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Food Trends from NYC’s Fancy Food Show

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Imagine being a wholesale buyer faced with more than 760,000-square-feet of merchandise shown at last month’s 60th annual Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show (June 29-July 1), and you might start to feel a bit more inspired.  

Pick a Picnic

Six local parks and nearby places to fill your basket

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
As the sultry, sticky summer days settle in with a vengeance, it might seem all too easy to meet your hunger and entertainment needs by hanging out on the couch in the air-conditioned comfort of your home and ordering pizza — nobody wants to be chained to a hot stove in this weather.   
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Maribelle’s eat+drink to Host Fourth 'Food Fight'

The eatery's popular cook-against-cook comp returns

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 11, 2014
The fourth round of Food Fight at Maribelle’s eat+drink is coming up at 6 p.m. on July 14. 
This live, Chopped-style competition was started by Maribelle’s chef/owner Mike Florea to create and maintain camaraderie between restaurant professionals and the public alike. Anyone is welcome to participate. If you would like the opportunity to compete, simply inform the door attendant...  

Happy Place

Happy Chicks vegan bakery opens a brick-and-mortar shop in Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Happy Chicks Bakery owners Jessica Bechtel and Jana Douglass met in 2001 while working together as exhibit designers at a local landmark. It was not a pleasant work environment; the pair was referred to as, “The Painter Chicks,” and it wasn’t a term of endearment.   

Kids in the Kitchen

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
By now, the staggeringly high childhood obesity rates in this country should come as a surprise to no one, and neither should the health issues that go hand-in-hand with what’s become the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than 30 percent of children in the U.S.   

Bluegrass for Babies' Midsummer Harvest (Feature)

Bluegrass for Babies’ Midsummer Harvest supports children’s environmental health research

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On their day off, most chefs would prefer relaxing at home as opposed to slaving over a piping hot grill on a steamy summer day.   

Grilling with Jimmy

Chef and steak expert Jimmy Gibson on cooking, kitchens and charcoal

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 At age 56, chef Jimmy Gibson of Jimmy G’s is at an age where most chefs have hung up their tongs and high-tailed it out of the kitchen for a cushier life as either restaurateur or the occasional expeditor. But not Gibson.     

Secrets from Sommeliers

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If the thought of being presented with a multi-page wine list literally drives you to drink with its scary-sounding words like “appellation,” “biodynamic” and “decantation,” have no fear — you’re not alone.  

Top Chefs Take Manhattan

Jean-Robert leads a team of elite Cincinnati chefs to the Big Apple

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On May 10, a select group of Cincinnati chefs, led by Jean-Robert de Cavel, traveled to New York to prepare a seven-course gastronomic feast at the Beard House in conjunction with Cincy in NYC, a seven-day event showcasing Cincinnati’s finest music and arts groups.  

Drink and Dine

Places to grab a bite and a brew (or wine or booze)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
There are plenty of bars around town where you can just sit and drink ’til the cows come home. But man cannot live by beer alone. Well, at least not for very long. So we’ve put together a few of our favorite places to tip back a few without starving to death.