Best Of 2019

Bakersfield OTR
Photo: Paige Deglow
Bakersfield OTR

2. Sotto

3. Nada

2. Bruegger’sBagels

3. The Bagelry

4. Lil’s Bagels

5. Panera Bread

6. Einstein Bros. Bagels

7. Big Apple Bagels

8. Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli

9. Everything Bagels

10. Skip’s BagelDeli

Best Barbecue
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

2. City Barbeque

3. Montgomery Inn

4. Lucius Q

5. Pickles and Bones Barbecue

6. Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ

7. Sweets & Meats BBQ

8. Just Q’in

9. Midwest Best BBQ and Creamery

10. Big Art’s BBQ Grille

2. Pies & Pints

3. Taft’s Ale House

2. First Watch

3. Taste of Belgium

4. Maplewood Kitchen and Bar

5. Sugar n’ Spice Restaurant 

6. Hang Over Easy

7. The Echo Restaurant

8. The Main Cup

9. The Original Pancake House

10. Wild Eggs

Best Brunch
Photo: Brittany Thornton

2. First Watch

3. Sleepy Bee Café

4. Maplewood Kitchen and Bar

5. Orchids at Palm Court

6. Grand Finale

7. The Greyhound Tavern

8. Hang Over Easy

9. Cozy’s Café & Pub

10. Nation Kitchen and Bar

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill

3. Mazunte

2. Nada

3. Skyline Chili

2. Eckerlin Meats

3. Hyde Park Fine Meats and Catering


2. The Rhined

3. Share: Cheesebar

2. Cincy Steak & Lemonade

3. 13th Street Alley

2. Jose Salazar (Salazar, Mita’s)

3. Danny Combs (Sotto)

4. Daniel Wright (Senate, Abigail Street, Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ)

5. David Falk (Boca)

6. Christian Gill (Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey)

7. Alfio Gulisano (Ché, Alfio’s Buon Cibo, The Butcher and Barrel)

8. Frances Kroner (Sleepy Bee Café, Aster)

9. Mark Bodenstein (S.W. Clyborne Co.)

10. Mitch Arens (Hotel Covington)

2. Revolution Rotisserie & Bar

3. Silver Spring House

2. Gold Star Chili

3. Dixie Chili

Best Chili (Non-Chain)
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

2. Blue Ash Chili

3. Pleasant Ridge Chili

2. Oriental Wok

3. P.F. Chang’s

2. Maverick Chocolate Co.

3. Esther Price Fine Chocolates

2. Carabello Coffee

3. College Hill Coffee Co. and Casual Gourmet

2. Dunkin’ Donuts

3. Caribou Coffee