CityBeat - Diner http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-68-1-diner.html <![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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<![CDATA[O Pie O (Review) - O Pie O’s new East Walnut Hills restaurant offers a full menu of flaky, flavorful pies ]]>

For Lou Ginocchio and Ian Sobeck, co-founders of recently opened East Walnut Hills café O Pie O, it’s always been about pie.

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<![CDATA[Inspirado at Madison Gallery (Feature) - Art and food coexist at Inspirado, downtown Covington’s restaurant and gallery in one]]>

Chef Baron Shirley has  landed in a place of his own with his brand new Inspirado at Madison Gallery in downtown Covington, and it’s so much more than a restaurant.

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<![CDATA[Tickle Pickle (Review) - Northside’s Tickle Pickle walk-up window serves Rock-themed burgers and shakes]]>

Back-alley, Earth-conscious, locally sourced Rock & Roll burgers are exactly the kind of thing one would expect to find in Northside. When driving down Hamilton Avenue on a recent Tuesday afternoon, I decided to try Tickle Pickle, which happens to serve just that.

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<![CDATA[From Homeless to Hopeful - Local nonprofit helps incubate Nyah Higgins’ Jamaican-American-inspired vegan foods]]>

When you’re homeless, it can be difficult enough to know where your next meal will come from, let alone to consider starting your own business.

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<![CDATA[Forno Osteria Bar (Review) - Forno Osteria + Bar transports diners to Italy without the airplane]]>

Forno Osteria + Bar is exactly what the East Side needs. The chain restaurants around the Rookwood shopping centers and the mostly ethnic spots clustering near Hyde Park Square are fine as far as they go, but Forno represents something more elevated.

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<![CDATA[Frida 602 (Review) - New MainStrasse taqueria serves superior mezcal and tequila with quality antojitos]]>

In August, mezcal bar and taqueria Frida 602 opened in Covington’s MainStrasse neighborhood. Owners Paul Weckman and his wife Emily Wolff, who also run Otto’s down the street, wanted Frida to be a hub for the growing village. So far they’ve succeeded — the locals have been coming out in droves.

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<![CDATA[Northside Yacht Club (Review) - Northside Yacht Club does nautical cocktails and satisfying bar food with a creative twist ]]> The best thing about the new Northside Yacht Club has to be the quality of the drinks. Owners Jon Weiner and Stuart MacKenzie, along with other staffers, have worked with our city’s Queen of Cocktails, Molly Wellmann, and it shows.]]> <![CDATA[Mita's (Review) - Jose Salazar’s new restaurant plays off Colombian tradition with welcoming flavors]]>

When Jose Salazar talks about his grandmother’s kitchen in Medellin, Colombia, he doesn’t talk about a specific food. His memories are of wooden carts going by in the street, loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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<![CDATA[A Fryed Idea - Local entrepreneur preps her french fry-only walk-up window]]>

Over-the-Rhine currently houses a late-night walk-up taco window in the form of Gomez Salsa (now open daily for lunch and Sunday brunch) and a couple spots for late-night pizza, but what if it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving a different type of food from a window? Soon, OTR — and Cincinnati — will get its first walk-up french fry window, Fryed, from entrepreneur Lindsey Metz.

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<![CDATA[Sewing the Seeds of Son & Soil - Owners of Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar launch new healthy takeout in Covington]]>

Most chefs dream of owning and operating their own restaurant. In the case of Stephen Williams, chef and owner of Covington’s Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, and his wife Jessica, it was a desire to feed themselves that prompted the idea for the soon-to-open Son & Soil.

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