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Jose Salazar semifinalist for James Beard Award


Jose Salazar, chef and owner of Mita's and Salazar, is the only Ohio chef to be named as a semifinalist for a James Beard Award.

He's nominated in the Best Chef: Great Lakes category, specifically for his work at Mita's. Award nominees will be announced on March 15; you can follow the nominations in real-time on Facebook Live and Twitter.

Salazar started off his career as the executive chef at The Palace, then moved to Abigail Street to work for fellow chef and restaurateur Daniel Wright. He opened Salazar in 2013, and Mita's in 2015.

See the full list of James Beard Award Restaurant and Chef semifinalists here.

Cincinnati to join national list of Culinary Fight Club cities in April


Thanks to shows like Food Network's "Guy's Grocery Games" on Food Network and Bravo's "Top Chef," we're no stranger to food competitions. Cincinnati even hosts Food Fight 513, which pits local chefs against each other for the honor of top culinary dog.

This spring, Cincinnati will host its first-ever national Culinary Fight Club event. Chefs will sign up to compete in a taco round in April, a pantry race in September and a seafood competition in October.

At each event, attendees will watch as contestants — anyone from home cooks to executive chefs — raid the pantry in 45 seconds. Contestants get to choose from 15 provided ingredients, and from there, they have 60 minutes to create the most gourmet dish that represents their take on the monthly theme. The audience and judges vote and decide on a winning dish.

Culinary Fight Club also gives back exclusively to Fight2Feed, which partners top restaurants with food trucks to provide service and support to the hungry.

For more info on Culinary Fight Club or to register to compete in Cincinnati, click here.

To read the full article about Culinary Fight Club, click here.
 

Four Ohio economic developers named to list of top 50 in the country


Four Ohio economic developers, including Kimm Coyner from REDI Cincinnati, made the list of the top 50 in the country.

Coyner, who is vice president for business development and projects at REDI, as nominated by her colleagues for excellent practices, innovation and success in rebuilding Cincinnati. This is the second year in a row that executives from REDI have made Consultant Connect's list — last year, its president and CEO, Johnna Reeder, made the top 50. 

Other Ohio developers on this year's list include Julie Sullivan, executive vice president for regional development at the Dayton Development Coalition; Lee Crume, director of sales for North America at Jobs Ohio; and Matt McQuade, managing director of business development at Columbus 2020.

To see the full top 50, click here.

Landor's recent rebranding of City of Covington receives national attention


Japanese publication, +81, released its third-ever branding edition in December. It focused on the appealing visual design of logos, signs, packaging, shopping bags, print media, websites, smaller galleries, shops, hotels, restaurants, cafes, web media and other local businesses.

It even showcased the city-wide rebranding of the City of Covington, which was done by local design firm Landor.

See the Q&A with Landor's creative director, Joe Napier, which is shared here. See the roundup of +81's branding favorites here.

Where are the best Midwest cities for venture capital funding?


Cincinnati is known for its talented and robust startup ecosystem. It's home to about 200 startups, many of which have gone on to launch on the national and international level.

Another way to measure a startups' success is to total the amount of venture capital funding that a startup raises. EQSTL.com ranked Midwest cities by that statistic, and in 2016, Cincinnati came in at no. 10 on the list, with a total of $116,621,844 raised in venture capital. Another way to look at this statistic is Cincinnati has 179 registered startups, and 26 of those startups received funding in 2016 (that's 14.53% of startups receiving funding). 

To see the full report from EQSTL, click here.
 

WEL Enterprise receiving national attention for its water reclamation system


Clean water is a hot button topic around the world, but water tech accelerator Pipeline H2O is working to improve water quality for everyone. And they're doing that work right here in Greater Cincinnati.

WEL Enterprise, a member of Pipeline H2O's inaugural class, is getting national attention for its wastewater reclamation system, which can be seen in action at Municipal Brew Works in Hamilton.

The system is the first of its kind, and can handle wastewater from start to finish. It's able to segregate, clean and recycle water, solids and other particles found in water.

To read more about WEL Enterprise, Pipeline H2O and water technology, visit Venture Smarter's website.

 

Cincinnati has the best opportunities for job seekers


Fast Company named Cincinnati as one of the cities with the best job opportunities for job seekers. According to ZipRecruiter, 2017 is the year of the job seeker.

The Midwest dominated the Top 10 list, with Minneapolis coming in at no. 1, Kansas City at no. 4, Cincinnati at no. 5, St. Louis at no. 7 and the Louisville area at no. 9. In those cities, healthcare, finance and insurance, the automotive industry, government and community and business are the sectors with the most job growth.

To find out how these areas were determined, read the story here.

