CityBeat - Diner http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-68-1-diner.html <![CDATA[From the Heart - Brown Bear Bakery uses family history and natural ingredients to make “rustic but refined” desserts]]>

Inspired by her grandma’s love of baking, Cincinnati native Blair Fornshell founded her own baked goods company, Brown Bear Bakery, two years ago.

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<![CDATA[Swad (Review) - Former Dusmesh fanatics can rejoice at the owners’ new Indian restaurant in College Hill]]>

Not a single exclamation point was spared as we all took to social media to spread the word that the former owners of Dusmesh had opened a new restaurant, and lo, it was to be named Swad.

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<![CDATA[Sprout (Review) - New Mount Adams restaurant and market takes food back to its roots]]>

With all its local, fresh ingredients, Sprout spoils you. They make you realize just how much better everything tastes when it’s grown on a nearby farm or crafted from local artisans.

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<![CDATA[Walhill Farm (Review) - The Restaurant at Walhill Farm’s local emphasis and tasty combinations are worth the drive]]>

The executive chef at The Restaurant at Walhill Farm, Nick Gladding, is a big fan of all things seasonal and housemade.

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<![CDATA[Alton Brown Goes Live - The celebrity chef and mad food scientist brings his ‘Edible Inevitable’ tour to Cincinnati]]>

From the moment celebrity chef Alton Brown first showed up on our television screens with his wacky culinary science show Good Eats, he’s been educating and entertaining us on all things food related. And on Saturday, he’ll be at the Aronoff Center for Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour.

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<![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[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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