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Quality Control

Doscher’s Candies celebrates more than a century of making confections the old-fashioned way

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Doscher’s Candies has been a Cincinnati staple for more than a century. Yet there are still locals who aren’t aware that the company, founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, is the maker of French Chew, the popular taffy that generations of candy lovers grew up purchasing at drug stores, swim clubs and mom-and-pop joints across the region.   

Happy Chicks Bakery (Feature)

Happy Chicks vegan bakery opens a brick-and-mortar shop in Northside

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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.   

The Food + Drink Issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 Welcome to CityBeat’s annual Food & Drink Issue. Throughout history, food and beverages have always gone together because if you don’t eat or drink for a couple of days, you die.    

A Smattering of Restaurants with a Focus on Food and Drink

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A list of restaurants that focus on alcohol, whether that be through craft cocktails, fancy margaritas, extensive wine lists or locals-only beer taps, in case you want to get straight to the point and grab a brew and a bite. Because what’s the point of eating if you aren’t drinking, too?  

Farm Fresh

Chef Ryan Santos provides a literal farm-to-table al fresco dining experience at Carriage House Farm

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 On a recent Saturday, Chef Ryan Santos of Please, a mobile dining pop-up, uses pages from old copies of CityBeat to light a fire. Santos moves quietly and efficiently between trays of colorful but gnarled carrots, turning them gently over the brick-lined grates as the afternoon warms.   

From Dice to Dinner

Dining options inside and outside the casino

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Outside the balmy perimeter of Margaritaville, conveniently nestled within the confines of the Horseshoe Casino’s walls, sits steakhouse Jack Binion’s, Café Italia and all-you-can-eat Spread Buffet. And each of these kitchens (plus the banquet and event center catering) are overseen by Horseshoe Casino Executive Chef Pete Ghione.     

The Science of Food + Alcohol Pairings

Do certain taste combinations really elevate the dining experience?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Is there actual science behind why certain foods taste better with certain beverages? It turns out there is, and some of our local food professionals know exactly why.     

Apple Time

12 local apple-y adaptations

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Summer’s the soggy time of year. It’s steamy, but when fall rolls around, you’ve got a chance at staying starched. Fall’s the crisp season; fall’s an apple.   

Cafes Inside CAM, Taft Offer Tasty Treasures

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 24, 2012
These two museums don’t just have wonderful art — they also both have fantastic cafés. I recently undertook a mission to dine at both: CAM’s Terrace Café and the Lindner Family Café at the Taft Museum. I decided that I wouldn’t just eat at the cafés — I would also see what treasures the museums had to offer.   

Green Dog Cafe (Review)

Offering an eco and vegetarian friendly take on dining

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Green Dog Cafe is exploding on the scene and so far has been met with mixed reviews. Why? Because it’s different. Seeing as it was started by veteran restaurateurs Mark and Mary Swortwood, who also started the Brown Dog Cafe in Blue Ash and Tinks Cafe in Clifton, the decision to forgo conventional table service in favor of a walk-up counter wasn’t made on a whim.  

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