2 Cincinnati Restaurants Among Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants in 2022


CINCINNATI — We all know Cincinnati’s restaurant scene deserves all the praise, and now two Cincinnati restaurants are receiving national recognition as some of the best new restaurants of 2022.

Mochiko Cafe and Mid-City Restaurant were both listed in Enjoy your meal “50 best new restaurants” of 2022 among the best. The list was created by contributors who “crisscrossed the country in search of the 50 best new restaurants of 2022”, as well as enjoy your food Personal.

enjoy your food pointed out that despite the difficulties the restaurant industry has faced in recent years, these new restaurants point to a hopeful next chapter for the industry.

Cafe Mochiko – located in East Walnut Hills – is an Asian American restaurant that serves coffee, pastries and yoshoku-style dishes. Yoshiku is a style of Japanese cuisine with a Western influence.

As enjoy your food wrote, “you could build an entire day in Cincinnati around Cafe Mochiko.” The restaurant is founded and run by chefs Elaine Uykimpang Bentz and Erik Bentz, who both ran a series of ramen and pastry pop-ups before the restaurant.

enjoy your food recommend ordering the Ube Halaya Croissant, Sweet Corn Bibingka, Cincinnati Tsukemen, Hokkaido Smashburger, BBQ Pork Snow Bao, and Everything Cream Cheese Bao.

The Mid-City restaurant in downtown Cincinnati also made the list, and enjoy your food delighted with the lovely comfort food in the restaurant.

“It’s intimate and idiosyncratic, not too fancy and not too deep-seated, the kind of place that believes great food, drink and hospitality are more than enough of a ‘concept’ to build a restaurant around.” enjoy your food writing.

Mid-City, located on Court Street, offers brunch and dinner menus for restaurateurs. The restaurant also offers a full cocktail menu, with a martini enjoy your food said will make “your toothache”.

Mid-City restaurant-goers are encouraged to try the Easy Salad, Potato Croquette, Fried Smelts, Fried Sandwich, Mid-City Plate, and Baked Alaska.

In April, Cincinnati was named one of America’s “Next Great Food Cities” by Food & Wine. The publication called the Queen City “one of the most exciting up-and-coming destinations for foodies.”

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