DINING REVIEWS

Cheba Hut Is a Weed-Themed Sub Shop

At Cheba Hut in Corryville, the subs are, ahem, toasted.

A New Barbecue Joint In Madisonville Is Worth the Wait

You’ll want to get to Bee’s Barbecue in Madisonville early if you want to avoid the line of friendly regulars.

Farmhouse Flavors Meet Fine-Dining Elegance at Dear Restaurant & Butchery

This Hyde Park restaurant with an in-house butcher shop is a love letter to its guests, its neighborhood, and the whole city.

Pop-Up Taco Stand Pata Roja Finds a Home in Pendleton

Pata Roja, Derrick Braziel’s love letter to tacos, has finally found a permanent spot in Pendleton at Bar Saeso.

K&J Seafood Is a Taste of New Orleans in the Midwest

Cajun comfort food fills the menu at this seafood shack with locations in Findlay Market and Clifton Heights.

Pampas Brings Its Smoky Style to O’Bryonville

Pampas delivers rustic flame-infused Argentine cooking with surprisingly elegant desserts.

Elm St. Social Club Offers Retro-Themed Takeout at Findlay Market

The menu at Elm St. Social Club, a retro-themed Findlay Market deli, is full of playful pop culture references, including “The Macho Man” and “The Billy Ray” sandwiches.

Khora Takes Heritage Grains and Makes Them Sing

Pasta is at the heart of Khora’s menu, but this is not an Italian restaurant. It is, however, absolutely new and utterly satisfying.

Lotus Thai & Sushi Brings Satisfying Flavors to Crestview Hills

Don’t let the shopping mall location fool you—Lotus Thai & Sushi in Crestview Hills Town Center is, at heart, a neighborhood restaurant.

Fairfield’s Lindenwald Station Is a Railroad Museum Posing as a Diner

Have your all-day breakfast while an electric train circles the dining room—and don’t sleep on the chicken noodle soup.

Oakley Fish House Is an Old Favorite, Reborn in a Different Neighborhood

Chanaka De Lanerolle transplants his Mt. Adams Fish House concept to a new neighborhood and seems poised to hook plenty of diners.

Kampuchea Kitchen Brings Cambodian Food to the Bluegrass

Thearvy Long’s Kampuchea Kitchen delivers authentic Cambodian flavors in Northern Kentucky—Ft. Thomas, to be exact.

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