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Made with Chutzpah

Small-batch bakery Lil’s Bagels brings New York-style bagels to the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Now, people in Covington and Cincinnati can have their big-city weekend bagel fix. Currently, Lil’s sells bagel flavors like everything, onion, salt, chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin, plain and garlic.  

Southern Comfort

New Dayton, Ky. bistro Purple Poulet typifies Southern cuisine and hospitality

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
ll give you two guesses as to what prevalent color scheme immediately greets you at Dayton, Ky.’s newest Southern bistro, Purple Poulet, but you’ll only need one. 
  

Fried and Gone to Heaven

New French fry concept in Clifton Heights extols fries topped with everything

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Several years ago, I had an idea to open a tater tot eatery and call it Tater Tot Heaven. Well, Scott Nelowet beat me to the punch (sort of) with French Fry Heaven, which originally opened as a fry stand in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2011.    

Hot Gets Hotter

Nashville Hot capitalizes on the hot-chicken trend with a Southern-style menu and really spicy poultry

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
We’re on the cusp of a trend. And according to Zagat and Food Republic, it’s the “hottest” food trend of 2016 — Nashville-style hot chicken.   

Seeds of Change

Gaslight go-to La Poste morphs into Harvest Bistro & Wine Bar — and change is good

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
About a year ago, La Poste’s founding owner sold the business to Angela Willett, who morphed the restaurant into a farm-to-table concept.  

The Italian Way

A Tavola owners expand into Columbia Tusculum with a new by-the-slice pizza shop and delivery concept

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Taglio is meant to be an addendum to A Tavola’s expansive menu, but instead of Neapolitan pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, Taglio focuses on large slices of gas-fired New York-style pizza.  

The New Dinner-and-a-Movie Night

Eastgate Brew & View offers chef-prepared eats, boozy milkshakes and seat-side service

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Going to the movies is not what it used to be. What was once a fun and relatively affordable night out in comfortable surroundings has become a much bigger ordeal. Eastgate Brew & View hopes to change that.   

Hyde Park Hype

E+O Kitchen’s expansive brunch menu lives up to the restaurant’s run-don’t-walk reviews

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Google E+O Kitchen and you’ll get 99 posts, but a bad review ain’t one. Seriously.
  

Puerto-Cuban Street Eats

Mount Lookout Square’s new El Camino serves up good food and good vibes

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Housed in the 1,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by brunch favorite Annabel’s, the restaurant is bright and cozy, with chalkboard menus and a casual atmosphere.  

Gone Phishing

Wyoming's Tela bar + kitchen pays homage to Jam bands, wine and high-level pub grub

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Having recently discovered Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale, I was intrigued to learn that one of the owners of nearby Tēla bar + kitchen, L. R. Hunley, had been instrumental in setting up that wine bar a few years back.   

New Burger on the Block

ZBGB’s intriguing concept could use a little polishing

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
ZBGB Gourmet Burgers & Bar is the new sister restaurant to Zula, across the street from Taft’s Ale House.   

Empanadas for Everyone

Surprises abound at new Argentinian bistro, Ché

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Along with charcuterie, I file empanadas under: “Things that are fun to eat and fun to say.”
  

American Made

Chef Cristian Pietoso elevates the classic burger-and-shake combo at Americano Burger Bar

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cincinnati is experiencing somewhat of a burger renaissance; you could say burgers are the new food trend of 2016, toppling tacos and Southern-style comfort cuisine.   

A Surprise at Live

The restaurant Live! at the Ludlow Garage hits high notes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
As a Cliftonite, I can think of no better development for which to devoutly wish than a thriving business on Ludlow Avenue, preferably one that includes food.   

Truckin’ Along

Findlay Market’s Urbana Café expands from a scooter-based coffee cart to a brick-and-mortar shop in Pendleton

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
If you’ve been to Findlay Market in the past year, you’ve probably noticed a strange-looking blue cart situated next to Blue Oven Bakery’s stall.