John Clark is indeed a lucky man. After he was laid off from his design job, he was able to do what he loved: cook, eat and educate others about good food. John has set out to change the way Walnut Hills (and beyond) thinks about food.
You’ve seen the big black truck parked in various downtown locations during lunch or outside your local bar at night. But Café de Wheels also keeps busy by catering everything from surprise parties and weddings to estate sales.
What’s wine and cheese without crackers? It’s just incomplete. And that brings us to Maria Walley, who has the enviable position of supplying vinophiles with an essential element of their favorite meal. Maria is the owner of Daelia’s Biscuits for Cheese, a new company selling delicious English biscuits — that’s crackers to you Yanks — nationwide at Whole Foods.
Keeping it local is important to Bryan Madison, whether it's offering Madison's Ridgeview Farm's locally-grown, farm-fresh produce at Madison's Markets (at Findlay Market) or dining with family at a Cincinnati institution.
Don Outterson is Cincinnati's Willy Wonka of distillation. He and his enthusiastic wife, Linda, run Woodstone Creek, an urban winery and tasting room that's also Ohio's first mico-distillery. Their excellent vodka is widely available, and Woodstone's small-batch bourbon earned praise from whiskey authority Jim Murray.
Kim Maurer, owner of Sidewinder coffee shop in Northside and co-owner of the recently opened Mayday, has a lot on her plate ... so to speak. But as frequenters of her hangouts can tell, she's not too busy to have a good time.
If you've dined at Green Dog Cafe, you know that chef/owner Mary Swortwood puts the panache in organic, sustainable and seasonal dining with a plentiful lunch, brunch and dinner menu. Green Dog not only does a body good but, with local and regional vendors, it also does a community good. Mary sits for a quick Q&A.