The Dining Guide: Northern Comfort

This year, the Dining Guide takes a look at the past, present, future and vegetarian leanings of comfort food in the Queen City.

click to enlarge Spring House Chicken with Black Bean Salad at Silver Spring House
Spring House Chicken with Black Bean Salad at Silver Spring House

Cincinnati is just a stone’s throw away from officially being part of America’s South — but that doesn’t mean Southern comfort food classics like barbecue, fried chicken and mac and cheese haven’t unofficially made their way across our border. With a history steeped in pork production and beer, this city can claim chicken shacks and barbecue joints among some of its most enduring and most popular eateries. This year, the Dining Guide takes a look at the past, present, future and vegetarian leanings of comfort food in the Queen City, with a hearty helping of additional restaurant listings, in case you ain’t feeling the Carolina sauce. 


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