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Maribelle's Food Fight (Profile)

Maribelle’s eat+drink hosts live-action culinary gladiators à la 'Chopped'

3 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Cooking competition shows are all the rage on TV. You can’t turn on the television without landing on a food-related spectacle that pits chef against chef. And if you need that culinary adrenaline c  

Eats: Food Fight

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Cooking competition shows are all the rage on TV. You can’t turn on the television without landing on a food-related spectacle that pits chef against chef. And if you need that culinary adrenaline c  

Let's Do Brunch

Cozy brunch locations for lazy winter weekends

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Whoever invented brunch was a genius. You get to sleep in, enjoy both breakfast and lunch foods in the middle of the day and, if you’re lucky, do it while imbibing either a bloody mary, mimosa or bo  

Restoring Porkopolis

No longer simply the other white meat, pork plays an important role in local cuisine

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
If there were a time machine that could magically transport us back to the Cincinnati of the 1820s, downtown’s Central Parkway would look exceedingly different than it does today. In fact, it wasn  

The Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen (Profile)

The Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen provides shared space for women to expand food-based businesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The kitchen in the basement of the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky (SSNK) is huge — 5,000-square-feet huge. So when Rachel DesRochers was first offered it for her burgeoning vegan graham cracke  

NuVo at Greenup (Profile)

Chef Mark Bodenstein returns with a renewed vision

2 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Chef Mark Bodenstein left the original NuVo in Newport, Ky., back in 2009 — right before the restaurant closed — but it never really left him.   

Ruth’s Parkside Café Opens in Northside

3 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If the names Mary Kroner and David Tape sound familiar to you, it’s for a very good reason. Both have been on the Cincinnati food scene for decades. Kroner and Tape first met back in the late 1970s   

French Crust Cafe (Profile)

Jean-Robert de Cavel and Jean Philippe Solnom’s French Crust Café creates a petite Paris in Downtown’s central business district

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
For what’s seemed like forever in the downtown Cincinnati restaurant scene — or at least in the recent past — much of the food focus has been on either the Over-the-Rhine area or the Banks.  

Porkopolis Takes Over NYC

Cincy chefs storm the Big Apple to cook pork at the legendary James Beard Foundation

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
When a group of elite chefs met last fall at Black Oak Holler Farm in the Appalachian forest of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., they couldn’t possibly imagine that their weekend of eating, drinking and forging new friendships would culminate in a pork-themed group dinner just 11 months later, on Aug. 8, at the legendary James Beard Foundation in New York City.   

Bourbon Ball

Forget the wine: Tips on throwing a bourbon tasting party

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Over the years, I’ve entertained in my home with just about as many different types of parties as I could find in books or online, and I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut until I came across the idea of hosting a bourbon tasting while attending last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky., led by John Shutt of Blanton’s Bourbon.