CityBeat - Diner http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-68-1-diner.html <![CDATA[Waterfields (Profile) - Local hydroponics company Waterfields uses microgreens to build a better future]]>

Chances are if you’ve recently dined at Boca, Maribelle’s or Ruth’s Parkside Café, you were also presented with a meal topped with intricate-looking microgreens that came from Lower Price Hill’s Waterfields, a hydroponic farm located in a former warehouse that not only aims to grow specialty produce for local restaurants and grocers year-round, but also to create jobs with livable wages in hard-hit urban neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Santo Graal (Review) - Santo Graal brings a new niche to the former Mahogany’s space at The Banks]]>

Just in time for Opening Day, along came Santo Graal — that’s Italian for “Holy Grail.”

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<![CDATA[Hungry Bros. Food Truck (Profile) - Hungry Bros. food truck sells fried pies and waffle fries]]>

new food truck called Hungry Bros. has been satiating Cincinnatians with fried fruit pies and waffle fries since starting its engine on Opening Day.

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<![CDATA[Sundry and Vice (Profile) - Sundry and Vice cocktail bar blends West Coast ethos and apothecary history in OTR]]>

You know Cincinnati is becoming more of a destination city when people from larger cities start moving here to open businesses, which is exactly the case with the new apothecary themed Over-the-Rhine cocktail bar Sundry and Vice.

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<![CDATA[Taft's Ale House (Profile) - Renovated OTR church transforms into a William Howard Taft-themed brewpub]]>

A quick history lesson: William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and died 85 years ago.

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<![CDATA[Northside Yacht Club (Profile) - Local Rockers to reopen Mayday as the Northside Yacht Club]]>
Longtime friends Jon Weiner and Stuart MacKenzie are channeling their passion for loud music and good booze into a new endeavor: the tongue-in-cheekly named Northside Yacht Club.

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<![CDATA[Le Bar a Boeuf (Review) - New French neo-bistro Le Bar a Boeuf offers many reasons to return]]>

had never tried any of the restaurants in The Edgecliff private residences high-rise on the border of Eden Park in East Walnut Hills, but when our city’s most beloved restaurateur, Jean-Robert de Cavel, announced he would be revamping and reopening the space as Le Bar a Boeuf, I knew that would change. 

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<![CDATA[Cheese Heads - From ricotta to mozzarella, local chefs are stepping up their cheese game]]>

Artisanal cheesemaking, just like everything else craft, is making a comeback in Cincinnati. 

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<![CDATA[Son of a Preacher Man (Review) - Son of a Preacher Man delivers in the chicken department despite some kinks]]>

What passes for “good” fried chicken in this town always baffles me.

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<![CDATA[Tiger Dumpling Co. (Review) - Tiger Dumpling Co. finds its perfect niche along Calhoun Street in Clifton Heights ]]>

Tiger Dumpling Co. is the kind of place we all wish we’d had on our own college campuses.

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<![CDATA[The Gruff (Review) - New restaurant/deli/market complements Covington’s culinary and cultural scene]]>

Cincinnati’s dining scene has garnered quite a bit of national attention in the past couple of years, but when critics discuss our city’s burgeoning gastro-tourism, they tend to exclude nearby Covington.

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<![CDATA[J Bar Pizzeria (Review) - J Bar Pizzeria in Hyde Park stands out from the pack with fantastic sides and salads]]>

Luckily, J Bar Pizzeria, newly opened on Hyde Park Square, is dishing out not only interesting pizzas but also a nice array of appetizers, sandwiches and salads.

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<![CDATA[Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ (Review) - Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ presents a meaty mash-up for the masses]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Mardi Gras on Madison (Review) - New Orleans to Go food truck opens an authentic Creole café in East Walnut Hills]]>

In January, Latoya “Toya” Foster of New Orleans to Go food truck fame opened a brick-and-mortar version of her Cajun/Creole vittles called Mardi Gras on Madison in East Walnut Hills.

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<![CDATA[Krueger's Tavern (Review) - Thunderdome Restaurant Group takes on bar food with Krueger’s Tavern —and crushes it]]>

Here’s the thing: Krueger’s Tavern serves some German food, but I would not call it a German restaurant. In fact, the men behind the concept describe it as “New American.”

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<![CDATA[Barrio (Review) - Northside eatery goes “Tex-Mex plus” under new ownership]]>

Barrio Tequileria proprietor Thomas Placke calls the food at his Northside bar “Tex-Mex plus.”

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<![CDATA[The Weekly Juicery (Review) - The Weekly Juicery shines for juicing fans and skeptics alike]]>

The Kentucky-based company just opened its first Cincinnati location in December, strategically placing the cozy, colorful shop in the very center of Hyde Park Square.

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<![CDATA[Best Bites of 2014 - CityBeat dining writers list their favorite epicurean experiences from the past year ]]>

CityBeat’s crack team of dining writers have the difficult job of getting paid to eat and imbibe at Cincinnati’s newest restaurants and dining concepts, engage with talented local chefs and spot booze and food trends — from street eats and fried chicken to any new-brew coffee variation and bars with arcades.

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<![CDATA[The Littlefield (Review) - Longtime local chef Shoshannah Hafner heads the kitchen at Northside bourbon bar The Littlefield ]]>

Open since July, Northsiders John Ford, Matt Distel, Chad Scholten and Mike Berry teamed up to bring Cincinnati its first bourbon bar: The Littlefield.

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<![CDATA[The Mercer (Review) - The Mercer OTR deliciously fills a niche in the Over-the-Rhine dining scene ]]> The Mercer OTR fills the niche for those diners with delicious flavor and gracious service.
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