Hwy 55 Burgers serves classic diner eats and a sense of nostalgia to guests at more than 100 locations. Drivers are lured off the road for a bite by the franchise's retro neon sign; inside, everything from the black-and-white checkered floor to the teal-and-pink soda-fountain embodies a '50s diner. Once they've acclimated to their vintage surrounds and sudden urge to attend a sock hop, the only thing left to do is slide up to the counter and order a burger, cheesesteak, or sandwich complemented by a creamy milk shake and a side of fries.
Pearls are often prized for their exquisite appearance and oystery aroma, but Boba Cha values a different sort of pearl?bubble tea's chewy spheres of tapioca. This cozy shop in downtown Cincinnati specializes in creamy concoctions that combine sweet flavors with the tapioca pearls' satisfying chewiness. Aside from the signature bubble teas?which can be prepared hot or cold and with or without milk?the shop whips up frozen snow treats flavored with fruit and yogurt.
With a name like Curries: The Flavor of India, you'd be forgiven for thinking this restaurant only specializes in one dish. But far from it. Curries celebrates the diversity of north and south Indian flavors to Indo-Chinese options. The culinary team stirs lamb into classic curry, cooks chicken in onion-and-tomato mixes, and serves hyderabadi dum biryani. Curries also sports myriad vegetarian options, from crispy veggies and baby corn doused in sichuan sauce to marinated cottage cheese roasted in a clay oven. Along with traditional tandoori breads, Curries's feasts can be accompanied with mango lassi and masala tea.
Cuisine Type: Candy, Ice Cream, Gourmet Popcorn, Fudge
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular offering: Bulk Candy and Gourmet Popcorn
Outdoor Seating: No
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
I always loved going to candy stores while growing up. I wanted to recreate the feeling of taking a trip down memory lane?feeling like a kid every time you go into a candy store like ours.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our soft serve ice cream is available in vanilla and chocolate as well eight rotating flavors like caramel, butter pecan, butterscotch, and many more. All of our bulk candy is available to be used as toppings, ranging from gummies to chocolates and an endless possibility of combinations.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
Chocolate covered bacon. We offer various kinds such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate with sea salt, dark chocolate with sea salt, and milk chocolate peanut butter. The bacon and chocolate together creates a good blend of salty and sweet and make for a very delicious treat.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Hundreds of candies, gourmet popcorn, chocolates, fudge, ice cream, slush puppies, as well as Coke products. Basically all kinds of sweets can be found here.
Founders of Huntergreengrass Edward and Barb ousted meat from their diets more than three decades ago. Their conversion to vegetarianism launched them on a journey to wellness with many pit stops: they opened a health-food store and helmed a vegan catering company, and Edward penned a vegetarian cookbook. But the defining moment of their foray into health and understanding of compound words was when Barb began training under Dr. Ann Wigmore, a pioneer in the wheatgrass movement. As Barb learned about healthy living and the wheatgrass diet and began to adhere to it, she and Edward had their freshest idea yet: Huntergreengrass. Recently named Best Wheatgrass Fix by Cincinnati CityBeat, Huntergreengrass brings to Findlay Market a menu of juices, smoothies, soups, and vegetarian fare more health-focused than a multivitamin wrapped in kale and stuffed in a carrot. The flavorful beverages and noshes hail from Edward and Barb's organic, nutrient-fortified soil, where wheat berries flourish until they ripen to the peak of nutrition and sweetness at 6–10 inches. Then the couple snips all the stalks from one tray and stows them in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. The healthful shots brim with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and digestion-aiding enzymes. Shots can be swirled into sweet juices of antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies such as carrots, apples, beets, and oranges.
Taste of Belgium follows an authentic family recipe to make its waffles out of thick dough and coarse Belgian beet sugar. A specialized cast-iron press then crushes the dough into its distinctive waffle shape and caramelizes the sugar in the process. This gives the waffle a rich vanilla flavor and a delightful sweetness that doesn't require syrup. As such, you can eat waffles on the go without plates, forks, or Catholic guilt.