CityBeat - Diner http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-68-1-diner.html <![CDATA[Coffee Break - A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience]]>

The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 

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<![CDATA[Bottoms Up - Where to get your unlimited boozy brunch fix]]>

Liquid brunches aren’t anything new, but lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing throughout the city.

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<![CDATA[Back to the Future - 16-Bit revolutionizes the arcade — with booze]]>

Clocking in at more than 4,000 square-feet, the OTR location is the biggest 16-Bit yet, with a sprawling layout featuring a centralized U-shaped bar and games. Because it’s basically a bar with video games, you must be 21 to enter, and if you drink, you play for free. 

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Get your grub on at these restaurants recently reviewed by CityBeat.

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<![CDATA[Hole in One - New Gadabout Doughnuts pop-up shop delivers artisan donuts to city events]]>

Cincinnati is filled with artisan bakers, so what’s one more? At Oakley Fancy Flea Market (O.F.F. Market) on May 30, Karina Rice debuted her handcrafted donuts under the moniker Gadabout Doughnuts, a term meaning “a person who flits about in social activity.”

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<![CDATA[Pizza in the ’Burbs - 15 North in Fort Thomas fires up pies worth the drive]]>

Fort Thomas is not exactly known as a pizza destination, but with the advent of 15 North, which opened last month, that’s changing. Owners Lori and Ed Gossman left their Italian restaurant in Washington D.C., Roscoe’s Pizzeria, in exchange for a quieter life in Northern Kentucky, opening their new restaurant at 15 N. Fort Thomas Ave. (hence the name) in a former Mio’s.

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<![CDATA[Mad About Vinegar - Justin Dean and Carriage House Farm collaborate on an eco-friendly line of handcrafted vinegars]]> What if you could take unusable beer wort and transform it into something that’s not only edible, but will also help save the environment?

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<![CDATA[Collective CAC (Review) - Collective CAC offers a respite from downtown inside the Contemporary Arts Center]]>

Before the Contemporary Arts Center renovated its Kaplan Hall lobby and installed the new Collective CAC café, it was probably the only museum in town that didn’t offer food in a dining setting.

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<![CDATA[Revolution Rotisserie (Review) - Revolution Rotisserie & Bar serves responsibly sourced gourmet roasted chicken ]]>

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar started as a small operation selling rotisserie chicken on grilled pita bread at a stand in Findlay Market. It can now be found at its full-service permanent location on Race Street, just a block south of Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.

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<![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 hydroponic farm.

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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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