What started off as a somewhat dainty Findlay Market stand has graduated to the restaurant scene, and with honors; East End’s Eli’s BBQ places the focal point on its down-homey food and does it well.
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CINCINNATI - Travel + Leisure placed Cincinnati amongst some high company when it comes to the homes of classic, and outstanding, barbeque across the United States.

In an article titled "America's Best New BBQ" in that publication's June issue, Eli's BBQ is listed number 11 in a top 14 places for barbeque in the nation.

Travel + Leisure describes owner Elias Leisring's food as "honest barbeque" served up with Memphis style sauce.

In a 2012 review of the restaurant , located at 3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, when it opened, Eli's was described as "a no-frills affair, but more welcoming than some of the other bare necessity food nooks around the city. The atmosphere is warm, with a down home feel that the incessant Rock and Roll coming from the turntable only amplifies."

The review also stated that "for lunch or dinner, Eli's is the perfect casual hangout for carnivores."

Other barbeque joints honored on the list include Sweet Cheeks in Boston , Wilson's BBQ in St. Louis, Fette Sau in Philadelphia , and restaurants in New York, Texas, Oregon, and Los Angeles.

To see the complete article go to http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-new-bbq/1 .

To read the review of Eli's when it opened on Riverside Drive go to http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/elis-bbq-review .

 

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