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Le Bar a Boeuf (Review)

New French neo-bistro Le Bar a Boeuf offers many reasons to return

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I had never tried any of the restaurants in The Edgecliff private residences high-rise on the border of Eden Park in East Walnut Hills, but when our city’s most beloved restaurateur, Jean-Robert de Cavel, announced he would be revamping and reopening the space as Le Bar a Boeuf, I knew that would change.   

Cheese Heads

From ricotta to mozzarella, local chefs are stepping up their cheese game

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Artisanal cheesemaking, just like everything else craft, is making a comeback in Cincinnati.   

Son of a Preacher Man (Review)

Son of a Preacher Man delivers in the chicken department despite some kinks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
What passes for “good” fried chicken in this town always baffles me.  

Tiger Dumpling Co. (Review)

Tiger Dumpling Co. finds its perfect niche along Calhoun Street in Clifton Heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tiger Dumpling Co. is the kind of place we all wish we’d had on our own college campuses.  

The Gruff (Review)

New restaurant/deli/market complements Covington’s culinary and cultural scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Cincinnati’s dining scene has garnered quite a bit of national attention in the past couple of years, but when critics discuss our city’s burgeoning gastro-tourism, they tend to exclude nearby Covington.  

J Bar Pizzeria (Review)

J Bar Pizzeria in Hyde Park stands out from the pack with fantastic sides and salads

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Luckily, J Bar Pizzeria, newly opened on Hyde Park Square, is dishing out not only interesting pizzas but also a nice array of appetizers, sandwiches and salads.  

Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ (Review)

Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ presents a meaty mash-up for the masses

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There once was a time in Cincinnati’s storied barbecue history when Montgomery Inn was regarded as the pinnacle of divine meatiness, or so our generation is told repeatedly by our grandparents.  

Mardi Gras on Madison (Review)

New Orleans to Go food truck opens an authentic Creole café in East Walnut Hills

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In January, Latoya “Toya” Foster of New Orleans to Go food truck fame opened a brick-and-mortar version of her Cajun/Creole vittles called Mardi Gras on Madison in East Walnut Hills.   

Krueger's Tavern (Review)

Thunderdome Restaurant Group takes on bar food with Krueger’s Tavern —and crushes it

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Here’s the thing: Krueger’s Tavern serves some German food, but I would not call it a German restaurant. In fact, the men behind the concept describe it as “New American.”   

Barrio (Review)

Northside eatery goes “Tex-Mex plus” under new ownership

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Barrio Tequileria proprietor Thomas Placke calls the food at his Northside bar “Tex-Mex plus.”   

The Weekly Juicery (Review)

The Weekly Juicery shines for juicing fans and skeptics alike

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Kentucky-based company just opened its first Cincinnati location in December, strategically placing the cozy, colorful shop in the very center of Hyde Park Square.   

Best Bites of 2014

CityBeat dining writers list their favorite epicurean experiences from the past year

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
CityBeat’s crack team of dining writers have the difficult job of getting paid to eat and imbibe at Cincinnati’s newest restaurants and dining concepts, engage with talented local chefs and spot booze and food trends — from street eats and fried chicken to any new-brew coffee variation and bars with arcades.  

The Littlefield (Review)

Longtime local chef Shoshannah Hafner heads the kitchen at Northside bourbon bar The Littlefield

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Open since July, Northsiders John Ford, Matt Distel, Chad Scholten and Mike Berry teamed up to bring Cincinnati its first bourbon bar: The Littlefield.
  

The Mercer (Review)

The Mercer OTR deliciously fills a niche in the Over-the-Rhine dining scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Mercer OTR fills the niche for those diners with delicious flavor and gracious service.
  

Rumor Has It

Investigating “best of” claims behind Cincy’s urban legend restaurants

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
If you ask the average Cincinnatian where to find the best [insert cuisine here], he or she is going to have an opinion.