Restaurant Reviews

Haute Cuisine: The Addition of Sushi Restaurant Baru Further Elevates Downtown’s Dining Scene

There probably are dozens of places in Greater Cincinnati to sample sushi, but restaurants that also offer an array of Japanese dishes are not as plentiful. That’s why I was intrigued to sample the downtown restaurant Baru.

By Pama Mitchell

This story is featured in CityBeat's Oct. 4 print edition. Over the past several months, my appreciation for Japanese cuisine has grown exponentially thanks to a few remarkable additions to Cincinnati’s dining scene...

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Eat, Drink and Be Cozy at These Greater Cincinnati Restaurants and Bars With Heated Igloos and Patios

It's getting cold out here in Cincinnati, but just because the mercury's dropping doesn't mean you have to move the party inside.…

By CityBeat Staff

Braxton Brewing Co. (Covington)
27 W. Seventh St., Covington
Keep cozy in one of 10 heated rooftop igloos featuring a ski-resort theme. Order piping hot pizza from Dewey’s to enjoy in the igloo, and to drink, Braxton has 15 beers on tap, as well as two wines (a red and white option), High Noon vodka sodas and a small selection of liquor. You can reserve an igloo for $35 for a two-and-a-half-hour time slot. Each one seats up to eight people and includes a Bluetooth speaker.
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Greater Cincinnati Comfort-Food Restaurants Better Than Dinner With Your Dysfunctional Family

With the holidays coming up, you might be spending a lot of time and dinners with your family — and depending on…

By CityBeat Staff

Soul Secrets
1434 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
This OTR spot doesn’t just offer soul food – their recipes tell the story of owner Candice Holloway’s family. "Our recipes – that's what we bring to the table. They're historic, they're traditional, they are original, they're from scratch, they are made with love,” Holloway told CityBeat. A look at the menu shows entrees that, in a lot of the South, would just be called good ol’ home cooking, like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, fried whiting and catfish. On the side, there’s macaroni and cheese, collard greens, sweet potatoes and cornbread — the kinds of dishes prepared for the family and that you’d hope for when someone offers to “fix you a plate.”
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25 Restaurants Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives Within Driving Distance of Cincinnati

Welcome to Flavortown. Guy Fieri is well known for his hit show Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, on which he travels all over the…

By CityBeat Staff

Big Jays Place
930 Hempstead Drive, Finneytown
Season 38, Episode 1
Big Jays Place in Finneytown offers a menu bursting with flavor from its Caribbean comfort food dishes, like the Soul Food Plate, featuring jerk chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and cilantro rice, or the half-pound Jerk Burrito, which comes with a choice of shrimp, jerk chicken or salmon. But what Big Jays is best known for is its oxtail, which Fieri got to try on his visit, saying, “If you don’t like oxtail, then come on down here to the oxtail conversion program.”
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All the $10 Pizzas You Can Enjoy During Cincinnati Pizza Week

Things are about to get cheesy in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Pizza Week returns Monday-Sunday, Nov. 6-12 and with it brings $10 pizza deals…

By Katherine Barrier

Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
336 Monmouth St., Newport; 1990 N. Bend Road, Hebron; 10336 US Highway 42, Union; 1 E. High St., Lawrenceburg; 8974 Reading Road, Reading
Old World Pepperoni: This 10-inch Old World Style pizza begins with a base of sliced mozzarella, homemade red sauce and pepperoni. It’s then baked to perfection in Strong’s Italian brick oven.
Almost Famous Hot & Spicy: A 10-inch pie featuring buffalo cream sauce, mozzarella, jalapeños and bacon and topped with Grippo’s BBQ Chips for an amazing, crunchy kick.
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