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Jose Salazar sets opening date for new restaurant

 

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Chef Jose Salazar, four-time James Beard semifinalist, plans to open his third Cincinnati restaurant before the summer is out.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/07/31/jose-salazar-sets-opening-date-for-new-restaurant.html


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Here's the newest food business coming to Mount Lookout Square

 

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The latest food business coming to Mount Lookout Square is the new home for a longtime Cincinnati chef.

 

Chef Paul Liew's Citrus & Sago is opening on Mount Lookout Square. It will serve as a brick-and-mortar location for his catering business, but it will open to the public for private dining and pop-up events.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/08/exclusive-heres-the-newest-food-business-coming-to.html


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Downtown's first Nepali restaurant opens

 

Downtown's first Nepali restaurant has opened its doors, marking a more permanent fixture for a food vendor that has been feeding the Central Business District for years.

 

Bridges has been serving up Nepali cuisine on Fountain Square during summer lunch events since 2017. It opened its brick-and-mortar location at 133 E. Court St. on July 26. Flip through the photos for a look inside.

 

The downtown restaurant is Bridges' second. It opened at 4165 Hamilton Ave. in Northside in 2017. Before that, owner Ash Chipalu and his family had been serving food out of Findlay Market since 2015.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/08/downtowns-first-nepali-restaurant-opens-photos.html

 

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On 8/8/2019 at 4:45 PM, ColDayMan said:

Before that, owner Ash Chipalu and his family had been serving food out of Findlay Market since 2015.

 

We need to thank our stars we have a community asset as amazing as Findlay market.  Otherwise our city's restaurant portfolio consist mainly of Thunderdome clones.

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Walnut Hills coffee, craft beer shop to close

 

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A Walnut Hills coffee shop that specialized in rare regional craft beers is closing its doors after just more than two years in business.

 

Landlocked Social House, which opened at 648 E. McMillan St. on June 7, 2017, announced Tuesday that it will close for good on Aug. 17.

 

"Thank you to everyone who made this place special. We will never forget you, we will never forget our time together. We will be open this week," the establishment posted on its Facebook page. "Come pay your respects to this thing we built together. Landlocked Social House is Dead, Long Live Landlocked Social House."

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/13/walnut-hills-coffee-craft-beer-shop-to-close.html


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Enoteca Emilia returns in a new location

 

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Enoteca Emilia, the oft-praised Italian restaurant that was located in O’Bryonville, is reopening in Greater Cincinnati after a three-year absence.

 

Margaret Ranalli, owner of Enoteca Emilia, has signed a lease for the former Bella’s space in Loveland Station at 110 S. Second St. in Loveland. The new version of Enoteca Emilia is expected to open this fall.

 

After Enoteca Emilia closed in July 2016, Ranalli moved to Charleston, S.C., to work on a multi-concept restaurant development project. JoAnne Serdar of Entertainment Properties Inc. reached out to Ranalli about the former Bella’s space in April. 

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/13/exclusive-enoteca-emilia-returns-in-a-new-location.html


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36 minutes ago, ColDayMan said:

Walnut Hills coffee, craft beer shop to close

 

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A Walnut Hills coffee shop that specialized in rare regional craft beers is closing its doors after just more than two years in business.

 

Landlocked Social House, which opened at 648 E. McMillan St. on June 7, 2017, announced Tuesday that it will close for good on Aug. 17.

 

"Thank you to everyone who made this place special. We will never forget you, we will never forget our time together. We will be open this week," the establishment posted on its Facebook page. "Come pay your respects to this thing we built together. Landlocked Social House is Dead, Long Live Landlocked Social House."

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/13/walnut-hills-coffee-craft-beer-shop-to-close.html

 

Sad to hear. I liked that spot. Hopefully something else will take over the space, especially as that corner of Walnut Hills sees more development.

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Agreed, I never see people in pickled pig. They look closed half the week anyways. Its a shame, but I assume it'll be closing soon. 

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Hopefully adding new residents will help. Hard to service the current residents when the majority of them are living paycheck to paycheck and barely have money for groceries as is. 

 

Walnut Hills needs residents that have flexible money to go out to bars/restaurants/cafes, etc. Right now that just doesn't exist, and until that happens you will see alot of businesses close in Walnut Hills....that's the tricky business when it comes to being the first pioneers in a gentrifying neighborhood.....You become very self reliant on tourists from various neighborhoods, but can never rely on the residents of your specific neighborhood because they have no money. 

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1 hour ago, jmecklenborg said:

I never saw anyone there, like ever.  Same with the Pickled Pig directly across the street.  

