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B est A d u lt P o p -Ta r t Very few things beat waking up in the morning as a kid and sliding twin Pop-Tarts into the toaster for a morning jolt of sugar. Benjamin Arington, owner, creator and chef of Fat Ben’s Bakery, has taken that childhood nostalgia and updated it for 2017 (and for grown-ups) with the creation of his pastry pockets. The pockets are rectangular crusty pastries filled with classy flavor combos like strawberry cheesecake, blackberry thyme and pineapple rosemary. And if you don’t feel like adulting quite yet, Arington also offers flavors like milk and cereal, chocolate PB fudge and Girl Scout Cookie. While you can only order the addictive pastry pockets online for now, a Fat Ben’s storefront is coming soon. Fat Ben’s Bakery, 917-628-8202, fatbensbakery.com.
give new food entrepreneurs a chance to flex their muscles in a commercial kitchen setting. Complete with commercial-grade kitchen equipment in a licensed facility, the affordable shared space allows for a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Membership in the 8,000-squarefoot kitchen also features assistance to help entrepreneurs develop business plans through “incubation services,” whether they’re just looking to increase production or start their own restaurant. Current members include Em’s Sourdough Bread, Jenn’s Hot Tamale, Brewhaus Dog Bones and Gadabout Doughnuts. Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaykitchen.org.
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B e s t C h ic k e n S h a c k Fo r L i v e r Lo v e r s If you’re starting to experience occasional bouts of light-headedness, chances are you’re suffering from an iron deficiency. What better way to address that than to add some iron-rich liver to your diet, and what better place to get that liver than at Ron’s Roost? A West Side institution since 1960, Ron’s Roost is known for its famous
fried chicken, authentic sauerbraten and the giant fiberglass rooster that stands sentry on the roof. But diners also flock to Ron’s for the restaurant’s chicken livers and gravy appetizer and entire chicken livers dinner, with gravy and two sides (like German potato salad and hot bacon coleslaw). If you’d prefer calves liver, Ron’s has that on the dinner menu, too — pan fried and slathered in sautéed onions, of course. Ron’s Roost, 3853 Race Road, Bridgetown, 513-574-0222, ronsroost.net.
B e s t S h o r t- O r d e r Go e t ta Ho a g i e There’s not much in the way of dining pleasure in the corridor of Hamilton Avenue beyond Pit to Plate, but plan a trip to Brotherton’s Family Restaurant in downtown Mount Healthy for a cozy atmosphere and friendly service. The breakfast menu is loaded with big omelets, home fries, pancakes, goetta, corned beef hash and sausage biscuits and gravy. The lunch and dinner menu is as patriotic as it gets: burgers, BLTs, grilled cheese, mac and cheese, country fried steak and a goetta hoagie! Brotherton’s goetta hoagie features