Month: September 2009

The word I swore I’d never use…

The word I swore I’d never use…

(Guest post by The Boyfriend) Orgasmic. There.  I said it, and I’m glad. A high school English teacher and former newspaper reporter with an average to above-average vocabulary, I can do better.  And when I started writing the occasional post for wine me, dine me, […]

Blue Elephant to open in Oakley

Blue Elephant to open in Oakley

From the Enquirer: Two restaurateurs from San Jose will soon bring a taste of Thai food from the West Coast to the Queen City. Saowanit and Somsak Wongtouwan plan to open the Blue Elephant, a Thai bistro and sushi restaurant in January along Wasson Road […]

Jean-Robert and the CSO Make Beautiful  Music Together

Jean-Robert and the CSO Make Beautiful Music Together

(Man, am I clever.) Jean-Robert de Cavel, chef-in-residence at the Midwest Culinary Institute, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be pairing up to present “Pre-Concert Movable Feasts”, starting October 2. Each Friday, at the Critic’s Club, Jean-Robert will cater dinner to benefit the MCI Scholarship […]

New Commenting and Disclosure Policies

New Commenting and Disclosure Policies

Well, that was an eventful 24 hours or so. Because of all of the comments I got on Local 127, some of them really engaging, and others… well, not so engaging… comments, I’ve now got a commenting policy.  Until now, I have let all comments […]

Re-Review: Sung Korean Bistro

Re-Review: Sung Korean Bistro

I realized that the first restaurant I wrote about, Sung Korean Bistro, way back in November of 2007, hasn’t been revisited since then. I don’t know why– I loved the food the first time (and the meal I had at a wine dinner a month […]

Guess the Random Food Item

Guess the Random Food Item

Terry picked these up at Whole Foods the other day (the Mason location, I think, while I was getting a manicure. So girly, I know.). What are they? Hint: if you lived through high school English, you might have read about them.

Terry’s Turf Club Up for Sale?

Terry’s Turf Club Up for Sale?

A little bird (birdie #1, as I call him or her) tells me that Terry’s Turf Club is up for sale. My guess is Terry wants to get out on top– and concentrate on fly fishing (but that’s just a guess. For all I know […]

Review: Local 127 (First Impressions)

Review: Local 127 (First Impressions)

The much-ballyhooed replacement restaurant for Jean-Robert at Pigall’s opened this past Tuesday.  I had intended on going on Wednesday (the opening night was booked), but ended up pushing my reservations out until Friday.  I figured that this was for the best– I really don’t tend […]

Because Cincinnati needs the chance to thrive.

Because Cincinnati needs the chance to thrive.

I try to not get too political here, but this is something I truly believe in: No on Issue 9.  It affects businesses, small businesses– like the ones I talk about all the time here on wine me, dine me.  It has impact past the […]

L’shana tova!

L’shana tova!

To my Jewish friends, a very sweet new year! A traditional Rosh Hashanah dish is apple cake– I’m linking to a couple of recipes here both for my reference (man, do I love apple cake!) and in case you’re looking for a recipe. Smitten Kitchen’s […]

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