 

They're too far off the beaten path. Too far from UC and too far from the portion of Walnut Hills residents that go out for coffee and beer.

 

I always wanted to try it out but never head a reason to in that area unless I was passing through.

 

Oddly enough, the only time I was in that building was ~15 years ago with a sick cat when it was a vet.

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4 minutes ago, Ram23 said:

Oddly enough, the only time I was in that building was ~15 years ago with a sick cat when it was a vet.

 

The Pickled Pig building was listed 3-4 years ago for $70,000.  It looks like they put some pretty big money into the place, maybe $100,000 or more.  The Landlocked place doesn't look like they invested that much, but I have to imagine that they've had days with less than $100 in sales.  Hours and hours with nobody coming in.  

 

Down the street, I don't understand why the so-called Comfort Station doesn't want people to know they're open or what they do.  No sign, no nothing.  

 

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There were customers there every time I went in. I'm sure the location wasn't perfect, but I really liked the place and it seemed to do well enough based on my casual observations. Clearly it didn't do well enough, but it seemed to do fine to me.

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13 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

Down the street, I don't understand why the so-called Comfort Station doesn't want people to know they're open or what they do.  No sign, no nothing.  

 

 

That's part of the gimmick. It's a speakeasy. People go there because there is no sign or anything. 

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23 minutes ago, DEPACincy said:

 

That's part of the gimmick. It's a speakeasy. People go there because there is no sign or anything. 

 

It's interesting if you're lame. 

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13 minutes ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

It's interesting if you're lame. 

 

It's not really my cup of tea, but there seems to be a lot of people who like it. 

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The new Firehouse Row Apartments and the work going on on East McMillan will probably add a lot of residents with decent amount of disposable income. Does anyone know how many units all the projects going on in Walnut Hills proper will add? Sorry being lazy in case anyone had the numbers more readily available.

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2 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

It's interesting if you're lame. 

 

Cool it Jake. People can have differing opinions. It's always great to back them up with more than just a imperceptive statement designed to infuriate instead of inform.

 

You can do better than this.

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3 hours ago, IAGuy39 said:

The new Firehouse Row Apartments and the work going on on East McMillan will probably add a lot of residents with decent amount of disposable income. Does anyone know how many units all the projects going on in Walnut Hills proper will add? Sorry being lazy in case anyone had the numbers more readily available.

 

Just some off the cuff numbers but looks like the Poste or "Firehouse Row" as it was previously called is added 91 one or studio units and 33 x 2 bedroom units so potential for 160 or so new residents.

 

Paramount Square project is added 44 market rate apartments or say maybe 60 residents.

 

So these two projects are adding 220 or so new residents at Market Rates which should help businesses in the area when they are open. I also think there is more going on than just those two proejcts in the area.

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1 hour ago, JYP said:

 

Cool it Jake. People can have differing opinions. It's always great to back them up with more than just a imperceptive statement designed to infuriate instead of inform.

 

You can do better than this.

 

It doesn't look open, which means it doesn't look welcoming.  The block looks the same as it did before they spent gobs of money rehabbing the building.  

 

 

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22 minutes ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

It doesn't look open, which means it doesn't look welcoming.  The block looks the same as it did before they spent gobs of money rehabbing the building.  

 

 

 

I will agree with that. The existing sign from when it was actually a "Public Comfort Station" is supposed to be the sign. My biggest pet peeve with the exterior is that its hard to tell which door to go in for the entrance. Yes its the blue door, but some people will try the beige door.


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Over-the-Rhine marshmallow shop to close

 

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An Over-the-Rhine sweets shop is closing its doors as it switches up its business model, planning a relaunch that will bring on a new line of products featuring CBD.

 

Quaintrelle Confections, which opened in December 2017 at 1210 Main St., will close Aug. 21. The company announced a shift in strategy on its Facebook page.

 

"After some long determination, I’ve decided in order to grow the business to switch over to online and wholesale only," owner Meggie Kraus wrote on the company's Facebook page. "We’ll take a few weeks to switch everything over, then launch again Oct 1st."

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/16/over-the-rhine-marshmallow-shop-to-close.html


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Peek inside Goose & Elder, Jose Salazar's newest restaurant

 

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Chef Jose Salazar's newest restaurant hosts its grand opening this week, and his third eatery adjacent to Findlay Market is all about comfort – in food and setting.

 

Goose & Elder, at 1800 Race St., will host its grand opening on Aug. 20. Salazar said the restaurant has been well received in soft openings so far. Flip through the attached photos for a look inside.

