Suck on our salty meatballs, A.A. Gill.

Cincinnati Bites
Lamb Rogan Josh from Dusmesh Indian Restaurant

Food Links

The list of Cincinnati foodie websites is large but here are a few we especially enjoy, in no particular order.

Restaurant Health Inspection Reports

Cincinnati Food Safety Inspection Records

Find out just how sanitary that trendy new restaurant is. This search engine applies only to restaurants inside Cincinnati's city limits.

Hamilton County Food Service Inspection Reports

Get restaurant health inspection reports for Hamilton County establishments, not including the City of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville, Springdale or St. Bernard.

Northern Kentucky Health Department Food Scores

Search a database of inspection scores issued for Northen Kentucky restaurants and grocers.

Restaurant Dress Codes in Cincinnati

Cincy Chic

Cincy Chic offer's an interesting guideline for cincinnati restaurant dress codes. 99% of the restaurants reviewed on Cincinnati Bites fall under the "casual" category.

Cincinnati Food Blogs and Foodie Sites

The Sensitive Epicure

Erin Swing quit her job as a P&G chemist to pursue a culinary career. Like my brother, she was diagnosed with Celiac disease and a milk allergy. Her chemistry underpinnings serve her well in her baking and consulting business, which focuses on creating delicious gluten-free food. Check out her blog for amazingly wholesome, gluten-free recipes.

Get In Mah Belly

Liz offered many great, raw, brutally honest and hilariously funny reviews that often smacked in the face of several Cincinnati philosphies. For example, she thinks Graeter's is overrated. Hear, hear! Sadly, Liz shut down her site for good in 2012. She can now be found hosting Cincinnati Imports, a site targeting Cincinnati translants who are trying to navigate the city's unique, sometimes mystifying social scene.

The Food Hussy

She's thirtysomething and on a mission to find the best places to eat in Cincinnati!

Cincinnati Coney Quest

"Quest" visits area chili parlors for a much needed, in-depth analysis of Cincinnati-style chili and coneys.

Entertaining Views from Cincinnati

Join Eric, Neil and their cat, Dexter for a trip around town. They cover Cincinnati's landscape of things to do, places to go and, most importantly, food to eat!

Eat Be Merry

A resource for local food-related reviews and information in Greater Cincinnati.

Food For Thought

Mouth-watering, seasonal recipes from a busy, young professional.


There's something endearing about her style of writing; the turn-of-phrase on her blog posts paints enough of a picture that actual food photography is unnecessary. Her true identity is unknown to me, but I'd wager she'll write a great novel one day. Perhaps she already has.


Follow Courtney Tsitouris, a graphic designer-turned-culinary school student and cookbook author who documents her trials and tribulations at the Midwest Culinary Institute.

What I Ate This Week

The name of the blog says it all. Fun food blog concept, summarizing what the author, well, you know.

Wine Me, Dine Me

Julie Niesen is one of the top area restaurant bloggers, offering daily mini reviews and vibrant photos of great (and not so great) Cincinnati eateries.

Cincinnati Nomerati

Food reviews, recipes, glossy SLR-enchanced food photos...and stick figure drawings.

General Recipe Sites

The Hungry Wife

Armed with an arsenal of culinary books and magazines, Brooke hand-picks only the best recipes.

General Food Sites


Similar to Trainspotting, except more food porn, less heroin and no trains.

A great foodie resource for finding the country's best diners, drive-ins, dives and hole-in-the-walls.

Urban Spoon

A restaurant ratings site with restaurants broken down by major city.

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