Food & Wine writer explores Over-the-Rhine's neighborhood revival and emerging restaurant, bars, shops and more.

OTR "One of the Country's Most Promising Food Scenes"
photo credit | Louis Rideout

"There is a new energy, a hopeful vibe, an almost infectious appreciation for this great place."

In a recent article about Over-The-Rhine, Food & Wine writer David Landsel had a lot to say about the history of the beloved neighborhood, taking readers on a journey from its humble pre-automobile beginnings and landmark architecture to its mid-century slide into neglect and recent phoenix-like rise to Brooklyn-esque buzz.

From his round-up of things to do, see and eat in the city’s downtown crown jewel:

He was particularly taken with the century-old Findlay Market, comparing it to Seattle’s famous Pike Place, only “without the tourist crush, Findlay Market has remained a treasure worth seeking out.” Landsel also gushed about Music Hall’s recent $135 million facelift, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar and the endless food options, from the gourmet pastries at Brown Bear Bakery, mouthwatering donuts at Holtman’s, comfort food breakfast spot Tucker’s and local celebrity French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel’s affordable chic Euro eatery French Crust.

His article is like a cheat sheet to everything great about OTR, with stops for fresh chops at Eckerlin Meats butcher shop, The Rhined for a variety of exotic cheeses and sandwiches, plus nods to award-winning Maverick Chocolate, Dojo Gelato and the latest addition to the city’s exploding drinks scene, Revel Urban Winery.

The piece, broken into breakfast, lunch and dinner has plenty more suggestions, so head over to Food & Wine to read the full article and start planning your Over-the-Rhine food and drinks journey.