What is the MORTAR Mess Hall?
This kitchen represents a partnership between hungry entrepreneurs and a community that embraces them. The chefs preparing your food are graduates of MORTAR, a hub for entrepreneurship that enables the under-served to succeed. Together, we are creating opportunities and building a future for driven, passionate people. So eat up, we guarantee they’re serving something delicious.
Grab a bite and support your community.
Pata Roja Taqueria
Operated By: Derrick Braziel
Serving Up: Al Pastor Tacos
From Derrick: “Pata Roja translates to “Red Leg” in Spanish. Cincinnati is the home to baseball’s first (and best) team, the Cincinnati Reds, who also carry the nickname, the Red Legs. Pata Roja is our fusion between Mexico and Cincinnati.”
Cuisine: Soul Food
Operated By: Canita Alexander
Serving Up: Pulled Pork and Chicken Sliders, Loaded Nachos, and Metts
Operated By: Ritchie Arana and Family
Serving Up: Tacos that taste as authentic as ones you’d find in Los Angeles or Mexico!
Blue Light Coneys
Cuisine: Hot Dogs!
Operated By: Kevin, the hot dog guy – a local institution in OTR!
Serving Up: Hot Dogs, Walking Tacos, Chili Dogs