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Taste of Belgium Rookwood: Now Open

Everyone's favorite local Belgian bistro expands with a third location

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Taste of Belgium, the local Belgian bistro that specializes in great beers and Belgian food with an American twist, opened its third Greater Cincinnati location in the Rookwood Exchange (3825 Edwards Road) — beginning with breakfast today. 
“We are delighted to be a locally owned restaurant in the already great lineup at Rookwood,” says owner and founder Jean-Francois Flechet. <...  

Cooking with Cauliflower

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
While talking to my mother this past week, she informed me that all of the cauliflower in her garden was coming in at the same time and she was scrambling to find ways to quickly cook and preserve it.   

Crustaceans Collide

Learn to make your own quintessential summer seafood boil (or find one to eat minus the cook-time)

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
As a native New Yorker, many of my childhood years were spent seaside — countless summers along the Long Island Sound, eyeing the sand for crabs and learning the proper way to eat every type of clam imaginable.  
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James Beard Foundation-Style Progressive Dinner

Last year's Cincy in NYC chefs reprise their Beard dinner dishes this weekend

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 8, 2015
This time last year, chef Jean-Robert de Cavel wrangled six of our finest local chefs for the best road trip ever to New York City's James Beard Foundation as part of Cincy in NYC, a weeklong excursion where a variety of local performing arts and cultural groups — the Cincinnati Ballet, May Festiva...  

Be Your Own Sausage King

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Cincinnati knows sausage. Because of our German heritage and historical link to the hog industry — certainly you’ve heard the nickname Porkopolis bandied about — we’ve gotten pretty used to all manner of pork products playing a strong role in our diet.  

Knife Fight

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2015
After 16 hours hunched over 30,000 BTUs, you tend to get a bit slap happy, as was evident by the following forum post, courtesy of Rom Wells, partner at Cheapside Café.  
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Dining En Plein Air

Some favorite restaurants with perfect patios for outdoor eats

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The surefire signs of spring seem as if they’re finally here to stay. Annuals are sprouting everywhere, joggers are jogging and that most significant local spring holiday — Opening Day — is in our rear-view mirror. It’s finally time to trade boots for sandals and spend every single one of our sunshiny days eating and drinking outside. Here’s a cultivated list of perfect patios that shoul...  

Executive Chef Megan McAllister: Young, Female and in Charge

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Being executive chef is the kitchen equivalent of a CEO, and the job typically takes years, sometimes decades, to attain.   

Ring in Spring with Fresh Produce

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Lord Alfred Tennyson famously said, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But for chefs, springtime means a return to fresh, locally cultivated produce.  

Second In Line

Cincinnati’s well-known executive chefs are rightly touted for their culinary visions. But it’s the men and women just underneath them who enact their concepts every day.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
It’s long overdue that we see the faces and learn the names of some of the exceedingly talented people working in the kitchens of some of Cincinnati’s best local restaurants and hear, in their words, some of the best and worst things about their jobs.