A little bit of sweet and a lot of spicy, W Bar + Bistro’s red-pepper bisque will keep you warm during the long Cincinnati winters. Red bell peppers are blended into a thick soup with bits of green apple to add just a touch of sour to the peppers’ sweetness. But that’s not all — the spices in the soup kick it up several degrees on the Scoville scale, leaving you with a pleasantly spicy burn to balance out that sweet-sour flavor. If you need something to cool off your meal, pair the bisque with W Bar + Bistro’s Nut + Berry Salad. wbarbistro.com.