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World’s Fare, Part 2

Cilck here to check out the World's Fare photo gallery. Or click on the dish names to see a photo (not all dishes have images).

Bigger Ideas

We covered a lot of ground in our November cover story, "Big Ideas." We asked the scientists, researchers, teacher, and entrepreneurs from that story to answer two questions for us. What was the most exciting idea in their field or the city? And what was the most pressing need they saw? Their answers are included here.

Meat Your Breakfast

Eckerlin Meats
Eckerlin makes breakfast sausage two ways, and they’re both exceptional. The links are hand-tied individually in sheep casing, with mustard seed adding old-world German flair. Like the links, the bulk sausage is made only from Boston butt, which produces hearty and flavorful patties free from back fat or fillers. • Findlay Market, between Elm and Race streets, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 721-5743

We Never Close

Anchor Grill
The neon “We May Doze but Never Close” sign in the window says it all. Head straight for the goetta and cheese omelette, served with your choice of toast. A whole slice of goetta and a layer of cheese, beneath a blanket of egg. It’s heaven. Just make sure you bring cash—no plastic accepted here. • 438 Pike St., Covington, (859) 431-9498

Sweet Life

Vegan Doughnuts
Clark and Minnie’s Vegan Confectionary Co.
Vanilla glazed, chocolate iced with toasted coconut, old-fashioned dunking sticks, orange cream, cherry cordial, and peanut butter cup crumble: Compassion in traditional and quirky forms, always sweet.• Sidewinder Coffee, Northside, (513) 542-8321

Goetta Gone Wild

Goetta Danish
Skirtz & Johnston
The Findlay Market bakery wraps chunks of Eckerlin’s goetta in flaky pastry and gives it a schmear of apricot preserves to create the ultimate sweet-and-savory combo. Your tummy will remain free of grumbles until lunch. • 113 W. Elder St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-1286, skirtzandjohnston.com

Toast of the Town

What’s the deal with Northside? Is it populated entirely by “morning people”? Or does it sit on A magnetic field that attracts the chronically hung over and caffeine-addicted? Whatever the reason, it is—hands down—the best breakfast neighborhood ever. —Linda Vaccariello

World Café

Uncle Yip’s
Sometimes the traditional breakfast doesn’t cut it. For those mornings, there is dim sum. Uncle Yip’s has 29 variations of steamed buns, dumplings, rolls, and other surprises. This is food for sharing. Take friends. • 10736 Reading Rd., Sharonville, (513) 733-8484. Dim sum Sat & Sun 11–3

What a Good Egg!

What Chef Owen Maass calls Benedict, we call an indecent proposal: two glistening, perfectly poached eggs atop “smoked pork debris,” with creamed spinach, pork fat bourbon hollandaise, and delicate microgreens. • 3520 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-8714. Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2 pm

Mascot by the Numbers

We looked at 136 local high schools, culled from the pages of our annual Schools Guide (which appears in the annual Cincinnati USA City Guide). For seven schools, we were not able to identify or verify a mascot.