CityBeat - Diner http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-68-1-diner.html <![CDATA[Marrakech Moroccan Café & Grill (Review) - Unexpected flavors and thoughtful preparations at Clifton’s Moroccan Eatery]]>

How many of the ideas you’ve had while smoking a hookah have ever come to fruition?

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<![CDATA[Recently Reviewed - ]]>

A look back on our recently reviewed restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Fireside Pizza (Review) - The former food truck establishes a stationary spot in an old Walnut Hills firehouse]]>

Fireside Pizza in Walnut Hills is the latest in the ever-growing cadre of food trucks/carts upgrading to brick-and-mortar locations in Cincinnati.

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<![CDATA[Le’s Pho and Sandwiches (Review) - Le’s Court Street location is perfect for a quick workday lunch]]>

The food, made fresh every day by husband and wife Hai and Le Bui, is authentic, addicting and so delicious.

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<![CDATA[Salazar (Review) - Salazar brings sandwiches and house-made goodies to the OTR lunch scene]]> When chef Jose Salazar decided to serve lunch at his 14th and Republic bistro, however, his focus was hardly on what the various restaurants around him were doing.
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<![CDATA[Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House (Review) - New Clifton Heights restaurant serves up Ethiopian and Indian dishes in one location]]>

One of the newest additions to U Square @ the Loop, the multi-use shopping/dining/housing/parking development, is Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House.

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<![CDATA[Culinary Stories - Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic is the city’s first major epicurean food and wine festival]]>

This weekend marks the inaugural edition of a new gourmand and intimate food fest in Cincinnati: the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic.

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<![CDATA[Huit Craft BBQ (Review) - Downtown’s new Huit Craft BBQ introduces intense international flavors]]> Huit's intriguing menu presents a series of barbecue sauces and rubs quite unlike anything else in Cincinnati.
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<![CDATA[Blend (Review) - Family-owned Covington cafe serves up paninis and community spirit ]]>

In the past couple of years, the storefront at 14 E. Fifth St. in Covington has been a pizza place (Pizza Bomba), a gourmet sandwich shop (Wolf & Co. Bistro) and, now, a daytime café.

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<![CDATA[Happy Belly on Vine (Review) - Happy Belly on Vine has gorgeous ingredients but could use more spice ]]>

Though seating is at a minimum, the Happy Belly on Vine space is beautiful and just spacious enough for the kind of grab-and-go concept owner Molly Reckman and co-owner/sister-in-law Abby Reckman, a food and nutrition sciences graduate from the University of Cincinnati, hope to accomplish. 

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The President’s Room restaurant inside The Phoenix has that same traditional feel, but with some whimsical touches that welcome a younger crowd.


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<![CDATA[Cabana on the River (Review) - Cabana on the River surprises with fresh food, great views and craft brews]]>

Chances are if you’re a local Cincinnatian, you’ve experienced outdoor dining on the Ohio River at some point — probably downtown at The Banks or a spot just across the river, like Newport on the Levee. But you might not know that just about 20 minutes west, down Route 50, you can find some of the best riverfront dining the city has to offer.

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<![CDATA[Death Cafe (Feature) - Have your cake and discuss mortality, too, at Arlington Memorial Gardens’ monthly Death Café]]>

No one knows what happens to us when we die, which is why death is such a compelling topic. Compelling enough that in 2011 in England, Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid formed the Death Café, a meeting place for people to convene and discuss such heavy matters over pleasant things like tea and cake.

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<![CDATA[Happy Chicks Bakery (Feature) - Happy Chicks vegan bakery opens a brick-and-mortar shop in Northside]]>

Happy Chicks Bakery owners Jessica Bechtel and Jana Douglass met in 2001 while working together as exhibit designers at a local landmark. It was not a pleasant work environment; the pair was referred to as, “The Painter Chicks,” and it wasn’t a term of endearment.

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<![CDATA[Nando (Review) - Nuvo at Greenup and its sister restaurant present two creative dining destinations under one roof]]>

The implicit question that the brand-new Nando and its sister restaurant Nuvo ask: Is this town ready for an adventure in dining unlike anything it has seen before?

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<![CDATA[La Soupe (Feature) - Local chef’s soup shack creates sophisticated flavors while giving back ]]>

What food rarely takes center stage, spans nearly all cultures, is refreshing in the sweltering summer heat and warms our bones in the bitter, colder months? Why, it’s soup, my sandwich-dunking friend.

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<![CDATA[Bluegrass for Babies' Midsummer Harvest (Feature) - Bluegrass for Babies’ Midsummer Harvest supports children’s environmental health research ]]>

On their day off, most chefs would prefer relaxing at home as opposed to slaving over a piping hot grill on a steamy summer day.

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<![CDATA[Hang Over Easy (Review) - All day brunch and booze to cure a hangover — or get one]]>

The best course of action when opening a restaurant with the aim of catering to the glassy-eyed, post-party brunch bunch might be to keep it close to a college campus. And Hang Over Easy chose the perfect spot in Corryville, close to the University of Cincinnati and a string of thriving new hot spots on Short Vine.

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<![CDATA[Taste of the City - Taste of Cincinnati hits a landmark year in the celebration of our ever-evolving food scene]]>

During its 35 years, Taste of Cincinnati has become not only the nation’s longest running culinary festival, but also the best. 

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<![CDATA[Top Chefs Take Manhattan - Jean-Robert leads a team of elite Cincinnati chefs to the Big Apple]]>

On May 10, a select group of Cincinnati chefs, led by Jean-Robert de Cavel, traveled to New York to prepare a seven-course gastronomic feast at the Beard House in conjunction with Cincy in NYC, a seven-day event showcasing Cincinnati’s finest music and arts groups.

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