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Salazar (Review)

Salazar brings sandwiches and house-made goodies to the OTR lunch scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
When chef Jose Salazar decided to serve lunch at his 14th and Republic bistro, however, his focus was hardly on what the various restaurants around him were doing.
  

Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House (Review)

New Clifton Heights restaurant serves up Ethiopian and Indian dishes in one location

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
One of the newest additions to U Square @ the Loop, the multi-use shopping/dining/housing/parking development, is Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House.  

Culinary Stories

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic is the city’s first major epicurean food and wine festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 9, 2014
This weekend marks the inaugural edition of a new gourmand and intimate food fest in Cincinnati: the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic.
  

Huit Craft BBQ (Review)

Downtown’s new Huit Craft BBQ introduces intense international flavors

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Huit's intriguing menu presents a series of barbecue sauces and rubs quite unlike anything else in Cincinnati.
  

Blend (Review)

Family-owned Covington cafe serves up paninis and community spirit

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In the past couple of years, the storefront at 14 E. Fifth St. in Covington has been a pizza place (Pizza Bomba), a gourmet sandwich shop (Wolf & Co. Bistro) and, now, a daytime café.  

Happy Belly on Vine (Review)

Happy Belly on Vine has gorgeous ingredients but could use more spice

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Though seating is at a minimum, the Happy Belly on Vine space is beautiful and just spacious enough for the kind of grab-and-go concept owner Molly Reckman and co-owner/sister-in-law Abby Reckman, a food and nutrition sciences graduate from the University of Cincinnati, hope to accomplish.   

The Presidents Room (Review)

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The President’s Room restaurant inside The Phoenix has that same traditional feel, but with some whimsical touches that welcome a younger crowd.
  

Cabana on the River (Review)

Cabana on the River surprises with fresh food, great views and craft brews

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Chances are if you’re a local Cincinnatian, you’ve experienced outdoor dining on the Ohio River at some point — probably downtown at The Banks or a spot just across the river, like Newport on the Levee. But you might not know that just about 20 minutes west, down Route 50, you can find some of the best riverfront dining the city has to offer.  

Death Cafe (Feature)

Have your cake and discuss mortality, too, at Arlington Memorial Gardens’ monthly Death Café

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
No one knows what happens to us when we die, which is why death is such a compelling topic. Compelling enough that in 2011 in England, Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid formed the Death Café, a meeting place for people to convene and discuss such heavy matters over pleasant things like tea and cake.  

Happy Chicks Bakery (Feature)

Happy Chicks vegan bakery opens a brick-and-mortar shop in Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Happy Chicks Bakery owners Jessica Bechtel and Jana Douglass met in 2001 while working together as exhibit designers at a local landmark. It was not a pleasant work environment; the pair was referred to as, “The Painter Chicks,” and it wasn’t a term of endearment.   

Nando (Review)

Nuvo at Greenup and its sister restaurant present two creative dining destinations under one roof

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The implicit question that the brand-new Nando and its sister restaurant Nuvo ask: Is this town ready for an adventure in dining unlike anything it has seen before?  

La Soupe (Feature)

Local chef’s soup shack creates sophisticated flavors while giving back

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
What food rarely takes center stage, spans nearly all cultures, is refreshing in the sweltering summer heat and warms our bones in the bitter, colder months? Why, it’s soup, my sandwich-dunking friend.   

Bluegrass for Babies' Midsummer Harvest (Feature)

Bluegrass for Babies’ Midsummer Harvest supports children’s environmental health research

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On their day off, most chefs would prefer relaxing at home as opposed to slaving over a piping hot grill on a steamy summer day.   

Hang Over Easy (Review)

All day brunch and booze to cure a hangover — or get one

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The best course of action when opening a restaurant with the aim of catering to the glassy-eyed, post-party brunch bunch might be to keep it close to a college campus. And Hang Over Easy chose the perfect spot in Corryville, close to the University of Cincinnati and a string of thriving new hot spots on Short Vine.  

Taste of the City

Taste of Cincinnati hits a landmark year in the celebration of our ever-evolving food scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
During its 35 years, Taste of Cincinnati has become not only the nation’s longest running culinary festival, but also the best.