and advances environmental initiatives for future generations.
  

Fall Flavor Sensation: Pumpkin Pie

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
This year, building on a decade’s worth of word-of-mouth buzz (specifically in the past few years on social media), Starbucks has received an inordinate amount of attention and press all due t  

Mazunte Taqueria (Review)

Mazunte Taqueria brings authentic Oaxacan cuisine to Red Bank

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
At Mexico’s southern tip lie three small coastal fishing villages: San Agustinillo, La Ventanilla and Mazunte, whose combined population tops out at just more than a thousand. Thatched roof huts of dried palm overlook golden sandy beaches, frolicking sea turtles and stunning ocean views, luring eco-tourists who seek the last of the world’s pristine, undeveloped lands.  

Tipped Off

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Jay Porter is the founder of the now-defunct The Linkery, a farm-to-table restaurant in San Diego, and recent posts on his blog, jayporter.com, have caused a stir in the dining world. The posts were follow-ups to a New York Times article on The Linkery’s decision to be a tip-free restaurant with fixed service charges, divided among servers and kitchen staff, added to every check.  

Dinner In White

Cincinnati's clandestine pop-up picnic returns for a second year

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
If you come across thousands of people dressed head to toe in white Saturday evening, don’t be alarmed — it’s just Dîner en Blanc. François Pasquier founded the “dinner in white” picnic party in Paris 25 years ago as a means for him to reconnect with his friends. He made sure his picnicking guests wore white so they’d be able to spot each other.  

I Brake for Tacos

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
There are some great, hip taco joints in town, but sometimes I like to get my lomo on the down-low. Warning to drivers: Do not tailgate in the vicinity of taquerias. I have been known to spot salsa verde with my peripheral vision and slam on my brakes.  

Matthew Cranert (Profile)

Chef Matthew Cranert infuses his life of travels into menus at M and Cumin

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Matthew Cranert can’t sit still. He’s got a million menus in his head and he wants to write them all down. The new executive chef at Cumin, Cranert also holds the same position at sister restaurant M, both in Hyde Park. Between running two kitchens, he’s found his Zen in balancing the high-end dining at Cumin with M’s rustic eats.  

SwampWater Grill (Review)

SwampWater Grill brings authentic flavors from the bayou

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SwampWater Grill is located inside the same sprawling, shanty-like building that houses Riverside Centre Antique Mall. The restaurant is the brainchild of property owner Chris Ornella and partner Kirk Prest, who hails from Plaquemines Parish, La., just south of New Orleans.
  

Around the World in Eight Items (or Less): Cold Drinks

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In this installment of Around the World in Eight Items (or Less), an exploration of the “International Aisle” at your neighborhood grocery store, I set out to examine some cold, imported beverages from across the globe.
  

U Square (Profile)

U Square in Clifton offers new food and beverage concepts for everyone

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
U Square at the Loop — the $80 million, 80,000-square-foot entertainment and apartment complex adjacent to University of Cincinnati— has been slowly rolling out retail stores and restaurants since the spring.
  

Local Mixologist Makes Waves in Cocktail Culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Talking with Lindsay Laubenstein could drive you to drink — in a good way. Her enthusiasm for cocktail culture is contagious. Laubenstein, vice president of the Southern Ohio Bartenders’ Guild and currently behind the bar at Igby’s, recently developed the cocktail menu at Barrio Tequileria, and previously tended bar at Enoteca Emilia.
  

Red Roost Tavern at the Hyatt Regency (Review)

Downtown's farm-to-table restaurant Red Roost Tavern serves delightful locavore dishes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
After a $23 million hotel-wide renovation, the Hyatt Regency introduces their new restaurant, the farm-to-table Red Roost Tavern, which joins top-notch hotel eateries like The Palace, Orchids and Metropole in downtown fine dining. Red Roost’s philosophy is: “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”  

Porkopolis Takes Over NYC

Cincy chefs storm the Big Apple to cook pork at the legendary James Beard Foundation

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
When a group of elite chefs met last fall at Black Oak Holler Farm in the Appalachian forest of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., they couldn’t possibly imagine that their weekend of eating, drinking and forging new friendships would culminate in a pork-themed group dinner just 11 months later, on Aug. 8, at the legendary James Beard Foundation in New York City.   

Summer Food Favorites and Can’t-Miss Events

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
We’ve already passed the middle of summer? Someone put on the brakes! I’ve barely scratched the surface on my summer must-eats list.