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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.  

Best Bites of 2015

CityBeat dining writers’ favorite food finds from the past year

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, we asked our writers and reviewers to recap the year and list their favorite food finds — dishes, drinks and diamonds in the rough — of the past 365 days.   

Kitchen Sound Off

Local chefs dish on what music they listen to while they cook

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There have been many studies done to show how music in the workplace can affect workers’ mood and performance.
  

Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

Locally sourced gift ideas for Cincinnati’s culinary cravers

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Hopefully, by now the ridiculous fervor over the red Starbucks coffee cup is over and we can get down to the real meaning of the holiday season: gift giving!  

Holidays on the Half-Shell

Porkopolis tosses traditional Christmas ham this season in favor of oysters — raw, stewed and Rockefellered

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Oysters and oyster stew aren’t what you would usually expect to see on an American Christmas dinner table, but, as it turns out, the briny bivalves have a long holiday tradition in Cincinnati.
  

Piccolo Wine Room (Review)

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.  

O Pie O (Review)

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.
  

Inspirado at Madison Gallery (Feature)

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.  

Tickle Pickle (Review)

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.  

Forno Osteria Bar (Review)

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.