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 […]

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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.
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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