Louie's Grill Fusion jazzes up everyday meals with south-of-the-border flavors from Mexico and Cuba that rouse snoozing, spice-craving taste buds. Dip a toe in the meal fountain with appetizers such as fried plantains ($5.49) or a towering plate of nachos ($6.99), or dive right in with a Fiesta burger ($9.79), a half pounder topped with fried onions, slivered avocado, and chipotle ranch with a side of sweet potato fries.
Craving Cuban? Plantain Cafe's flavorful cuisine sure hits the spot. Plan to indulge a bit at Plantain Cafe, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Plantain Cafe, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Plantain Cafe — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. You can also serve food from Plantain Cafe at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Guests take to street parking at Plantain Cafe's E Gay St spot.
You can eat for next to nothing at Plantain Cafe, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15. Plantain Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Explorers Club's cozy, 100-year-old brick exterior lends a deceptively comfortable face to the restaurant's constantly experimenting kitchen. Owner Tracy Studer?a veteran of the late Harold Smith's Gloria Caf??roots her eatery's fare in playfully updated Latin American food such as chorizo sliders and plantain-topped burgers. The menu boasts unusual additions such as his chili-citrus-flavored vegetable lo mein. Monthly menus jet around the globe?614 Magazine notes that after deciding on "a country or cuisine," the chef "spends months researching the ingredients, history, and flavor profiles, and then experimenting in the kitchen," turning out tributes to Germany, Spain, and Hungary. An impressive range of vegan and vegetarian options makes use of soy-based tempeh and tofu, catering to animal-loving humans and self-hating venus flytraps.
A familiar sight around Cincinnati, the Basecamp1 Burgers & Fries food truck has been supplying the city with gourmet burgers and hot, steak-cut fries for years. Their popularity and enduring success has allowed the company to go brick-and-mortar, attached to Dive Bar. Now, your favorite menu items (and some newcomers) are available in a fixed location. Their burgers and fries are available until 2 a.m. on weekends.
Grecos? chefs describe their menu of breakfast and lunch items as ?Indie street food.? Aiming to provide an eclectic range of foods from all over the world, they offer street tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more. The eatery is located inside the main lobby at Longworth Hall, a historical building that once held freight and passenger locomotives. Paying homage to the rich history, Grecos showcases pictures of graffiti plastered across moving trains.