Month: January 2008

Eating occasions– Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day

Eating occasions– Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day

Two of the biggest food days (excluding Thanksgiving and the December holidays) of the year are coming up– Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day. I’ve read that the big national pizza chains (Papa John’s and Domino’s) do their biggest business on this day (followed by […]

Congratulations to Pigall’s!

Congratulations to Pigall’s!

Congratulations to the entire staff at Pigall’s, as Mobil has awarded it four stars in their Mobil Travel Guide. It was also ranked #11 by Zagat’s as one of the best restaurants in the country. We may not have the 5-star Maisonette anymore, but we […]

Review: Morton’s Steakhouse

Review: Morton’s Steakhouse

Ah, Morton’s. I know I said I wouldn’t review national chain restaurants here, but I’m making an exception since the experience was so very different than my perception. We ended up at Morton’s because we couldn’t figure out where to go to dinner. This is […]

The Project.

The Project.

I’m a pretty good home cook. I have dinner parties, I know my way around the kitchen. I can chop things without cutting my fingers off, know enough about flavors and ingredients to create things from my pantry with no recipe, and everything tastes good […]

Lavomatic to open in February (hopefully)

Lavomatic to open in February (hopefully)

I’m hoping this blog doesn’t sound like an ad for Jean-Robert’s restaurants, but I can’t help that he’s constantly opening and reinventing his restaurants. This one particularly excites me, as it’s in my neighborhood of Over the Rhine. The Business Courier reports that Lavomatic is […]

Kroger recycling plastic bags!

Kroger recycling plastic bags!

Reminded by both The Kitchen and The Foodie Report , I noticed last night at Hyde Park Kroger that they had cans out to recycle plastic bags: grocery bags, drycleaning bags, produce bags. Whole Foods, who owns Wild Oats is pledging to go plastic bag […]

Review: Terry’s Turf Club

Review: Terry’s Turf Club

There are few things that are more satisfying to me than a burger and fries. I love a good, high-end meal, but sometimes you just want a juicy burger and crispy fries, and nothing else will do. A burger and fries also seems like an […]

Review: Greenup Café

Review: Greenup Café

I used to live on Greenup Street, and often walked down to Wildflour for breakfast, or Scalea’s for a sandwich (I don’t remember its name– and they had such clever names!) that involved salted rye, cheddar, mounds of rare roast beef and coleslaw. Both of […]

Chalk opens!

Chalk opens!

I’m hoping to check out Chalk in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be honest– the name doesn’t quite capture me, but the concept does. I’m very interested in what sounds like a non-traditional, casual, creative restaurant. And don’t get me started on how much […]

McFaddens to reopen as Blackfinn

McFaddens to reopen as Blackfinn

Thanks to the Cincinnati Blog for this tip: McFaddens, formerly Nick and Tony’s, will be reopening as Blackfinn. It’s nice to have another spot to hit up after a show– too bad it’s a chain. You can sign up on their website for free tickets […]

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