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It’s Graeter’s vs. Primanti on Saturday

Our fascination with mayors’ wagers over sporting events continues: the Cincinnati Bengals play the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL playoff game Saturday, and the mayors of both cities have put up their towns’ signature foods in support of the home teams. Cincinnati’s buffet is headlined by Graeter’s ice cream, which will be accompanied by chili and coneys from Gold Star and unspecified food from the Montgomery Inn (known for their ribs). The Pittsburgh cache features Primanti’s sandwiches and other items from Heinz, Dream Cream ice cream, and Smiley Cookies. We’re giving the edge to Cincinnati, food-wise.

Learn to Make Sausage in Cincinnati!

Looking for a special gift for your favorite carnivore? Here’s an idea that we think she or he would love: a sausage-making class at the Avril-Bleh Meat Market in Cincinnati. The class last three to four hours, and during that time you’ll grind, mix, stuff, and link a dozen or more types of homemade sausage. The cost is $125, which sounds pretty reasonable to us for the class but it’s way more reasonable than you think, because you get to take home all the sausage you make! That generally runs between 15 and 18 pounds of links. They also serve everyone a sausage lunch, and you get a t-shirt to boot. Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for Peppermint Ice Cream!

When the weather turns cold, and the scent of pine is in the air… and twinkling lights hang from the eaves, and fat men in red suits loiter on street corners and in department stores… it can only mean one thing: peppermint ice cream is back! We’re not talking about the green mint chip ice cream that is available year round (and which is quite alright by us) but that (unfortunately) seasonal pink concoction, often studded with red and white bits of peppermint candy. Continue reading

Giordano’s Coming to Cincinnati

Giordano’s continues to expand. They’re bringing their Chicago deep-dish pizza to Cincinnati, hoping to sign the first lease by the end of the year. Giordano’s is expecting to eventually open at least half a dozen restaurants in the Cincinnati area when all is said and done.

Goetta Life

There are two kinds of goetta fans: those who live in or come from the Cincinnati area, and those who have received their advanced degrees in regional eating. Yes, for some reason goetta (pronounced as if the “o” wasn’t there), unlike its close Philadelphia cousin scrapple, has never ventured beyond its hometown. Goetta is a loaf made with ground pork and/or beef and pinhead oats (which are the coarse oats also known as steel-cut or Irish). It’s then sliced and fried, often for breakfast. Continue reading

LAF in the A.M. March 1st, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day


A Closer Look at Beard Honoree Guelaguetza of LA

More Details on Gus’s Fried Chicken Atlanta Arrival

Graeter’s Seasonal Flavor Made with Kentucky Bourbon

Fine Italian Disguised as a Diner in Katonah NY

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LAF in the A.M. February 14th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day


Pie and Ice Cream Benefit at TX Brewery

Top 10 Food Cities in the World

Shake Shack Comes to Baltimore Monday

Local Praise for Giordano’s of Indy

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LAF in the A.M. January 30th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day


La Poutine Week: Feb 1st through 7th

Is Lynn Winter Thinking About Reopening Paradise Cafe?

Perp Caught Pie-Handed During Arnold’s Country Kitchen Break-In

The Camp Washington Chili Story

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LAF in the A.M. January 12th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day


U of Cincy Students Pick Skyline, Graeter’s

Ann Arbor’s Blimpy Burger: Love and Pain

The Tucson Tamale Company Story

The Man Behind Bob’s Clam Hut of Kittery, Maine

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LAF in the A.M. December 20th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

Skyline Chili Watch

NYC: Deli Capital

Marty’s Donut Land of Ipswich Has Closed

Canadian Columnist Samples NOLA Fried Chicken

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LAF in the A.M. October 27th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Graeter’s Watch

The newest Graeter’s ice cream shop opened Friday in Norwood, a city surrounded by Cincinnati, in the University Station development. Continue reading

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