CityBeat - The Dish http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-69-1-the_dish.html <![CDATA[New Café Opens Inside Library’s Main Branch - ]]>

Today, the terms library and café are as synonymous as wireless and Internet or smart and phone.

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<![CDATA[Valentine’s Day: Baller or Bust - ]]>

You, yes you, the one with the sad-sack look on your face lurking in the cheap and cheesy Valentine’s Day aisle at the grocery store. We see you, and we know exactly what happened. 

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<![CDATA[Slice of the Pie - ]]>

This spring, the ever-burgeoning neighborhood of East Walnut Hills will become home to the city’s first pie bakery when O Pie O opens its doors. 

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<![CDATA[Eat. Drink. Celebrate. - Culinary traditions for luck and love in the New Year ]]>

It’s that time of year — when food seems to become the enemy for most people. We feel guilty gorging ourselves on sumptuous holiday delicacies and make a resolution that come New Year’s Day it’s back to the treadmill and nibbling on rabbit food. 


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<![CDATA[Dine-Out Thanksgiving Dinners - ]]>

Luckily, some local restaurants are offering special Turkey Day deals and buffets so you can still stuff yourself with stuffing, minus all the effort.

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<![CDATA[Foodie Meets Family - Cincinnati chefs prepare family-friendly dishes for the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation brunch]]>

The words “kid-friendly” and “foodie” are seldom spoken in the same breath. That is, unless you are speaking with Jean-Robert and Annette de Cavel, founders of the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation and hosts of the foundation’s annual Friends and Family Brunch at the Midwest Culinary Institute. 

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<![CDATA[OTR’s Asian Food Fest Connects Cultures - ]]>

Nothing bridges cultural gaps better than sharing a meal together. Food does far more than nourish the body — it tells the story of who we are, where we’ve been, our trials and tribulations and, most importantly, does so in a most delightful way.

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<![CDATA[Cincybite Delivers Food to Your Front Door - ]]> A downtown Cincinnati restaurant delivery service just made getting dinner easier: With Cincybite, you don’t have to choose between pizza or Mexican food — they’ll bring you both.
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<![CDATA[Easy Etiquette - Advice from the Front of House for enjoying a dignified dining experience]]> It makes total sense. You spend your hard-earned money on a meal out, so everything should be your way or the highway, right? Well, not so fast, hot shot. While it’s true that you should expect the ]]> <![CDATA[Maverick Chocolate Does Bean-to-Bar - ]]>

Findlay Market is now home to only the second bean-to-bar chocolatier in Ohio: Maverick Chocolate. 


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<![CDATA[Food Trends from NYC’s Fancy Food Show - ]]>

Imagine being a wholesale buyer faced with more than 760,000-square-feet of merchandise shown at last month’s 60th annual Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show (June 29-July 1), and you might start to feel a bit more inspired.

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<![CDATA[The Natural Life - Clifton Natural Foods relocates to Clifton’s Gaslight District ]]>

When the Keller’s IGA on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton’s Gaslight District shuttered more than three years ago, it left a bustling neighborhood without a grocery store.

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<![CDATA[Taste of Om - ]]>

Lydia Stec describes her first business, Aquarius Star, as a metaphysical retail store: “to support you on your spiritual path no matter what that path might be.” Founded in 2006 on Sycamore Street in Over-the-Rhine, Aquarius Star relocated to a larger space on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton in 2009 and added a café, Om Eco Café.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Screams for Creamy Whip - ]]>

If you grew up in Cincinnati — or even in the Midwest — you know that when your favorite neighborhood creamy whip opens its doors warm weather is finally here to stay (fingers crossed).

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<![CDATA[Brunch for Mom - Mother’s Day is May 11 ]]>

Mother’s Day is May 11 — a day to celebrate moms and motherhood in all its forms, because none of us would be here if it weren’t for moms.

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<![CDATA[Candy-Coated Easter - ]]>

Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion in America (next to Halloween), and the National Confectioners Association (NCA) estimates Americans will spend $2.26 billion on Easter candy this year. 

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<![CDATA[ Twenty Questions with Jean-Robert de Cavel - Acclaimed chef and restaurateur celebrates 20 years in Cincinnati ]]>

In 1993, French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel came to Cincinnati from New York to be Chef de Cuisine of the five-star-rated Maisonette. Over the next 20 years, drastically changed the way the Queen City looked at French food, became an integral part of our local tapestry and fostered the careers of countless young chefs.

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<![CDATA[How to Eat Like a Chef ... After Hours - ]]>

We gathered up some of our favorite local chefs, threw them together in a virtual chat room and asked them for their favorite places to grab some grub, post shift. Because if our local chefs like it, it’s got to be good, right? 

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<![CDATA[Married to a Chef - ]]> If thoughts of a romantic dinner at a hot restaurant with your significant other are on your mind for Valentine’s Day, you are most certainly not in a relationship with a chef. Why? Because, like mo]]> <![CDATA[Cooks in the Kitchen - Toss your “As Seen on TV” gadgets and get back to basics]]> Watching television during the wee hours can be downright dangerous, not only to your sleep schedule, but also to your wallet. Valuable time can be wasted on late-night hucksters bound and determined ]]>