It's entirely possible to be a vegetarian in Porkopolis. Pop culture reporter Lauren Bishop blogs about products, recipes and restaurants she's tried for others who eat meat-free. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicci King is an unabashed foodie and the Lifestyle/Food editor in The Enquirer's features department. She loves to discover new food faves, and she's on a daily quest to answer one burning question: What's for dinner? E-mail her at email@example.com.
Enquirer Weekend editor Julie Gaw tends to order the same dish every time she eats at a restaurant, but periodically ventures out to discover something new and fabulous. After living in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand for more than 8 years, she craves tasty Asian food. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food/dining writer Polly Campbell loves every quirk and secret of Cincinnati's food personality, and is on a constant lookout for something good to eat. Keep an eye out for her restaurant picks, or see how she's progressing toward becoming famous for her apple pie. E-mail her at email@example.com.
Communities reporter Rachel Richardson is on a mission to prove vegetarians eat more than lettuce. She shares both her graduate work on American food culture and food-related news.. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allure open for lunch
the recently opened contemporary American restaurant in Montgomery, where Pacific Moon used to be, has added lunch. It carries sandwiches and salads ($7-$14), including a lobster roll, shaved prime rib sandwich, fried green tomato BLT, Kobe beef burger, a lobster salad, carpaccio salad, and several pasta dishes. They also can customize lunch plates for vegetarians. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8300 Market Place Lane, 513-891-0120; http://www.allurecincinnati.com/