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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.  

Matthew Cranert (Profile)

Chef Matthew Cranert infuses his life of travels into menus at M and Cumin

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Matthew Cranert can’t sit still. He’s got a million menus in his head and he wants to write them all down. The new executive chef at Cumin, Cranert also holds the same position at sister restaurant M, both in Hyde Park. Between running two kitchens, he’s found his Zen in balancing the high-end dining at Cumin with M’s rustic eats.  

SwampWater Grill (Review)

SwampWater Grill brings authentic flavors from the bayou

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SwampWater Grill is located inside the same sprawling, shanty-like building that houses Riverside Centre Antique Mall. The restaurant is the brainchild of property owner Chris Ornella and partner Kirk Prest, who hails from Plaquemines Parish, La., just south of New Orleans.
  

U Square (Profile)

U Square in Clifton offers new food and beverage concepts for everyone

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
U Square at the Loop — the $80 million, 80,000-square-foot entertainment and apartment complex adjacent to University of Cincinnati— has been slowly rolling out retail stores and restaurants since the spring.
  

Red Roost Tavern at the Hyatt Regency (Review)

Downtown's farm-to-table restaurant Red Roost Tavern serves delightful locavore dishes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
After a $23 million hotel-wide renovation, the Hyatt Regency introduces their new restaurant, the farm-to-table Red Roost Tavern, which joins top-notch hotel eateries like The Palace, Orchids and Metropole in downtown fine dining. Red Roost’s philosophy is: “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”  

Porkopolis Takes Over NYC

Cincy chefs storm the Big Apple to cook pork at the legendary James Beard Foundation

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
When a group of elite chefs met last fall at Black Oak Holler Farm in the Appalachian forest of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., they couldn’t possibly imagine that their weekend of eating, drinking and forging new friendships would culminate in a pork-themed group dinner just 11 months later, on Aug. 8, at the legendary James Beard Foundation in New York City.   

Buona Terra (Profile)

New shop in Mount Lookout Square serves the best of European-style street food

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Buona Terra, the good land — the land of gelato, sorbettos and crepes — opened in Mount Lookout just in time for the sweltering days of summer.
  

Seasons 52 (Review)

Seasons 52 delivers on taste without dropping the calorie bomb

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
If you eat at Seasons 52, you get delicious food from a menu where nothing is more than 475 calories. Portions are reasonable, oils are carefully controlled and the result is nothing short of astounding.  

Base Camp Café (Profile)

Base Camp Café at the Cincinnati Zoo educates the masses on its award-winning green initiatives

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Millions of people visit the Cincinnati Zoo every year to see lions, tigers and bears, but now they can further their environmental education through Base Camp Café, which recently was anointed the title of greenest restaurant in the entire U.S.  

Main Bite (Review)

Main Bite serves up seasonal dishes and craft cocktails in MainStrasse

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The newly opened Main Bite in MainStrasse creates delicious, seasonal fare with crafty culinary cocktails to go with each bite of your meal.
  

Pura Vida PopUP Taqueria (Profile)

Jose Navales keeps it simple at Findlay Market's new culturally inspired pop-up taqueria

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If passion has a flavor, Jose Navales cooks some damn tasty food. Navales has the fervor that comes with being a convert — someone who has seen the light. He used to work for a restaurant supplier...Now, he’s authentic to the bone.
  

Barrio Tequileria (Review)

Barrio Tequileria joins the Northside taco explosion

4 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I unabashedly love authentic tacos. I’m thrilled about the recent influx of restaurants in the greater Cincinnati area where I can indulge in my addiction, particularly in Northside. The most recent addition is Barrio Tequileria. It’s a good one, too.