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Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale serves well-priced wine and a splendid small menu

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
We hadn’t been to Glendale in years when we ventured to Glendale Square to try Piccolo Wine Room, adjacent to the shop Village Wines of Glendale.  

Sweet, Savory and Cozy

O Pie O’s new East Walnut Hills restaurant offers a full menu of flaky, flavorful pies

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
For Lou Ginocchio and Ian Sobeck, co-founders of recently opened East Walnut Hills café O Pie O, it’s always been about pie.

Eclectic and Inspired Eats

Art and food coexist at Inspirado, downtown Covington’s restaurant and gallery in one

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Chef Baron Shirley has  landed in a place of his own with his brand new Inspirado at Madison Gallery in downtown Covington, and it’s so much more than a restaurant.  

Back-Alley Burgers

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.

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.  

Roman Holiday

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.  

Mezcal Madness

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.

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.  

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.  

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.

Sewing the Seeds of Son & Soil

Owners of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar launch new healthy takeout in Covington

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Most chefs dream of owning and operating their own restaurant. In the case of Stephen Williams, chef and owner of Covington’s Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, and his wife Jessica, it was a desire to feed themselves that prompted the idea for the soon-to-open Son & Soil.

Calle Cantina (Review)

Local eateries Sprout and Mazunte partner to open Mexico City-inspired Calle Cantina

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Unless you’ve traveled to Mexico, especially Mexico City, you probably don’t know what true antojitos (street food) tastes like, because a lot of so-called authentic Mexican dishes north of the border have been Americanized.  

Fika Hus (Review)

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 

Bottomless Brunch (Feature)

Where to get your unlimited boozy brunch fix

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Liquid brunches aren’t anything new, but lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing throughout the city.

16-Bit (Feature)

16-Bit revolutionizes the arcade — with booze

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Clocking in at more than 4,000 square-feet, the OTR location is the biggest 16-Bit yet, with a sprawling layout featuring a centralized U-shaped bar and games. Because it’s basically a bar with video games, you must be 21 to enter, and if you drink, you play for free.