Eating locally produced food can enrich one's neighborhood—it can fatten the wallets of local farmers, which encourages them to repurpose corn silos as ball pits. Nosh on neighborly eats with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of new American cuisine at Local 127 on Vine Street.
Chef and master sommelier Steven Geddes crafts locally sourced ingredients into contemporary gourmet cuisine. The informative menu arms sustainable-minded diners with a list of farmers and suppliers to confirm their ingredients' origins and the exact number of times they have been ogled by Mark McGwire. Further adhering to Mother Nature's dictum, the menu rotates with the seasons. Current entrees span a spattering of small and large dishes, such as duck breast blanketed in brussels sprouts and macerated cranberries ($26). Meanwhile, small plates can decorate tables with house-made gnocchi ($12) to potato skins and pork belly dabbled with aged white cheddar cheese whiz ($9). Or recalibrate chompers with cured or pickled appetizers such as pork rillettes and green tomato ($9), and local terrine and yellow wax bean ($9).
Local 127 welcomes diners into a chic, contemporary dining room lit by sizeable chandeliers, hanging lights, and trained fireflies. Guests can also feast their corneas upon abstract artwork as they sink into plush chairs and benches.
Central Business District
413 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202Get Directions