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Mama Mimi’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza (Profile)

Mama Mimi’s offers gourmet take-and-bake convenience

2 Comments · Tuesday, December 17, 2013
As Christmas draws near and the window of available holiday shopping days quickly narrows, families have even less time in their busy schedules to sit down to a home-cooked meal. Groceries are too cro  

Arrechissimo (Review)

Venezuelan takeout features rare South American treats

1 Comments · Monday, October 7, 2013
 Venezuelans are just beginning to sort out the legacy of their late former president, Hugo Chávez.   

Mazunte Taqueria (Review)

Mazunte Taqueria brings authentic Oaxacan cuisine to Red Bank

1 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
At Mexico’s southern tip lie three small coastal fishing villages: San Agustinillo, La Ventanilla and Mazunte, whose combined population tops out at just more than a thousand. Thatched roof huts of dried palm overlook golden sandy beaches, frolicking sea turtles and stunning ocean views, luring eco-tourists who seek the last of the world’s pristine, undeveloped lands.  

SwampWater Grill (Review)

SwampWater Grill brings authentic flavors from the bayou

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SwampWater Grill is located inside the same sprawling, shanty-like building that houses Riverside Centre Antique Mall. The restaurant is the brainchild of property owner Chris Ornella and partner Kirk Prest, who hails from Plaquemines Parish, La., just south of New Orleans.
  

50 Ways To Love Your Growler

Fifty West Brewing ties craft brews to Cincinnati’s beer past

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
“You ever have those moments where you just get really excited in life and you can’t sleep?” asks Bobby Slattery, co-owner of Fifty West Brewing Company.   

Yard House (Review)

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

1 Comments · 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.  

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.
  

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.
  

Clifton's Fab Pho Landmark

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

1 Comments · 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.  

Fusian Dreams of Sushi

Fast casual restaurant rolls up quality, sustainable, quick cuisine

1 Comments · Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Zach and Josh Weprin and their childhood friend, Stephan Harman, are beating the odds. Nearly three years ago, the young trio founded Fusian, a fast casual sushi restaurant with locations in downtown Cincinnati, Dayton and, slated to open in February, the Ohio State University campus in Columbus.