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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.
  

Buona Terra (Profile)

New shop in Mount Lookout Square serves the best of European-style street food

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Buona Terra, the good land — the land of gelato, sorbettos and crepes — opened in Mount Lookout just in time for the sweltering days of summer.
  

Fast Food, Slow

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Except perhaps in remote rural neighborhoods, fast food restaurants are like gas stations — they are everywhere. Wherever you are right now, there is more likely than not a McDonald’s, Wendy’s or other such restaurant within a short walk or drive.
  

Seasons 52 (Review)

Seasons 52 delivers on taste without dropping the calorie bomb

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
If you eat at Seasons 52, you get delicious food from a menu where nothing is more than 475 calories. Portions are reasonable, oils are carefully controlled and the result is nothing short of astounding.  

Rhinegeist Taps Into Cincy's Brewing Past

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Rhinegeist head brewer Jim Matt had to order new pint glasses just a week after the opening of Over-the-Rhine’s newest craft brewery. “People liked them so much that the first 1,500 walked out the door,” Matt says, noting that all eight kegs they sold at nearby Neons were gone by 9 p.m. opening night.
  

Base Camp Café (Profile)

Base Camp Café at the Cincinnati Zoo educates the masses on its award-winning green initiatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Millions of people visit the Cincinnati Zoo every year to see lions, tigers and bears, but now they can further their environmental education through Base Camp Café, which recently was anointed the title of greenest restaurant in the entire U.S.  

Main Bite (Review)

Main Bite serves up seasonal dishes and craft cocktails in MainStrasse

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The newly opened Main Bite in MainStrasse creates delicious, seasonal fare with crafty culinary cocktails to go with each bite of your meal.
  

A Tavola Expands, Eli's at Neons and Other Dining News

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
One of Over-the-Rhine’s most popular destinations, A Tavola (1220 Vine St.), is opening a second location in Madeira. The new shop, at 7022 Miami Road, will open in December. I think it’s great that the center of the city has so much goodness going on that we can export it to the ’burbs.
  

Pura Vida PopUP Taqueria (Profile)

Jose Navales keeps it simple at Findlay Market's new culturally inspired pop-up taqueria

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If passion has a flavor, Jose Navales cooks some damn tasty food. Navales has the fervor that comes with being a convert — someone who has seen the light. He used to work for a restaurant supplier...Now, he’s authentic to the bone.
  

Around the World in Eight Items or Less: Sweets

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The “International Aisles” at chain supermarkets have evolved greatly over the past couple of decades. Though they probably vary depending on what part of the country you’re in, most I’ve seen play up the “international” flavor of the designated aisle with national flags and foods categorized by country.