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A Fryed Idea

Local entrepreneur preps her french fry-only walk-up window

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Over-the-Rhine currently houses a late-night walk-up taco window in the form of Gomez Salsa (now open daily for lunch and Sunday brunch) and a couple spots for late-night pizza, but what if it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving a different type of food from a window? Soon, OTR — and Cincinnati — will get its first walk-up french fry window, Fryed, from entrepreneur Lindsey Metz.
  

Farming in a Strip Mall

Fish waste begets fresh produce at Greener Portions Aquaponics’ suburban hydro farm

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Conjure up the image of a basic, non-descript suburban strip mall in your head and you’ll likely see the typical suspects: a dollar store, a pharmacy and a copy shop. It’s certainly not the most bucolic of settings, which is normally where you would expect to find a farm, lush with bright-green produce.  

Preserving the Harvest

Food preservation expert Cathy Barrow on the hows and whys of home preserving

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
You can’t hit a farmers market this time of year without being overwhelmed by the sight of beautiful locally grown tomatoes, not to mention countless other varieties of produce. But there are only so many meals in a summer day, right?  

Urban Confection

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Located on Elm Street just across from Findlay’s main entrance, OTR Candy Bar is owned and operated by friends Mike Petzelt, Stephanie Recht, Pat Muck and his father, Jim Muck. 
  

Dirt: A Modern Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Farmers markets are always the best place to shop for the freshest local produce, meats, dairy, flowers and goods in general, and Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market — Ohio’s oldest surviving municipal market house — is certainly one of the finest.  

Growing — and Learning — Green

OTR’s Rothenberg Preparatory Academy’s Rooftop Garden School Program teaches students about responsibility and sustainability

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you drive north on East Liberty in Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.
  

Picnic and Pantry (Feature)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout items. 
  

Counting Calories Made Fun

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 9, 2015
“Buy a thing of arugula from the store. Dump it in a bowl.” This is the beginning of Mandy Levy’s Buffauxlo Chicken Salad recipe from her new book Calorie Accounting: The Foolproof Diet-by-Numbers Plan for a Skinnier New You.  

Be Your Own Sausage King

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Cincinnati knows sausage. Because of our German heritage and historical link to the hog industry — certainly you’ve heard the nickname Porkopolis bandied about — we’ve gotten pretty used to all manner of pork products playing a strong role in our diet.  

Ring in Spring with Fresh Produce

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lord Alfred Tennyson famously said, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But for chefs, springtime means a return to fresh, locally cultivated produce.  

New Café Opens Inside Library’s Main Branch

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Today, the terms library and café are as synonymous as wireless and Internet or smart and phone.  

Valentine’s Day: Baller or Bust

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
You, yes you, the one with the sad-sack look on your face lurking in the cheap and cheesy Valentine’s Day aisle at the grocery store. We see you, and we know exactly what happened. 
  

Slice of the Pie

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This spring, the ever-burgeoning neighborhood of East Walnut Hills will become home to the city’s first pie bakery when O Pie O opens its doors. 
  

Eat. Drink. Celebrate.

Culinary traditions for luck and love in the New Year

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2014
It’s that time of year — when food seems to become the enemy for most people. We feel guilty gorging ourselves on sumptuous holiday delicacies and make a resolution that come New Year’s Day it’s back to the treadmill and nibbling on rabbit food. 
  

Dine-Out Thanksgiving Dinners

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Luckily, some local restaurants are offering special Turkey Day deals and buffets so you can still stuff yourself with stuffing, minus all the effort.