CityBeat - Diner http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-68-1-diner.html <![CDATA[Made with Chutzpah - Small-batch bakery Lil’s Bagels brings New York-style bagels to the Queen City]]> Now, people in Covington and Cincinnati can have their big-city weekend bagel fix. Currently, Lil’s sells bagel flavors like everything, onion, salt, chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin, plain and garlic.]]> <![CDATA[Southern Comfort - New Dayton, Ky. bistro Purple Poulet typifies Southern cuisine and hospitality ]]> ll give you two guesses as to what prevalent color scheme immediately greets you at Dayton, Ky.’s newest Southern bistro, Purple Poulet, but you’ll only need one. 
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<![CDATA[Fried and Gone to Heaven - New French fry concept in Clifton Heights extols fries topped with everything ]]> Several years ago, I had an idea to open a tater tot eatery and call it Tater Tot Heaven. Well, Scott Nelowet beat me to the punch (sort of) with French Fry Heaven, which originally opened as a fry stand in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2011.  ]]> <![CDATA[Hot Gets Hotter - Nashville Hot capitalizes on the hot-chicken trend with a Southern-style menu and really spicy poultry]]> We’re on the cusp of a trend. And according to Zagat and Food Republic, it’s the “hottest” food trend of 2016 — Nashville-style hot chicken. ]]> <![CDATA[Seeds of Change - Gaslight go-to La Poste morphs into Harvest Bistro & Wine Bar — and change is good]]> About a year ago, La Poste’s founding owner sold the business to Angela Willett, who morphed the restaurant into a farm-to-table concept.]]> <![CDATA[The Italian Way - A Tavola owners expand into Columbia Tusculum with a new by-the-slice pizza shop and delivery concept]]> Taglio is meant to be an addendum to A Tavola’s expansive menu, but instead of Neapolitan pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, Taglio focuses on large slices of gas-fired New York-style pizza.]]> <![CDATA[The New Dinner-and-a-Movie Night - Eastgate Brew & View offers chef-prepared eats, boozy milkshakes and seat-side service ]]> Going to the movies is not what it used to be. What was once a fun and relatively affordable night out in comfortable surroundings has become a much bigger ordeal. Eastgate Brew & View hopes to change that. ]]> <![CDATA[Hyde Park Hype - E+O Kitchen’s expansive brunch menu lives up to the restaurant’s run-don’t-walk reviews]]>

Google E+O Kitchen and you’ll get 99 posts, but a bad review ain’t one. Seriously.

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<![CDATA[Puerto-Cuban Street Eats - Mount Lookout Square’s new El Camino serves up good food and good vibes]]> Housed in the 1,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by brunch favorite Annabel’s, the restaurant is bright and cozy, with chalkboard menus and a casual atmosphere.]]> <![CDATA[Gone Phishing - Wyoming's Tela bar + kitchen pays homage to Jam bands, wine and high-level pub grub ]]> Having recently discovered Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale, I was intrigued to learn that one of the owners of nearby Tēla bar + kitchen, L. R. Hunley, had been instrumental in setting up that wine bar a few years back. ]]> <![CDATA[New Burger on the Block - ZBGB’s intriguing concept could use a little polishing]]> ZBGB Gourmet Burgers & Bar is the new sister restaurant to Zula, across the street from Taft’s Ale House. ]]> <![CDATA[Empanadas for Everyone - Surprises abound at new Argentinian bistro, Ché]]> Along with charcuterie, I file empanadas under: “Things that are fun to eat and fun to say.”
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<![CDATA[American Made - Chef Cristian Pietoso elevates the classic burger-and-shake combo at Americano Burger Bar ]]> Cincinnati is experiencing somewhat of a burger renaissance; you could say burgers are the new food trend of 2016, toppling tacos and Southern-style comfort cuisine. ]]> <![CDATA[A Surprise at Live - The restaurant Live! at the Ludlow Garage hits high notes]]> As a Cliftonite, I can think of no better development for which to devoutly wish than a thriving business on Ludlow Avenue, preferably one that includes food. ]]> <![CDATA[Truckin’ Along - Findlay Market’s Urbana Café expands from a scooter-based coffee cart to a brick-and-mortar shop in Pendleton]]> If you’ve been to Findlay Market in the past year, you’ve probably noticed a strange-looking blue cart situated next to Blue Oven Bakery’s stall.]]> <![CDATA[Best Bites of 2015 - <i>CityBeat</i> dining writers’ favorite food finds from the past year]]> As 2015 draws to a close, we asked our writers and reviewers to recap the year and list their favorite food finds — dishes, drinks and diamonds in the rough — of the past 365 days. ]]> <![CDATA[Kitchen Sound Off - Local chefs dish on what music they listen to while they cook]]> There have been many studies done to show how music in the workplace can affect workers’ mood and performance.


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<![CDATA[Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers - Locally sourced gift ideas for Cincinnati’s culinary cravers]]> Hopefully, by now the ridiculous fervor over the red Starbucks coffee cup is over and we can get down to the real meaning of the holiday season: gift giving!]]> <![CDATA[Holidays on the Half-Shell - Porkopolis tosses traditional Christmas ham this season in favor of oysters — raw, stewed and Rockefellered]]>

Oysters and oyster stew aren’t what you would usually expect to see on an American Christmas dinner table, but, as it turns out, the briny bivalves have a long holiday tradition in Cincinnati.

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<![CDATA[Piccolo Wine Room (Review) - Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale serves well-priced wine and a splendid small menu]]>

We hadn’t been to Glendale in years when we ventured to Glendale Square to try Piccolo Wine Room, adjacent to the shop Village Wines of Glendale.

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