Hometown favorites are everywhere, from grocery aisles to fine-dining establishments and chili parlors to ice cream stands. Plus, we pick the next foodie icons and reveal what local celebs love to nosh on in this food-filled issue.
By John Fox, Lauren Fisher, Aiesha D. Little, Sam Rosenstiel, Amanda Boyd Walters, and Brandon Wuske
Edited by Sam Rosenstiel
Cincinnati Chili Turns 100 at Empress
The founders of Empress Chili invented our city’s culinary gift to the world a century ago, and the restaurant continues to serve chili-loving diners in Northern Kentucky. What’s the secret to its longevity as a Cincinnati food icon?
The New Icons of Cincinnati’s Food Scene
They may not be dynasties yet, but these local eateries have already cemented their status as instant Cincinnati classics.
Seven Cincinnati Icons To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Indulge your sweet cravings with any of these iconic Queen City treats.
Editor’s Letter, May 2022: Feasting on Favorite Cincinnati Dishes
This month’s section about Cincinnati’s iconic foods highlights a number of classic restaurants, shops, and products that bring comfort to natives, make transplants feel like they belong, and often confuse visitors.
Our Iconic Eats: 10 Cincinnati Dishes We Love
These mainstay Queen City eateries serve up some of our city's most beloved dishes.
Glier’s Makes Goetta Evangelists of Us All
Why Cincinnatians spread the gospel of our breakfast staple to uninitiated locals and outsiders alike.
Five Iconic Cincinnati Candies
These local confectioners have been satisfying Cincinnati's collective sweet tooth for generations.
Local Celebs Dish About Their Favorite Cincinnati Foods
What does an icon like to eat? We asked folks we consider to be Cincinnati icons themselves about their favorite local eats and treats.
Seven Cincinnati Supermarket Faves
If these items aren’t on your grocery list, are you even from Cincinnati?