Beer across the U.S. paints a picture of the country's regional ties


William Bostwick of The Wall Street Journal recently took a road trip that allowed him to explore the differences in beer styles across the country. He realized that each geographic region has a very distinct beer style that local brewers do well.

While on his trip, Bostwick spoke with Bryant Goulding, vice president and co-founder of Rhinegeist, who says that while breweries recognize their peers, there is still competition among the brewers. Each one wants to create a beer better than the next, which is why there are so many beers that are very similar but still distinctly different.

Read the full story here.

Jeff Ruby's The Precinct named one of best steakhouses in the U.S.


Travel + Leisure just released its list of the best steakhouses in the country, and Jeff Ruby's The Precinct in Columbia-Tusculum made the list.

Open since 1981, The Precinct is in a renovated police patrol house — Cincinnati Police Patrol House Number 6, to be exact. It is the longest-operating white tablecloth restaurant in the city.

The Precinct is known for its 19th-century style decor, but the menu is what keeps patrons coming back. The USDA prime steaks have caught the eye of other best of lists, including America's Top 10 Steakhouses by USA Today and Gayot.com.

See Travel + Leisure's other picks here.

Listermann Brewing wins two awards at Chicago beer festival


In November, Listermann Brewing won two awards at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers in Chicago for its barrel-aged Chickow!, a hazelnut brown ale.

The barrel-aged Chickow! is currently aging in barrels and will be available at Listermann's taproom in February or March 2017.

Listermann is one of Cincinnati's oldest craft breweries, and is no stranger to winning awards. It took home a bronze medal in 2014 for its Nutcase Peanut Butter Porter at the Great American Beer Festival.

To read the full article from the Cincinnati Business Courier, click here.
 

Cintrifuse lauded for its work with startups and entrepreneurs


Cintrifuse is getting national attention for its work with Cincinnati-based startups and entrepreneurs from Industry Week.

Cintrifuse manages a 38,000-square-foot building in Over-the-Rhine, and works with startups and local entrepreneurs in a number of capacities. Its CEO Wendy Lea says it is part accelerator, part incubator and part co-working space.

She would like to see Cintrifuse expand on the national and international level, much like TechStars in Boulder, Colo. TechStars held its annual reunion of graduates, called FounderCon, earlier this fall in Cincinnati.

Read the full story here.

 

People's Liberty draws national attention


One local experiment in philanthropy is drawing attention from groups around the country that are curious about the potential upside of spreading money through unusual channels.

Governing the States and Localities featured an article on People’s Liberty fellowships, through the Haile U.S. Bank Foundation. The fellowships allow recipients to take a year off to try to make their idea happen. Other grantees receive five-figure sums to carry out local initiatives that are innovative and achievable within a set time frame.

Plenty of people bat around good ideas for revitalizing empty storefronts or overgrown lots, said Jake Hodesh, vice president of People’s Liberty. The foundation not only gives them cash, but also helps them get set up. It’s an experiment in philanthropy that’s drawing attention from groups around the country that are curious about the potential upside of spreading money through unusual channels.

Read more.

Chef Todd Kelly of Orchids at Palm Court featured on CBS This Morning


Executive Chef Todd Kelly of the award-winning restaurant, "Orchids at Palm Court" at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Downtown Cincinnati Hotel appeared on "CBS This Morning: Saturday" on Oct. 7 to show off his signature dishes. He also shared the story of his childhood on Mauritius, a tiny island off the coast of East Africa.

Kelly spent most of his childhood in New York, but at age 11, the family moved to the East African island where he learned to cook in a place with no radio or TV, no pizza or hamburgers.

Read more at "CBS This Morning: Saturday."

Orchids at Palm Court and Sotto ranked among top 100 restaurants for foodies


Based on ratings from OpenTable users, Orchids at Palm Court and Sotto were recently ranked among the nation's best restaurants for foodies. The best of the best were chosen from among five million reviews of more than 200,000 restaurants across the country.

Orchids is the only AAA-Five Diamond rated restaurant in Ohio, and is known for serving up modern American dishes using French techniques. Chef Todd Kelly sources local and organic, even from the beehives on the roof of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, where Orchids is located.

Sotto, which is a sister restaurant to Boca and Nada, is all about Italian comfort food. The restaurant's rustic atmosphere makes diners feel as if they just stepped off the streets of Italy.

Check out the full list here and make your reservations today. 

Cincinnati considered one of the greenest cities in the U.S.


Cincinnati is known for its huge strides in technology, sustainability and social innovation, and is therefore considered one of the greenest cities in the United States.

Triple Pundit highlights the ways Cincinnati is blazing the trail in each area, including its growing number of startups. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, Cincinnati has seen the biggest startup growth in the country. Hubs like Bad Girl Ventures, The Brandery, Cincy Tech, Cintrifuse, Differential and UpTech, just to name a few.

Read the full story here.
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