 

Goose & Elder is a casual American comfort food eatery. Its menu items include...

 

...stuff found below!

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/19/peek-inside-goose-elder-jose-salazars-newest.html

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On 8/16/2019 at 4:56 PM, ColDayMan said:

Over-the-Rhine marshmallow shop to close

 

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An Over-the-Rhine sweets shop is closing its doors as it switches up its business model, planning a relaunch that will bring on a new line of products featuring CBD.

 

Quaintrelle Confections, which opened in December 2017 at 1210 Main St., will close Aug. 21. The company announced a shift in strategy on its Facebook page.

 

"After some long determination, I’ve decided in order to grow the business to switch over to online and wholesale only," owner Meggie Kraus wrote on the company's Facebook page. "We’ll take a few weeks to switch everything over, then launch again Oct 1st."

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/16/over-the-rhine-marshmallow-shop-to-close.html

 

So all these super-niche unprofitable OTR shops are just going to take the "Detroit Family Video" approach to stay relevant, right?

 

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15 minutes ago, BigDipper 80 said:

 

So all these super-niche unprofitable OTR shops are just going to take the "Detroit Family Video" approach to stay relevant, right?

 

 

They're hobby businesses.  If they were in it for the long haul, they'd know that they need to own the building.  

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2 hours ago, ColDayMan said:

Peek inside Goose & Elder, Jose Salazar's newest restaurant

 

Chef Jose Salazar's newest restaurant hosts its grand opening this week, and his third eatery adjacent to Findlay Market is all about comfort – in food and setting.

 

Goose & Elder, at 1800 Race St., will host its grand opening on Aug. 20. Salazar said the restaurant has been well received in soft openings so far. Flip through the attached photos for a look inside.

 

Goose & Elder is a casual American comfort food eatery. Its menu items include...

 

...stuff found below!

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/19/peek-inside-goose-elder-jose-salazars-newest.html

 

And no mention of the fact that this space used to be a Gold Star Chili!

 

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New details emerge on soon-to-open downtown bagel shop

 

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When the Business Courier reported last month that Einstein Bros. Bagels was coming downtown, there weren't many more details than a sign in the doorway of the old Richter & Phillips space.

 

Now we know it will be opening the week of Feb. 27 at 202 E. Sixth St. downtown. It will be the third Cincinnati-area location joining Clifton and Highland Heights.

 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/02/09/new-details-emerge-on-soon-to-open-downtown-bagel.html

 

Not exactly sure when it happened but Einstein Bros. has closed.


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1 hour ago, Cygnus said:

 

Not exactly sure when it happened but Einstein Bros. has closed.

It’s been closed I believe for two maybe even more months. I’m assuming the company that owns that building is planning on renovating it. 

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Liberty Center quickly backfills restaurant space

 

Even though Cantina Laredo, an upscale Mexican restaurant chain that opened its first Cincinnati-area location at Liberty Center, closed this week, the leasing team for the $250 million mixed-use development has already backfilled the space.

 

Agave & Rye, a taco and tequila restaurant that has grown to two locations, will open a third location in the Cantina Laredo space. The restaurant signed a 10-year lease for the approximately 5,100-square-foot space.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/22/liberty-center-quickly-backfills-restaurant-space.html

 

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College Hill Japanese gastropub sets opening date

 

A Japanese gastropub from the longtime former chef of Kaze OTR is set to open its doors next week.

 

Kiki will open its doors at 5932 Hamilton Ave. in College Hill on Aug. 28. The gastropub is the latest project by chef Hideki Harada, who opened Kaze in 2013. Harada departed that restaurant to open Kiki in 2017.

 

In the interim, Harada has been hosting pop-up ramen dinners at the Northside Yacht Club on Monday nights. He also helped develop the sushi menu for Kaze after it passed into the ownership of the Thunderdome Restaurant Group.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/22/college-hill-japanese-gastropub-sets-opening-date.html

 

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Mortar grad opening Bond Hill bakery

 

A graduate of the Mortar entrepreneurship program who is working out of the Findlay Market Incubator Kitchen is opening a bakery in Bond Hill.

 

The Davis Cookie Collection, a 2016 graduate of Mortar – a program to help entrepreneurs in developing neighborhoods advance along with their surroundings – has signed a lease with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to open a bakery at 4926 Reading Road in Bond Hill.

 

Davis Cookie Collection specializes in gourmet cookies, brownies and other from-scratch desserts.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/23/mortar-grad-opening-bond-hill-bakery.html


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Dayton pizza chain to open another Greater Cincinnati location

 

A fast-growing Dayton pizza chain plans to open its ninth Greater Cincinnati location.

