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Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ (Review)

Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ presents a meaty mash-up for the masses

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There once was a time in Cincinnati’s storied barbecue history when Montgomery Inn was regarded as the pinnacle of divine meatiness, or so our generation is told repeatedly by our grandparents.  

In Defense of Eggnog

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Eggnog is one of those persistent holiday traditions evoking either fond memories of family gatherings or a general revulsion for the season.  

Huit Craft BBQ (Review)

Downtown’s new Huit Craft BBQ introduces intense international flavors

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Huit's intriguing menu presents a series of barbecue sauces and rubs quite unlike anything else in Cincinnati.
  

La Soupe (Feature)

Local chef’s soup shack creates sophisticated flavors while giving back

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
What food rarely takes center stage, spans nearly all cultures, is refreshing in the sweltering summer heat and warms our bones in the bitter, colder months? Why, it’s soup, my sandwich-dunking friend.   

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.