CityBeat - The Dish http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-69-1-the_dish.html <![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 ]]> <![CDATA[New Year’s Food Traditions - Dining for luck, love and cash money in 2014 ]]> Midnight, Dec. 31: The tipping point for the New Year, when the clock strikes 12...]]> <![CDATA[Let's Do Brunch - Cozy brunch locations for lazy winter weekends ]]> Whoever invented brunch was a genius. You get to sleep in, enjoy both breakfast and lunch foods in the middle of the day and, if you’re lucky, do it while imbibing either a bloody mary, mimosa or bo]]> <![CDATA[Dining Out This Thanksgiving - ]]> If you don’t want to spend all day cooking (or all day waiting for someone else to cook), the following are some of the local restaurants offering Thanksgiving dining options to satisfy friends, fam]]> <![CDATA[Ruth’s Parkside Café Opens in Northside - ]]> If the names Mary Kroner and David Tape sound familiar to you, it’s for a very good reason. Both have been on the Cincinnati food scene for decades. Kroner and Tape first met back in the late 1970s ]]> <![CDATA[New Fall Bakeries and Coffee Shops - ]]>

There are four new and noteworthy places to fuel up this month, whether your fuel of choice is caffeine, sugar or joie de vivre. French Crust Café and Holtman’s Donuts are two much-anticipated newly opened Vine Street destinations downtown and are definitely worth a special trip.

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<![CDATA[Tipped Off - ]]> Jay Porter is the founder of the now-defunct The Linkery, a farm-to-table restaurant in San Diego, and recent posts on his blog, jayporter.com, have caused a stir in the dining world. The posts were follow-ups to a New York Times article on The Linkery’s decision to be a tip-free restaurant with fixed service charges, divided among servers and kitchen staff, added to every check.]]> <![CDATA[I Brake for Tacos - ]]> There are some great, hip taco joints in town, but sometimes I like to get my lomo on the down-low. Warning to drivers: Do not tailgate in the vicinity of taquerias. I have been known to spot salsa verde with my peripheral vision and slam on my brakes.]]> <![CDATA[Summer Food Favorites and Can’t-Miss Events - ]]> We’ve already passed the middle of summer? Someone put on the brakes! I’ve barely scratched the surface on my summer must-eats list.
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<![CDATA[A Tavola Expands, Eli's at Neons and Other Dining News - ]]> One of Over-the-Rhine’s most popular destinations, A Tavola (1220 Vine St.), is opening a second location in Madeira. The new shop, at 7022 Miami Road, will open in December. I think it’s great that the center of the city has so much goodness going on that we can export it to the ’burbs.
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<![CDATA[Summer Meals, Markets and More - ]]> Does this ever happen to you: it gets so hot that you just don’t feel like eating anything? Ha, me neither. Let’s go celebrate summer with fresh, tasty food!]]> <![CDATA[Asian Food Fest Returns to The Banks - ]]> Summer’s all about festival food. There are MainStrasse fests with brats and metts and loads of church festivals with chicken dinners and cake raffles. One of my favorite summer treats, the Asian Food Fest, returns to The Banks this month.
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<![CDATA[Hidden Gems - ]]> Uncle Mo’s is one of my new favorite downtown lunch spots. I have to walk about eight blocks to get there, but even in the cold, it’s been worth it. Now, with the nice weather — go!
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<![CDATA[Dining News for March - ]]> If you’re looking for suggestions and want to break out of your routines, take the leap of faith and go independent. These entrepreneurs will love you for it.]]> <![CDATA[Art So Good, You Could Eat It (and Should) - ]]> The Art of Food is in its seventh year at The Carnegie in Covington, but it wasn’t until last year that I finally hit the opening night. It really made me regret that I’d missed the first five. What an amazing event! So I’m writing this now, while tickets are still available. ]]> <![CDATA[Dining Changes and New Opportunities in 2013 - ]]> Eat Well Café and Takeaway (3009 O Bryon St., O’Bryonville) is now open. Chef/owner Renee Schuler’s newest endeavor is just what I expected — fresh, polished and yet simple and comforting.]]>