Friday, November 3, 2017

Cincinnati Eats: Senate and Salazar

Sorry for the brief hiatus. Work and personal life exploded the last two weeks, but let's pick up where we left Cincinnati! Mr. H and I weren't quite done with our food adventures during my work trip.

That includes lunch at Senate in Over-the-Rhine. Known for their creative hot dogs and poutine, this casual eatery was a fun stop for lunch mid-conference. Mr. H went for the Corn Dogs.
While I just had to try the Korean Pork Belly Reuben.
It was well worth the stop, but just beware that it's very busy and there may be a wait.

The final restaurant stop worth noting is Salazar. We had been there during our last Cincinnati trip, and it had left us wanting more. Luckily, it did not disappoint once again!

We started with a Little Fried Oyster Sandwich ($7) with kimchi, radish sprouts, and garlic mayo. We totally should have ordered two, because one bite of this awesome little slider was not enough. Mmmm...
But, we were also sharing the Heirloom Corn Polenta ($12) with a fried duck egg, local mushrooms, pickled vegetables, and brown butter. This was the best thing we ate that night! Decadent.
I had the fish special, and it was quite good.
But not as good as Mr. H's Ora King Salmon ($29) with an “everything” crust, cream cheese dumplings, pickled fresno chilies, bagel chips, caperberry, and dill sauce.
It was like eating a good bagel and lox, and even this "salmon-hater" stole a bite or two. It was worth the second visit, and I have a feeling it won't be our last.

1212 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

1401 Republic Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202