Exploring Ohio's Edge of Appalachia
Urban sophistication at dinner
Murphin Ridge's owners season the county's down-home character with urban sensibilities. In the restaurant, white truffle oil flavors the house bread, and brandy-spiked sauerkraut accompanies pork chops. Though the restaurant fills up on many nights, the owners limit each table to one seating. They want guests to linger, like family, so reservations are recommended.
One of the Murphin Ridge Inn's soups was voted Cincinnati's best, even though the city is 60 miles away. Pictured: a puree with minted peas, ramp and corn bread.