Cooking Channel show spotlights Over The Rhine eatery Saturday

May 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Cooking Channel show spotlights OTR eatery Saturday
Just a reminder: “America’s Best Bites” features Dan and Lana Wright at Abigail Street, their Over-the-Rhine Mediterranean restaurant, on Saturday (4:30 p.m., Cooking Channel). The half-hour show was shot in January.

Here’s what I blogged about it back in April:

Abigail Street, the Mediterranean restaurant on Vine Street, will appear with its owners Daniel and Lana Wright on a Cooking Channel Show called “America’s Best Bites.” The episode featuring Abigail Street was shot in January, and will air at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

This is the first season for the show, hosted by Natalie Forte. She travels to cities around the country, finding good restaurants and highlighting a few particularly delicious things on their menu. Since this is the Cooking Channel, chefs show how they make the dish and share the recipe.

Dan Wright said he thought many of the restaurants were in the Midwest, and the restaurants were refined, chef-driven restaurants, not the diners and traditional restaurants so often featured on road shows.

Wright couldn’t tell me what items he demonstrated, but said two are pretty easy, and another is a bit of a challenge for home cooks. He said the shoot for the half-hour show took three days and includes interviews with him and Lana about their childhoods, food influences and ideas for the restaurant.

“I have no idea what she said, and she doesn’t know what I said, either,” he said.
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/dining/2013/05/03/cooking-channel-show-spotlights-otr-eatery-saturday/

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA – September 21-23, 2012

September 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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September 21-23, 2012 OktoberfestCincinnati, Ohio
The largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country and the second largest in the world. Attendance: 500,000.

When:
Festival Hours:
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
Noon-midnight (Fountain Square only)
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
11 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Where:
On six blocks of Fifth Street, from Vine Street to Sentinel in Downtown Cincinnati.

Cost:
Free!

Parking:
Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage for only $5. Parking info.

Features:

Oktoberfest Sneak Peek
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
Noon-midnight
Fountain Square ONLY

6th Annual John Morrell Running of the Wieners
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
Noon-1 p.m.

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
1:15-2:15 p.m.

Opening Ceremony and Keg Tapping
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
11:30 a.m.

The World’s Largest Chicken Dance
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
1:30 p.m., Fountain Square

Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Championship
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
5:00 p.m., Fountain Square

Cincinnati.com Glockenspiel
Every hour on the hour,
at Fifth and Broadway

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

American hot dog revolution

July 4, 2012 at 12:32 PM | Posted in Food, Hot Dogs | Leave a comment
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American hot dog revolution
Let’s be frank: Nowadays, it’s what’s on top that inspires a region

 

Written by
Polly Campbell

 

Any list of All-American foods being prepared this Independence Day would have to include the hot dog. It’s a friendly little dish that’s easy to grill, cheap to buy and beloved across the country.

You know what else is All-American? Ingenuity – and taking a good thing and making it better.

That’s what’s been happening to hot dogs lately, as chefs at all levels get creative with the tube steak. They’re topping them with ingredients that likely have never shared a bun with a frank.

At Senate Restaurant on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine’s Gateway District, they make a new hot dog every day and name it after whatever pop buzz is in the air.

At nearby Tot Dogs, they expand the repertoire by offering Italian, chicken and andouille dogs along with salsas, slaws and all kinds of cheeses.

The Good Dog on Main Street, Downtown, starts with old-fashioned natural casing dogs and goes from there.

Mayday in Northside has beefed up its hot dog menu lately (if that’s the right terminology for a place that includes a vegan dog) with all kinds of toppings, including a house apricot ketchup.

There are two food trucks, Mr. Hanton’s and Gene’s, that specialize in topped dogs (though their toppings are fairly traditional).

Even Great American Ball Park has added fancy dogs at the Machine Room, including one based on a Vietnamese banh mi.

So, for your summer grill-outs, take a tip from those eateries. Keep the grilling simple, but get elaborate with the toppings. You can put out a random selection and let your friends create their own hot dog – and own names.

To get your imagination started, we asked restaurant owners to share with us a their favorite dog topping recipes. They are loosely re-created in our photos.

Note: lot of local restaurants use the all-beef dogs made right downtown at Avril-Bleh & Sons on Court Street. They also make an all-pork and a natural casing wiener.

 

Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

 

http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120704/LIFE01/307040018/American-hot-dog-revolution?odyssey=nav%7Chead

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