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Yard House (Review)

Gargantuan beer list, sweeping river views and a thick, familiar menu

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Yard House is a restaurant chain purchased last year by Darden Restaurants, the publicly traded corporation that brought us Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Seasons 52. The chain’s 44th location overlooks the Roebling Bridge, a baseball toss from the homegrown and similarly themed Moerlein Lager House.  

Food For Thought

Lessons I learned in my mother's kitchen

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
As homage to their own mothers, Cincinnati’s culinary community shared with me their memories of how this most important person touched their lives and helped shape the person they are today.  

Dishcrawl Cincinnati (Profile)

Eating out with Dishcrawl Cincinnati one neighborhood at a time

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Dishcrawl sounds a lot like a speed dating with restaurants. Over a three-hour period, spend just enough time to become acquainted with multiple places and enjoy small courses to get a representation of what they offer.  

El Coyote (Review)

El Coyote expands with a prime downtown location

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
When George Clooney was in town filming The Ides of March, there were loads of spectators trying to catch a glimpse of the action and the actors. At one point, I was crossing the street on my wa  

Pun On A Bun

Mount Lookout Square bar highlights tricked-out sausages, craft beer and desserts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Now a month old, Wurst Bar in the Square fulfills its vision of a hip yet casual watering hole offering a well-rounded menu of inventive starters and soups, gourmet sausages, hamburgers and decadent desserts.
  

A Room With A View

Price Hill's newest pub serves up gourmet pizza and sandwiches against a spectacular panorama

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Incline Public House’s name derives from the actual Cincinnati Incline that existed from the late 1800s to the 1940s, a trolley system that took people to the apex of a steep hill where there was a place called Price Hill House restaurant.  

Up The Food Chain

How Andrew Mersmann made his way from bussing tables to running Django Western Taco

10 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Unlikely things that made an impact on Cincinnati’s culinary scene: Andrew Mersmann’s mother gave him a cast iron skillet for his birthday when he was a teenager  

Tapas Time

Zula serves up creative flatbreads and Mediterranean plates in its spacious Over-the-Rhine location

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The latest addition to the growing Over-the-Rhine dining landscape has been touted as a mix of wine bar and Mediterranean tapas restaurant. Chef Tsvika Silberberg recently opened Zula at 14th and Race streets...  

Sixth Street Lives

Boca group to offer accessible, high-quality dining at new trattoria, Sotto

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Just as La Normandie was more casual than its upstairs neighbor (The Maisonette), calling itself a “tavern and chop house,” Sotto will be more approachable, both in atmosphere and price, than Boca.
  

Still Truckin'

Cincinnati' s favorite mobile eateries explore new options

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Food trucks arrived in Cincinnati only three years ago, but already a few are expanding into brick-and-mortar locations. While some of these changes are in hopes of transitioning into a fecund restaurant business, others are just trying to survive in a competitive market in a city with limited spots to park and do business.
  

M Marks The Spot

Hyde Park’s wood-fired eatery offers casual, inventive dining

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A little more than two months old, M uses its freshly-imported European oven as a centerpiece for its casual dining concept, with nearly everything but the desserts spending some bit of time basking in blissfully blistering heat.
  

Taste Something New

Leah Joos and Jen Lile follow their dreams and taste buds to open Kitchen 452

3 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Leah Joos and Jen Lile would like you to try new things. The chefs/owners of the newest lunch spot in East Walnut Hills, Kitchen 452, want to introduce people to things they may not have thought to cook at home and to taste things they think they dislike.  

Persian Persuasion

Iranian family brings authentic dining experience to West Chester

3 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cincinnati, until recently, lacked an authentic Persian restaurant. Finally, in November, the Iranian Mostofi family opened Persian Nights in West Chester, making it the only restaurant of its kind from here to Columbus.  

Clifton's Fab Pho Landmark

Cilantro's Darren Phan expands fresh Vietnamese menu at new location

1 Comment · Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Eat well. Eat fresh. Eat often. These three sentences serve as both tagline and personal philosophy for local restaurateur Darren Phan, owner of Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro, Clifton’s 9-year-old brothy, herby, vermicelli-filled landmark.  

Omnivorous Options

The Elusive Cow offers pub grub everyone can feel good about

1 Comment · Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Right down the road from Virgil’s Café in Bellevue is a newly opened (since November) neighborhood burger joint, The Elusive Cow. Originally, I had heard that it was a vegan or vegetarian pub, but one look at the menu made it clear: This restaurant is much more than that.