Recipe Round-Up // 13 Vegetarian Summer Sandwiches


Gouda, Kale And Avocado Egg Sandwich



Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich



Grilled Cheese with Avocado Pesto 


Pickled Carrot and Hummus Sandwich








Spicy falafel and roasted veggie naan-wich


Spiced Butternut Squash Sandwich

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Chipotle White Bean Salad Sandwich 


Balsamic Roasted Broccoli and Red Pepper Grilled Cheese 


Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas 





Local Spotlight // PSEUDO Garden // Art Opening at Dick Waller’s Art Place June 1st


PSEUDO Garden Art Opening at Dick Waller’s Art Place Featuring Artists Alex Frank, Brent Lashley, and Dick Waller

Opening Date : Friday, June 1st 2018
Time : 6:30 – 9PM
Location : Dick Waller’s Art Place

130 West Court St. Downtown Cincinnati

Tel: 513-281-7726

Show running until August 2018 //

‘Pseudo Garden’, opening at Dick Waller’s Art Place June 1st, is a collaborative exhibition bringing together the work of; Alex Frank, Brent Lashley and Dick Waller.

‘Pseudo Garden’ is an arrangement of paintings, sculptures and different approaches to color and method, that will combine into a “garden” that will quite literally grow at the gallery over time.

The act of seeing is an aesthetic dilemma. Physically seeing establishes ourselves in the surrounding world and gives to us an understanding of our place in it, yet our creative selves see how things could be and not as they are. There is an unavoidable interplay between the natural and the arranged. Through keen thought beauty can be honed; like a garden, we arrange our world with its potentials in mind. From words, poetry – from color, painting – and so on. In turn, to make and view art is to root oneself in that conundrum. ‘Pseudo Garden’ engages that idea.


“Each work of art excludes the world, concentrates attention on itself. For the time it is the only thing worth doing-to do just that; be it a sonnet, a statue, a landscape, an outline head of Caesar, or an oration. Presently we return to the sight of another that globes itself into a whole as did the first, for example, a beautiful garden; and nothing seems worth doing in life but laying out a garden.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist Bio // 

Dick Waller

Dick Waller started painting in 1974, originally as a release from the strict regimen of performing as principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. As his passion for the art grew, he developed a style he calls free association painting. All of his pieces bear the title “Contrasts,” inspired by the wonderful Bartok trio for clarinet, violin and piano. It both describes his contrasting styles of painting as well as the contrast of colors he uses. In a way, the Contrast numbers should be considered opus numbers; most works of composers are untitled symphonies or sonatas with an opus number, which gives the listener the freedom to interpret the music with his or her own ear. Similarly, by leaving the paintings without a title, it is his desire that the viewer has the freedom to interpret each piece in their own way.

Alex Frank

Alex Frank is an accomplished and talented Cincinnati-based oil painter and muralist. A 2009 graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Alex has been involved with the Arts in the downtown area for over a decade, with a focus in Over the Rhine. As a self-employed muralist Alex has instilled his aesthetic in numerous opening businesses, helping to build unique experiences for those visiting the city of Cincinnati and local patrons alike. As a studio artist, Alex has been exhibited in many galleries across the country. Working primarily with oil paints, mostly in a Rubenesque figurative realism; he deals with a modernization of classical ideas; through the use of subtle metaphor and allegory he bridges the gap of old world tradition and new age themes.

Brent Lashley

Brent Lashley is a talented and driven artist living in Cincinnati, Ohio.He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in the school of DAAP in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Primarily working in acrylic paint as well as incorporating sculptural elements is his work. As a studio artist, Brent has exhibited work in many galleries and local venues as well as having his work published in the book, Drawing Space, Form and Time. The content of his work includes subliminal messages, horror, political issues, everyday life, pop culture, commercialism, and iconic images. His goal is to bring awareness and evoke feeling by using ranges of styles, colors, organic, realism, abstraction, fantasy and conceptual ideas. Brent continues to challenge himself to create new and exciting works of art.

Local Spotlight // Poke Hut OTR



I am always looking for vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants that I can walk to downtown. Poke Hut, located in Over-the-Rhine, is a perfect spot to check out for fresh flavor filled veggie as well as meat lover brilliantly marinated eats.  There is so much I want to try on Poke Hut’s menu. Poke Hut, a casual spot, has a menu with endless possibilities, magical sauces, which are definitely yum, yum indeed, and oh yes fried plantains. The weather is getting nicer, and although I strive to have a beach-ready body year round, Poke Hut definitely helps me continue to work on my temple and enrich my life with more healthy new favorites like seaweed salad, all of the signature bowls, the Tofu veggie bun slider, Charsu BBQ pork bun slider, Abuela Melba’s tostones (fried plantains), and their Taco Tuesday night special of yellowtail (Hamachi) Fish Taro Tacos featuring shells made in house with fresh taro root.

Tip // Definitely try one of Poke Hut ‘s signature bowls. Make your veggie dreams come true with their Honolulu Poke Signature Bowl  (Featured in the picture above)// Tofu veggies, avocado, rice, seaweed salad, cucumber, daikon, fried wonton, zucchini noodles, yum yum sauce and sweet miso.

If you are looking for guilt-free flavorful food – poke into Poke Hut. Now excuse me while I  finish my Poke Hut Signature bowl ( Oh yeah, I bought a large)

Also, make sure to grab bubble tea.


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Location // 

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