Taste of NFL was on Wednesday, and one of my favorite things about it is often, restaurants preview dishes before they open, giving lucky attendees a little taste of what’s to come.
This year, Holtman’s Donut Shop and Salazar were the two previews. Holtman’s, which will open “soon” at 13th and Vine, featured glazed and cake donuts and cinnamon swirl donuts, all with a Bengals orange-and-black theme.
And they are delicious– Katy and I tried a chocolate glazed and a cinnamon swirl, and both were fantastic, old-school bakery donuts.
Salazar, which will open at 14th and Republic sometime in late summer, is the creation of Jose Salazar, formerly of the Palace and currently at Abigail Street. The empanada, with a cilantro-based chimichurri-style sauce, was filled with chicken and a delicious preview. I’m looking forward to both additions to the OTR dining scene.