I have just realized that I have neglected this space. Oops.
1. Mitas - Downtown Cincinnati
Went here for happy hour with some coworkers. Good food (although not a very good selection of veggie options), good drinks, good service, chill atmosphere.
2. The Greyhound Inn - Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
Very good farm-to-table restaurant at the foot of the majestic ruin of Corfe Castle. Excellent, friendly service and delicious food. Lots of veggie options and real ales.
3. Moore Spice Indian Restaurant - Wembley, London, England
Named after England footballer Bobby Moore and located next door to Wembley stadium. Went here after the match to drown our 3-2 sorrows.
4. Saffron Indian Cuisine - Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
Serving South Asian fare. When it comes to fiery spices, they don't dick around. My mouth was on FIRE, in a good way, but holy moly!
5. Coffee#1 - Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
Tea and cakes with friends. Nice decor, good drinks, food and service, hot dude barista. Win.
6. The Home Tavern - Eastleigh, Hampshire, England
We were staying in the hotel next door to this pub, so it became our de facto local. We ate a lot of our meals here and they were always tasty and served with a smile. By the end of our stay, IPrayForSound was on first-name basis with the entire staff, the landlord and all the regulars. I think he and CR closed the place down every night.
7. Bauer - Downtown Cincinnati
Good food - all sourced locally, nice selection of veggie/vegan options, nice mixed drinks. It isn't cheap and the portions are small, but I guess you are paying for the fact that everything is made/raised locally and in season.
I am not sure I'd go back though. Not because of the small portions or prices, but because I really HATED the decor. It was like 70s hunting lodge chic and just horrible (at least to me). I kept expecting to see hairy chested men with gold chains and satin shirts everywhere. Ugh. Not my scene at all.