Best Of 2022

Best Double Dutch

Longtime pony keg and artisan food market Dutch’s Larder closed at the beginning of 2020 after a falling out between previous owners. That’s when Cincinnati restaurateur Brad Bernstein, well known for his upscale eatery Red Feather Kitchen in Oakley, stepped in. This past summer, Bernstein reopened Dutch’s after giving the interior a facelift and adding new seating to the expanded outdoor patio. Visitors to the longtime establishment can anticipate a similar business model under the direction of Bernstein, who told CityBeat that the space “will always be Dutch’s.” The spot still hosts its infamous burger nights, carries food from local purveyors in the market, and slings beer, wine and cocktails. It also recently became a permanent distribution spot for local pop-up Sebastian Bakehouse. Helmed by Laura Kate Adelman and Randy Sebastian — pastry chefs who have experience baking at such notable eateries as Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and Nobu Las Vegas — Sebastian Bakehouse excels in viennoiseries. Fans would frequently stand in line around the block during their pop-up events at Dutch’s, which they are continuing. But now the bakery also drops off goods twice a week, including items like orange cardamom morning buns, a reuben croissant and pain suisse brioché feuilleté. dutchscincy.com; sebastianbakehouse.com.