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Restoring Porkopolis

No longer simply the other white meat, pork plays an important role in local cuisine

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
If there were a time machine that could magically transport us back to the Cincinnati of the 1820s, downtown’s Central Parkway would look exceedingly different than it does today. In fact, it wasn  

Mayday (Review)

Northside bar Mayday elevates its cuisine from neighborhood tavern to gastropub

0 Comments · Monday, November 25, 2013
Mayday, the storied Northside bar, jumped into the restaurant game last month when they hired Chef Julz Lucas and added a full menu of gourmand dishes to their stable of Senate-like hot dogs. Sin  

The Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen (Profile)

The Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen provides shared space for women to expand food-based businesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The kitchen in the basement of the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky (SSNK) is huge — 5,000-square-feet huge. So when Rachel DesRochers was first offered it for her burgeoning vegan graham cracke  

The Friendly Market (Profile)

The Friendly Market brings local culinary artisans to Florence, Ky.

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Cincinnati has the year-round Findlay Market, and now Northern Kentucky has The Friendly Market, which officially opened on Sept. 7.  Nestled in a spacious, barn-like building in the back of Mt.  

Salazar (Profile)

Jose Salazar’s eponymous restaurant is coming soon to Over-the-Rhine

1 Comment · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Jose Salazar had a gig that a lot of chefs would envy — but dreams can be more powerful than a sure bet. Salazar moved to Cincinnati from New York in 2008 to head the kitchen at The Palace in t  

Soup's On!

A roundup of warm and hearty fall favorites

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Lately, social media might be the best place to get the skinny on new restaurants to try — a friend posts a picture of a juicy hamburger or gooey queso dip dangling from a tortilla chip and som  

NuVo at Greenup (Profile)

Chef Mark Bodenstein returns with a renewed vision

2 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Chef Mark Bodenstein left the original NuVo in Newport, Ky., back in 2009 — right before the restaurant closed — but it never really left him.   

The Glendalia Culinary Studio (Profile)

The Glendalia Culinary Studio offers professional cooking instruction in a comfortable communal setting

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Robin Thomas is copying the cooking classes she took in Italy at her culinary studio in Glendale, bringing in trained chefs to instruct home cooks in Cincinnati. Enchanted by everything she learned an  

Relaunching Short Vine

Corryville’s Short Vine offers new restaurants in a bid to transform itself

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Between now and early next year, a score of new restaurants are slated to open on Short Vine in Corryville, something that’s unprecedented for the business strip, which has been fallow for so many y  

Arrechissimo (Review)

Venezuelan takeout features rare South American treats

1 Comment · Monday, October 7, 2013
 Venezuelans are just beginning to sort out the legacy of their late former president, Hugo Chávez.   

French Crust Cafe (Profile)

Jean-Robert de Cavel and Jean Philippe Solnom’s French Crust Café creates a petite Paris in Downtown’s central business district

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
For what’s seemed like forever in the downtown Cincinnati restaurant scene — or at least in the recent past — much of the food focus has been on either the Over-the-Rhine area or the Banks.  

Commonwealth Bistro (Profile)

Covington's Commonwealth Bistro promises regional cuisine in a community-oriented space

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Commonwealth Bistro has been two-and-a-half years in the making for Chef Chris Burns and his wife Tess, the duo who founded The Awesome Collective, an organization that spreads everything great about the community of Covington.  

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery EcOhio (Profile)

Green B.E.A.N. delivers local produce to private residences and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Having homegrown veggies and fruit delivered to your house seems like a luxury, but for 6,000 Cincinnatians/Northern Kentuckians, receiving a green bin filled with a mixture of both locally and nationally grown produce actually supports the community, reduces carbon footprints and advances environmental initiatives for future generations.
  

Mazunte Taqueria (Review)

Mazunte Taqueria brings authentic Oaxacan cuisine to Red Bank

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
At Mexico’s southern tip lie three small coastal fishing villages: San Agustinillo, La Ventanilla and Mazunte, whose combined population tops out at just more than a thousand. Thatched roof huts of dried palm overlook golden sandy beaches, frolicking sea turtles and stunning ocean views, luring eco-tourists who seek the last of the world’s pristine, undeveloped lands.  

Dinner In White

Cincinnati's clandestine pop-up picnic returns for a second year

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
If you come across thousands of people dressed head to toe in white Saturday evening, don’t be alarmed — it’s just Dîner en Blanc. François Pasquier founded the “dinner in white” picnic party in Paris 25 years ago as a means for him to reconnect with his friends. He made sure his picnicking guests wore white so they’d be able to spot each other.