A Forkable Feast provides an array of restaurant-quality meals packaged in microwave- and oven-safe containers, ready to be taken home, reheated, and devoured with all the ferocity of a sun-swallowing Fenris wolf. Signature entrees include savory veal and ricotta meatballs ($6.95), mac 'n' cheese with herbed goat cheese ($4.95), and lemon-rosemary chicken ($6.95). Assemble a full meal by partnering a lonely entree with a winsome side dish, such as succotash, creamy mashed potatoes, or lemon-orzo salad ($2.95 each). Glowing obediently behind the cashier, the brick pizza oven ushers forth crispy, wood-fired pies such as the minimalist margherita or the roasted-vegetable varietal, which employs a delectable cast of portobello mushrooms, onions, zucchini, pesto, and mozzarella ($7.50). A Forkable Feast also cooks up a reputable variety of gluten-free meals to share its edible accomplishments with the gluten averse.
The intermingling aromas of bold curries, roasting meats, and vibrant herbs and spices all demonstrate Delhi Palace's commitment to traditional Indian cuisine. Showcasing a variety of meaty as well as vegetarian-friendly dishes, the menu features a number of familiar staples. Tender lamb in a spicy vindaloo sauce, homemade cheese cubes cooked in spinach and cream, and yogurt-marinated chicken straight from the fusion-powered tandoor oven represent the diverse range of possibilities available from the menu's pan-regional selection. Going beyond savory flavors, the menu also indulges sweet teeth with mango lassis blended with chilled yogurt.
Patrick Bowling and John Kimzey conspire with nearby farmers to concoct the locally sourced dishes—all imaginative interpretations of Latin fare—that populate Poco a Poco’s brunch and dinner menus. Dinner entrees include “The” cheeseburger ($14), which upgrades a classic formula by fashioning a heaping, house-ground beef patty in tomato confit, grilled onions, and aromatic Thai basil and mint. The pork-belly-laden puerco tacos ($9) arrive at tables accompanied by helpings of slaw and lime crema made at home, like counterfeit money, and the vegetales tacos ($9) fill herbivorious bellies. Though not included in this Groupon, the chef’s specialty is a whole roasted suckling pig, large enough to feed up to 22 people and perfect for extended-family gatherings or settling a tied soccer match with a suckling-pig-eating contest.
Located across from Nordstrom, Trio Bistro, which is independently owned—and proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary—has spent nearly a quarter century perfecting its bounty of steaks, seafood, and specialty pizzas and flatbreads. Its culinary team of three is spearheaded by Executive Chef Adam Wylie, formerly of Boca and Nada. Wylie's entrees incorporate locally sourced fresh ingredients and flavors complimented by a new line of more than 25 craft beers. The menu draws inspiration from kitchens all over the globe—it's packed with pizzas that deliver Thai and Mediterranean toppings, fish that hails from Alaska and New England, and meatloaf, a 20-year mainstay. The bistro's small plates have earned them an excellent rating on Zagat. The eatery also features a new bar menu and tasty light snack bites.
When George Clooney was in town filming The Ides of March, he made reservations at Trio Bistro. Equal parts California wine bar and Florida coastal bistro, Trio Bistro has won over celebrities, critics, and patrons with its fresh seafood, including grouper flown in from Florida daily, as well as its meticulous service. Cincinnati.com praises Trio Bistro’s staff, saying, "there is clearly a good system in place that allows servers to do their job well," and Gayot lauds the "young vibe, all-ages clientele and a hip, circular bar made for hanging out." This carefully maintained ambiance accommodates any dining experience, be it an in-and-out dinner or a leisurely evening sharing a bottle of Orin Swift’s blend of zinfandel, cabernet, syrah, and petite sirah.
Sunlight comes flooding through the venue's elongated windows, glinting off cherry wood accents and warm white tablecloths. In the Veranda room, two fireplaces blaze.
At Embers, flames dance in a stacked-stone torch and gas lanterns, and atop the wicks of candles, all of which illuminate floral oil paintings and black-and-white photos of Cincinnati history. Just as the restaurant’s name evokes images of fire, so too does its menu of steaks and chops aged for 28 days. The Filet Oscar arrives at the table with a king-crab crust–a touch that tips its hat toward the restaurant’s seafood specialties. Seared scallops, grilled Scottish salmon, and broiled lobster tail grace the list, though the grill’s flames bypass the extensive sushi selections. The staff recommends pairings with one of 11 signature cocktails or wines and beers from around the world.