CityBeat - The Dish http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-69-1-the_dish.html <![CDATA[Growing — and Learning — Green - OTR’s Rothenberg Preparatory Academy’s Rooftop Garden School Program teaches students about responsibility and sustainability ]]>

If you drive north on East Liberty in Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.

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<![CDATA[Picnic and Pantry (Feature) - ]]>

Over-the-Rhine’s creative class continues to add more and more bars, restaurants and shops for its denizens and tourists, including the recent addition (or relocation) of Picnic and Pantry, a convenience store filled with quality sundries and carryout items. 

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<![CDATA[Counting Calories Made Fun - ]]> “Buy a thing of arugula from the store. Dump it in a bowl.” This is the beginning of Mandy Levy’s Buffauxlo Chicken Salad recipe from her new book Calorie Accounting: The Foolproof Diet-by-Numbers Plan for a Skinnier New You.

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<![CDATA[Be Your Own Sausage King - ]]>

Cincinnati knows sausage. Because of our German heritage and historical link to the hog industry — certainly you’ve heard the nickname Porkopolis bandied about — we’ve gotten pretty used to all manner of pork products playing a strong role in our diet.

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<![CDATA[Ring in Spring with Fresh Produce - ]]>

Lord Alfred Tennyson famously said, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But for chefs, springtime means a return to fresh, locally cultivated produce.

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<![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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