Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Yat ka Mein is worth the trip

Chinese restaurants are sadly under-represented in my restaurant reviews. Considering how many there are, you’d think I’d review them more often. But it’s hard to pick out which are different or better enough to reward a closer look. I always say, anyway, that the best Chinese restaurant is the one on your way home from … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: Yat ka Mein is worth the trip

Campbell’s Scoop: How to start a charcoal fire

There is absolutely nothing new about the charcoal chimney. They’ve been around at least 30 years. But I’ve made it a personal responsibility to let people in Cincinnati know about them, so I often mention them this time of year. And still, people tell me they  hadn’t heard about them before. So I’m just going … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: How to start a charcoal fire

Campbell’s Scoop: Food Truck Event on Fountain Square Supports Josh Cares

I’ve just finished putting together a list of all the food trucks. (At least all I could track down.) There are so many more than last year:  It’s quite impressive how many people have decided to make a go of mobile food vending. It’s hard to keep up with all the new trucks. But if you … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Food Truck Event on Fountain Square Supports Josh Cares

Campbell’s Scoop: The Days of June

It was national doughnut day last week. June  is hot dog month. And Thursday is National Fry Day.  Now that one I’m especially interested in. So, a question for you all. If I were to celebrate National Fry Day by eating French fries for lunch, where would you send me?  Or where would you go?  … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: The Days of June

Campbell’s Scoop: What I Ate This Weekend

Sunday I rolled out of bed and got to Hyde Park Farmers’ Market for the first time this season.It’s Sunday, I’m just shopping-why comb my hair? Then  I always run into more people I know than I ever do on a weekday. . . I started with  a new drink from La Terza     … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: What I Ate This Weekend

Campbell’s Scoop: All You Can Eat Prime Rib

Here’s how you can show Dad you love him and want him to be . . . full. Crave is doing an all-the-prime-rib-you-care-to-eat special on Father’s Day . It’s available from 4- close (10 p.m.), and check it out: it’s $19.95.   Crave is on The Banks at 175 Joe Nuxhall Way. Make a reservation … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: All You Can Eat Prime Rib

Campbell’s Scoop: Date set for Diner en Blanc

According to the Facebook page of Diner en Blanc, the secret picnic party to which everyone shows up in white, they’ve set their Cincinnati date for this year. It’s Sept. 7 , location to be determined, of course, and not disclosed until the day of the party. It looks like it costs $26 + $5 … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Date set for Diner en Blanc

Campbell’s Scoop: De Cavel and Solnom to open new French cafe

Jean-Robert de Cavel and his fellow Frenchman Jean Philippe Solnom will soon be opening a little French cafe Downtown. They’ve signed a lease on the tiny spot that was Mayberry, and then Burnell’s, at 915 Vine St.. It will be called French Crust and will have authentic French pastries, light lunches and coffee.  The menu … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: De Cavel and Solnom to open new French cafe

Campbell’s Scoop: Cincitalia this weekend

  Asian Food Fest or Cincitalia? Fortunately, if you like both Asian and Italian food, both go for more than one day. Cincitalia is presented by St. Catharine of Siena Parish of Westwood, and features  Italian food, music and culture. It kicks off with an adults-only ³Carnevale!² ­ complete with cooking demonstrations, music and Italian … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Cincitalia this weekend

Campbell’s Scoop: Twitterview with Lam Dang from Asian Food Fest

Polly Campbell talks with one of the organizers about this weekend’s festival at the Banks, via Twitter: [View the story "Polly's interview with Lam Dang from Asian Food Fest" on Storify] . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Twitterview with Lam Dang from Asian Food Fest

Campbell’s Scoop: Dishcrawl

Dishcrawl Cincinnati, which organizes walking tours of Downtown restaurants, is introducing a new mode of transportation for their upcoming taco tour event. They’ve teamed up with Pedal Wagon, the 15-seat pedal-powdered bicycle. They’ll be visiting several Downtown restaurants that serve tacos. As with all Dishcrawl events, the restaurants aren’t named until you show up for the tour. … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Dishcrawl

Campbell’s Scoop: Food Trucks at Washington Park

About 10  to 12 food  trucks will be at Washington Park tomorrow to inaugurate the new mobile food-vending spot there.  They’ll get there are 11 and serve lunch. . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Food Trucks at Washington Park

Campbell’s Scoop: Winners from 2013 Best of Taste of Cincinnati

The Taste of Cincinnati has announced the winners of Best of Taste for 2013. The process of choosing the winners was different this year than it has been in the past. Rather than bringing the dishes to a panel of judges to try, the judges went to the d… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Winners from 2013 Best of Taste of Cincinnati

Campbell’s Scoop: Kaze will have lunch on weekend

Kaze is now open for lunch on weekends. They’re serving a new lunch menu in the covered outdoor beer garden. It has a few items from their regular menu, along with new, light dishes such as the elly-belly, which is egg and crispy pork belly on a yeast bun, ramen tonkatsu, also with pork belly, a “Nice … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Kaze will have lunch on weekend

Campbell’s Scoop: SwampWater Grill will serve Cajun food

SwampWater Grill and Smokehouse will soon be serving  authentic Cajun-style food in the Riverside Centre Antique Mall in the East End. Owner Chris Ornella said he’s hoping to open in the first week of June. Ornella, who recently bought the antique mall, said his partner Kirk Prest is the man behind the Cajun menu. He’s a … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: SwampWater Grill will serve Cajun food

Campbell’s Scoop: This Nutella cake smells sweet in the oven

Campbell’s Table I saved this recipe for Nutella pound cake and bought the jar of Nutella to make it – for some special occasion, I thought. Then recently – I’m not sure what came over me – I just made it during an evening’s worth of commercials. It hadn’t cooled before I went to bed, … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: This Nutella cake smells sweet in the oven

Campbell’s Scoop: Take a look inside the new Boca

Boca opens on Monday. More than just a new location for the Oakley restaurant, this is a complete re-making of a key location in Cincinnati dining, 114 E. 6th St. That was the address of Maisonette, where fine dining with high standards prevailed for a… . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Take a look inside the new Boca

Campbell’s Scoop: Review: The food speaks for itself at Sotto

Sotto, the new Italian restaurant Downtown, is named for its location in a basement that was once La Normandie. Sotto means “under,” and I have been remembering the name by thinking of the term sotto voce, or under the breath. It’s a term from theater and music that means lowering your voice to emphasize something … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Review: The food speaks for itself at Sotto

Campbell’s Scoop: Need Mother’s Day dining possibilities?

If you need restaurant ideas for Mother’s Day, check out the gallery above. And below are a few more ideas: Gabby’s in Wyoming has brunch on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. At 4 p.m., they serve their regular menu along with a fried chicken dinner. 515 Wyoming Ave. 513-821-6040 Chez Nora, Mother’s Day buffet: 10 … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Need Mother’s Day dining possibilities?

Campbell’s Scoop: Graeter’s wins Best Ice Cream from Munchies Awards

The Munchies are People’s Choice style food award, with foods from around the country in various categories nominated by chefs and food experts, then voted for on-line on The Tablespoon, which is a General Mills site. Andrew Zimmern  hosted the awards, which include quite a few categories, including TV shows, restaurants, bakeries, etc, mostly fitting … . . . → Read More: Campbell’s Scoop: Graeter’s wins Best Ice Cream from Munchies Awards

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