One Clean Plate is a site dedicated to all the joys of eating in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, at home or out. We love to cook, we love to eat and we love to write. We aren’t professional chefs, and have no formal culinary training, so you shouldn’t expect to get an expert review. What you should expect is a review written from the point of view of the average person – or at least the average foodie.

Caroline and Adam live right on the border of Mason and West Chester, and while they mostly stick to things in the Greater Cincinnati area they love to travel, so don’t be surprised to see an occasional article about something outside that range. Alex lives in Athens, Ohio, but is frequently in the Dayton and Columbus areas and is also a big fan of traveling.

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The Plate Cleaners

Caroline

Caroline

Caroline is an obsessed foodie who loves everything from writing about food to learning the science behind the dishes. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Journalism and Asian Studies, and deeply regrets not also getting a degree in the culinary arts. In an attempt to make up for it until she can eventually attend chef school, she boldly explores the foods of all cultures and styles, and by reading all the books on cooking and food science she can get her hands on.

You can e-mail Caroline at Caroline@OneCleanPlate.com

Adam

Adam

Adam graduated in 2009 from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Linguistics and Asian Studies which he currently uses to confuse people as to what he could possibly use them for. In addition to being into anything related to cooking and eating, he’s also had a lifelong interest in martial arts and writes on the side as the Cincinnati Martial Arts Examiner.

You can contact Adam at Adam@OneCleanPlate.com

Alex

Alex

Alex Snyder is an internationally published photographer based in Southern Ohio. Wherever he travels he is always sure to stop at every local restaurant and isn’t afraid of hunting for the best deals. With his camera in hand Alex refers to himself as a “Ph-oodie” (both photographer and food enthusiast). When he’s not out photographing the world or stopping at his favorite Chinese restaurant he’s in the kitchen working on new recipes. To check out Alex’s photographs, visit www.AlexSnyder.com.

Alex can be reached at Alex@OneCleanPlate.com

Tim

Tim

Tim is a plant biologist preparing for grad school after earning his undergrad at Ohio University. His research interests include the evolution of/and growth regulation in land plants, improving plant productivity, and computational techniques related to those interests. Born, raised, and currently living in the Dayton area, he has allowed OCP to expand into that region. Tim lives with Alex and, as such, shares many of the same meals. While not an obvious fit for a food blog he brings another unique perspective into the fold.

Tim can be reached at Tim@OneCleanPlate.com


On Fairness

Our goal is to be as fair as possible. We pay for all our meals out of our own pocket and we do our best to keep a low profile so that we don’t get treated any differently than anyone else. If we get something to review on a promotional basis, or at a discount or anything like that, we’ll let you know. If you provide something for us to review at a discount we’ll still be fair about it – there are no guarantees for a good review.

Additionally if we have any other dealings with a restaurant, be they professional or just that we happen to be acquaintances with someone connected with the restaurant, then we will either disclose that up front or we just won’t review that restaurant.

We don’t review chains unless they are locally based or there is some exceptionally compelling reason for it, so unless you can give us one please don’t ask us to review any. Really though, there are more than enough fantastic, small local restaurants that need the business – why even bother with national chains?

When it comes to comments we will not edit anything unless profanity becomes an issue. If you really can’t find a way to rephrase your comment without profanity, save us the trouble and just replace all of it with *bleep* before posting. The only comments that will be flat out removed are those that attack others or are clearly spam. We’re cool with constructive criticism, but we won’t stand for readers attacking one another.

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