 

Rapid Fired Pizza will open a restaurant in Milford this fall. An opening date has not been set. The 1,900-square-foot store – at 200 Chamber Drive near Milford Parkway –  will seat 54 and employ 15-20 people.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/26/dayton-pizza-chain-to-open-another-greater.html


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CROWN REPUBLIC OWNERS PLAN TO OPEN STEAKHOUSE IN FORMER ANCHOR OTR SPACE

 

Crown Republic Gastropub owners, husband-and-wife duo Anthony Sitek (chef) and Haley Nutter-Sitek (general manager), have announced they will expand their reach to Over-the-Rhine with a boutique steakhouse concept in the former Anchor OTR location at the northeast corner of Washington Park, at 1401 Race St., set to debut in October.

 

The to-be-named restaurant will feature steaks by the ounce, plus seafood, frites, and a few staples from their first restaurant, such as handmade pasta. Sitek says they are aiming to provide an accessible perspective on white tablecloth dining.

 

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https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/article/crown-republic-owners-plan-to-open-steakhouse-in-former-anchor-otr-space/

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/26/former-anchor-otr-space-gets-new-life.html

 

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Downtown restaurant adds dinner hours

 

A downtown Cincinnati Asian restaurant that specializes in healthy fare is now open for dinner.

 

The Huit Restaurant Group's Crzy Monk at 627 Main St. held a soft opening for dinner on Aug. 24. The restaurant originally opened its doors on Feb. 28.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/27/downtown-restaurant-adds-dinner-hours.html

 

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Hyde Park restaurant opening second location downtown

 

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A Hyde Park Asian eatery is expanding its reach, with a location planned to open in the heart of Cincinnati's downtown by the end of the year.

 

E+O Kitchen, which first opened at 3250 Edwards Road near Hyde Park Square in 2015, is coming to 645 Walnut St. in the building that formerly housed Ivy Lounge.

 

A partner in E+O Kitchen confirmed that the restaurant is coming downtown and hopes to open by year's end, but did not comment further.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/27/hyde-park-restaurant-opening-second-location.html


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You can't even get Gold Star north of I-70... why would anyone pick a place that isn't available in 4 of Ohio's 6 biggest metros?


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True, but on a list that includes Waffle House and Dunkin Donuts, they probably should have went with Wendy's or at least City BBQ or Penn Station.


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It seems like a massive troll. Like, Cincinnati is trolled because the metro obviously prefers Skyline. And the rest of the state is trolled because it's a Cincinnati chili chain (which itself would be controversial) and isn't even available in most of the state.

 

A+ trolling, Food & Wine.

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New-to-market chicken salad concept opening in September

 

A new-to-market chicken salad chain will open its first Greater Cincinnati location next month, with plans to open two additional restaurants here later this year.

 

Chicken Salad Chick, which bills itself as the only Southern-inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept in the U.S., announced Wednesday that it will open its second Ohio restaurant on Sept. 10 at 7919 Beechmont Ave. in Anderson Township. The Auburn, Ala.-based chain opened its first Ohio location on June 12 in Westerville. 

 

The Business Courier reported in June that the chain would open a location this fall at Snider Commons shopping center. The opening date for that location is Oct. 1, a spokeswoman told me. She said the fast-growing chain plans to open a third Greater Cincinnati location in Oakley in the fourth quarter of this year.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/28/new-to-market-chicken-salad-concept-opening-in.html


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Food & Wine names Cincinnati chain best fast food in Ohio

Over Swensons?  F_ _ _ no.

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A Cincinnati restaurant chain has claimed the honor of best fast food in Ohio, courtesy of Food & Wine.

 

The national publication focused on restaurants and dining out named Gold Star the best in the Buckeye State.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/08/29/food-wine-names-cincinnati-chain-best-fast-food-in.html


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It's almost like the people who write these "best [x] in every state" articles don't actually know anything about most states and just spend a few minutes googling to find a unique regional food from each one...

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Or they do know, and they know that putting Gold Star #1 in Ohio is going to make the rest of Ohio mad because it's exclusive to the Cincinnati region and it's going to make Cincinnati made because it's the worst representation of Cincinnati chili. Gotta get those page views for ad revenue.

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Gotta keep track of that stuff in case a dame tries to drag you someplace shitty, tho

 

Like you gotta be ready in case the place gets to charge you $17 for a burger because there's a vegetable bowl there she likes... in the same way ice cream places get to have crappy food because little kids will force you to eat there... or how sports bar salads suck...

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