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Month: March 2010

Experience: Pats vs. Geno’s

Experience: Pats vs. Geno’s


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When I was recently in Philadelphia, I was encouraged by many to try the Pats and Geno’s challenge.  They are, of course, the quintessential Philly cheesesteak places, across the street from one another and both drawing huge crowds. Each claims to be the best, and […]

Cincinnati Magazine Nominated for Top Food Writing Honors

Cincinnati Magazine Nominated for Top Food Writing Honors


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Big congrats to Donna Covrett, whose articles on Bootsy’s, Sichuan Bistro, and Virgil’s , as well as a team-written piece on Chili are nominated for City and Regional Magazine Awards, including Food or Dining Writing and Leisure Writing, presented by the City and Regional Magazine […]

Closed (uh, sort of): Courtyard Cafe

Closed (uh, sort of): Courtyard Cafe


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This is probably the weirdest restaurant closing I’ve heard of in the past few years. Courtyard Cafe, which has long been the only restaurant on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine (Iris Book Cafe serves food, but its focus is beverages), will remain open for the near […]

I’m obsessed…

I’m obsessed…


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…with craft cocktails. Since sampling them at The Rookwood,Tonic, Bouchon in Vegas, private parties with Molly Wellman… Obsessed! Expect to see some posts here and on wine-girl.net soon. For now, I’m reading up and experimenting. What is your favorite craft or classic cocktail?

People Working Cooperatively’s Oscar Night Party 2010

People Working Cooperatively’s Oscar Night Party 2010


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Have you folks heard about the PWC Oscar Night Party? It’s one of the only official Academy Award parties in the country. This year, it will be held on Sunday, March 7th at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. It will be created by Chef Kelly of […]

Art of the Food Opens Friday

Art of the Food Opens Friday


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Art of the Food, an annual event at the Carnegie in Covington, will be hosting an opening on Friday, March 5th at 6 PM. This is a cool event– a couple of years ago, I remember sitting at Lavomatic listening to Jean-Robert wax rhapsodic about […]

Review: Sichuan Bistro

Review: Sichuan Bistro


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Whenever I’ve discussed authentic Chinese food– not the Americanized stuff that 90% of local restaurants produce– the universal response has been: “Go to Sichuan Bistro”– yet I never had.  When I discovered that it was but a few minutes from my office I felt pretty […]

Review: Walt’s Barbecue

Review: Walt’s Barbecue


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We haven’t done a barbecue revue review around here in a while, have we?  I’ve actually covered Walt’s before— well, actually, Kasmira did– but I figured at some point, I’d have to go myself.  Our friend Ed suggested Walt’s for the Happy Mouth Supper Club, […]

Review: Areti’s Gyros

Review: Areti’s Gyros


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This whole new house thing is kind of for the birds.  Okay, that’s not true, but we had a few weekends where we were having things installed or fixed (if my cable could stay on for more than a day or two, that would be […]

Pine Club (Dayton) featured in Saveur

Pine Club (Dayton) featured in Saveur


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Do you want to learn how to make the Pine Cone cocktail, a favorite at the Pine Club in Dayton? Check out Saveur this month— sounds delicious (if a bit heavy).  Photo from Saveur. More cocktail posts from me this week!


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