Lydia Stec describes her first business,
Aquarius Star, as a metaphysical retail store: “to support you on your
spiritual path no matter what that path might be.” Founded in 2006 on
Sycamore Street in Over-the-Rhine, Aquarius Star relocated to a larger
space on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton in 2009 and added a café, Om Eco Café.
Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion in America (next to Halloween), and the National Confectioners Association (NCA) estimates Americans will spend $2.26 billion on Easter candy this year.
In 1993, French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel came to Cincinnati from New York to be Chef de Cuisine of the five-star-rated Maisonette. Over the next 20 years, drastically changed the way the Queen City looked at French food, became an integral part of our local tapestry and fostered the careers of countless young chefs.
We gathered up some of our favorite local chefs, threw them together in a virtual chat room and asked them for their favorite places to grab some grub, post shift. Because if our local chefs like it, it’s got to be good, right?
There are four new and noteworthy places to fuel up this month, whether your fuel of choice is caffeine, sugar or joie de vivre. French Crust Café and Holtman’s Donuts
are two much-anticipated newly opened Vine Street destinations downtown
and are definitely worth a special trip.
Jay Porter is the
founder of the now-defunct The Linkery, a farm-to-table restaurant in
San Diego, and recent posts on his blog, jayporter.com, have caused a
stir in the dining world. The posts were follow-ups to a New York Times
article on The Linkery’s decision to be a tip-free restaurant with
fixed service charges, divided among servers and kitchen staff, added to