'Cincinatti' on Serious Eats

A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Cheese Donut and Others from Tom & Chee's in Cincinnati

Grilled cheese is now the official overplayed food trend of 2011 and for the most part, it's not been a good one. Why anyone would pay up to $9 for the world's simplest sandwich—one that nearly anybody can make twice as well at home for under a quarter of the cost—was utterly beyond me, and I had little reason to expect that Tom + Chee, the three-location mini chain in Cincinnati would be any different. Turns out that this is a grilled cheese concept that actually works. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Alligator Coney, Northern Kentucky

The standard Cincinnati Coney is about four inches, only slightly bigger than the Troy NY Mini-Dogs but smaller than a Southern ten-pound hot dog, and covered with heavily spiced Cincinnati Chili. The Alligator ($1.59) starts with the same small pink hot dog, but it's covered in a massive pile of shredded neon yellow cheese, and instead of chili, a crisp pickle spear and plenty of mayonnaise. Sound weird? It was great. More

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