Commonwealth Bistro has been
two-and-a-half years in the making for Chef Chris Burns and his wife Tess, the duo
who founded The Awesome Collective, an organization that spreads
everything great about the community of Covington.
Having homegrown veggies and fruit
delivered to your house seems like a luxury, but for 6,000
Cincinnatians/Northern Kentuckians, receiving a green bin filled with a
mixture of both locally and nationally grown produce actually supports
the community, reduces carbon footprints and advances environmental
initiatives for future generations.
At Mexico’s southern tip lie three small
coastal fishing villages: San Agustinillo, La Ventanilla and Mazunte,
whose combined population tops out at just more than a thousand.
Thatched roof huts of dried palm overlook golden sandy beaches,
frolicking sea turtles and stunning ocean views, luring eco-tourists who
seek the last of the world’s pristine, undeveloped lands.
If you come across thousands of people dressed head to toe in white Saturday evening, don’t be alarmed — it’s just Dîner en Blanc. François Pasquier founded the “dinner in white” picnic party in Paris 25 years ago as a means for him to reconnect with his friends. He made sure his picnicking guests wore white so they’d be able to spot each other.
Matthew Cranert can’t sit still. He’s got a
million menus in his head and he wants to write them all down. The new
executive chef at Cumin, Cranert also holds the same position at sister
restaurant M, both in Hyde Park. Between running two kitchens, he’s
found his Zen in balancing the high-end dining at Cumin with M’s rustic
SwampWater Grill is located inside the same
sprawling, shanty-like building that houses Riverside Centre Antique
Mall. The restaurant is the brainchild of property owner Chris Ornella
and partner Kirk Prest, who hails from Plaquemines Parish, La., just
south of New Orleans.
After a $23 million hotel-wide renovation, the Hyatt Regency introduces their new restaurant, the farm-to-table Red Roost Tavern, which joins top-notch hotel eateries like The Palace, Orchids and Metropole in downtown fine dining. Red Roost’s philosophy is: “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”
When a group of elite chefs met last fall
at Black Oak Holler Farm in the Appalachian forest of Fraziers Bottom,
W.Va., they couldn’t possibly imagine that their weekend of eating,
drinking and forging new friendships would culminate in a pork-themed
group dinner just 11 months later, on
Aug. 8, at the legendary James Beard Foundation in New York City.
of people visit the Cincinnati Zoo every year to see lions, tigers and
bears, but now they can further their environmental education through
Base Camp Café, which recently was anointed the title of greenest
restaurant in the entire U.S.