Japanese Matcha Swiss Roll Comes to Cincinnati

If you were a kid who daydreamed of sinking your teeth into a big, puffy cloud, you’re in luck. Biting into a piece of the Japanese matcha roll cake from Chako Bakery Café is probably the closest any of us will get.

OTR Has a New Artisanal Cheese Shop

We will never be over The Rhined.

Snack Attack: Yankee Doodle Deli Zels

Pretzels are all about the salt (cue up the Seinfeld gif). But if you want something a little less one-note, turn to Covington-based Yankee Doodle Deli for a roundup of creatively-seasoned pretzels called Zels.

Snack Attack: Hen of the Woods Kettle Chips

New flavors are on the horizon for 2017.

Putz’s Creamy Whip Gets its Magic from a 63-Year-Old Soft Serve Machine

A 1953 Electro-Freeze soft serve machine has faithfully served vanilla ice cream to customers for more than 50 years.

Give Cauliflower a Chance

The side dish has been such a hit that the café goes through about 12 heads of cauliflower a week for the four-ounce portion (much of which might be consumed by Cincinnati Magazine staffers).

Snack Attack: Desk Drawer Stashes

From coffee to caramels, chips to nuts, we share a few favorites from our Cincinnati Magazine snack drawer stashes.

Best Burgers 2015: Sideswiped

From housemade pickles to truffle popcorn, there is life beyond fries.
Al-Amir Café

Try This: Al-Amir Café’s Hummus

A recent post-lunch snack attack sent me to downtown’s Al-Amir Café for some dependably great hummus.

Frieda’s Desserts Has Upped Cincinnati’s Macaron Game

We have Louis Ernest Ladurée and his eponymous patisserie to thank for perfecting the modern French macaron, but it’s a German that lifted the pastel-hued featherweight Gallic cookie to new heights in this town.

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