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Sotto

First time visiting Sotto, a just-the-right-amount-of-fancy Italian joint occupying the former La Normandie space downtown. Every dish? Fantastic. Like, really incredibly awesome. One might complain some dishes too small, but it really is worth saving room for dessert. (Specifically, the ricotta doughnuts…) The communal table was a great place to poll neighbors about their menu favorites, but the candlelit tables filling the rest […]

Assembly Room Door Table

This door repurposed as a table. Hang Over Easy in Clifton. Recommended: Chicken & Chorizo skillet, Futura

I fully support brunch

I _tried_ to read this damning article about how brunch is for jerks, but I couldn’t finish it. Sure, breakfast is one thing I know how to make. Yes, I loathe lines and hungover people. But it’s a great way to see friends on the weekend and what the heck ever. I’m whining about whining. […]

Ruth’s Parkside Cafe

If you ever ate at Mullanes back in the day in Cincinnati, you’ll be thrilled to know it lives on in spirit (and many menu items) at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe in the American Can Factory building in Northside. Start with the beet salad and end with the gooey butter cake. As for what to pick […]

The new, new Boca

So I’m the guy that just likes the crème, and not so much the brûlée. So if we ever share a dessert, feel free to chip all that burnt sugar off and let me at the pudding. Shared this at the Boca in Cincinnati, a longtime favorite that recently moved downtown. The new space is phenomenal and […]

Barrio

First time trying out the new (our third!) taqueria to open up in Northside: Barrio. Try the elote, caesar salad with deep fried cornbread croutons, and if you’ve room? Churros with chocolate for dessert. Also? Fantastic patio.

Ko-Sho

I used to eat Ko-Sho every chance possible when I worked downtown. They moved to Northside a while ago and my regard has not waned. I always get a bento box, some sides of sushi, and leave happy.

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