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.
The Plate Cleaners
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.