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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
A souper lunch
I just had lunch at Paula's Cafe. Man, I love that turkey chili. I can't figure out what spices they add that addicted me, but I love it. As I'm eating it, so engrossed in the bowl that I'm tempted to ignore my fellow lunchers, I keep thinking, "Is that cumin? What is that? Cinnamon?" It's so good! Well worth the $5.25. I doubt an average person will be hungry again until dinner...Now that the temperature has dipped, I can't think of anything more satisfying that a soup or stew. Who makes your favorite soup to go? Oh, and would you like bread or crackers with that?