While these excellent dining places missed the cutoff for our top rated 10 list, they nonetheless provide an extraordinary dining practical experience. Listed here are the dishes that established them aside.

Rich’s Correct Foods And Consume’s Hot Honey Rooster Sandwich

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

A piece of fried chicken glazed with sizzling honey and served on a brioche bun, this sandwich’s housemade pickles and tangy “Proper Sauce” stability out the sweet warmth of the honey.

701 Madison Ave., Covington, (859) 415- 0069, richsproper.com

The Arepa Put’s Chorizo And Cheese Arepa

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

Arepas, grilled corn flour patties stuffed with savory fillings, are the specialty at this South American cafe. My favourite model comes stuffed to the brim with Colombian chorizo (sliced smoky backlinks) and shredded mozzarella. It goes perfectly with any of their four scratch-manufactured salsas.

1517 Springfield Pke., Wyoming, (513) 948- 9500 131 W. Elder St., In excess of-the-Rhine, (513) 744-9500, arepaplace.com 

Saigon Noodle Bar’s Vietnamese Beef Curry

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

The curried broth is latte-brown with fiery red pepper flecks, and the tender chunks of beef—along with the optional side of toasted French bread—do a terrific work of soaking up all that flavor. Love at 1st slurp.

9220 Allen Rd., West Chester, (513) 874-5888

Greenwich Pita And Grill’s Masala Beef Cheeseburger

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

The novelty of a juicy cheeseburger seasoned with garam masala (a South Asian spice blend made up of cinnamon and coriander, among others) is sufficient to make this dish unforgettable. That the spice mix and beef patty (flavored with mint, cilantro, dill, and parsley) are built from scratch actually sets it apart.

5220 Kings Mills Rd., Mason, (513) 466-8209, greenwichpitaandgrill.com

Mirage Mediterranean Restaurant’s Beef Lula Kebabs

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

This strip-mall cafe in close proximity to Kings Automall is lots of points (component cafe, part nightclub, aspect Center Jap, aspect Russian) but lula kebab is an Armenian minced meat specialty. Completely chargrilled, these are the juiciest, most flavorful kebabs you will at any time have.

9980 Kings Automall Dr., Mason, (513) 469-0089, miragecincinnati.com 

Taft’s Brewporium’s The Roebling

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

New Haven–style pizza (also identified as “apizza,”)—with its slim, a bit charred crust and bright pink sauce—is my best pie. And the coal-fired oven at Taft’s Brewporium does the style justice. The Roebling, although heartily topped with meatballs, pepperoni, and ricotta, someway retains its business, crispy crust.

4831 Spring Grove Ave. #1, Spring Grove Village, (513) 853-5021, taftsbeer.com/spot/tafts-brewpourium-cincinnati

Sacred Beast Diner’s Salmon With Brown Butter

Illustration by Emi Villavicencio

This modern diner adds inventive twists to classic ease and comfort meals. Here, loaded brown butter virtually pushes this medium-exceptional salmon into dessert territory, which is Ok by me. Lemon and capers include contrasting zest and saltiness, although yard-clean green beans provide as a reminder that this is, in truth, evening meal.

1437 Vine St., About-the-Rhine, (513) 213-2864, sacredbeastdiner.com