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.
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.
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 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
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