Month: April 2010

Cocktail Hour: The Margarita

Cocktail Hour: The Margarita

Ah, the Margarita.  Definitely used and abused by many bars, I’m not sure many people actually know what one tastes like!   It’s right up there with the Daiquiri. To that point– I was sitting at a bar at a restaurant that shall remain nameless.  The […]

Morton’s Dinner to benefit Make-a-Wish

Morton’s Dinner to benefit Make-a-Wish

I, like a few other local bloggers, got invited to a Morton’s dinner preview last week.  The dinner, which features Charles Krug wines and Morton’s food.  The dinner, which is next Wednesday, April 21, is $150 per person and benefits the Make-a-Wish foundation (you can […]

Huffington Post now has Food section; Ruhlman on packaged food

Huffington Post now has Food section; Ruhlman on packaged food

Ah, Huffington Post. I read it, but her entire business model is based on not paying for content, but “exposure”.  Okay, then. Still, they now have a pretty decent Food section, which I’m sure I’ll read somewhat religiously. There’s an article in there today by […]

Mini-Review: Mynt Martini
Review: Ambar India

Review: Ambar India

I know. You’d think I’d have written about this place years ago, right?  I went to UC, and in the battle of the Indian Restaurants in Clifton, Ambar has always won for me.  You know the whole feud between Amol and Ambar, right?  Don’t park […]

Cocktail Hour: Jack Rose

Cocktail Hour: Jack Rose

When I started writing about cocktails, I quickly got an email from a coworker of mine, Clint, who said, “Oh, you have to write about the Jack Rose.  It’s my favorite!”  So, Clint, here’s your wish, granted. The Jack Rose is not named for those […]

Forest View Gardens takes over Vito’s Cafe

Forest View Gardens takes over Vito’s Cafe

When I was growing up, my grandma– who grew up speaking German, in Over-the-Rhine– just loved Forest View Gardens. They had good German food, and employed a lot of students from CCM as singing waiters. Her senior center often had “field trips” there, and she […]

Mini-Review: Coffee, Please!

Mini-Review: Coffee, Please!

I lived in Mariemont for almost two years, and constantly drove up and down Miami Avenue. When I student taught at Mariemont High School, my cooperating teacher constantly had cups of coffee from “Coffee, Please” and still– I never went. When I reviewed Frieda’s a […]

Hideaway to reopen as Picnic and Pantry

Hideaway to reopen as Picnic and Pantry

Just got a press release about this one– the old Hideaway will open as Picnic and Pantry, a store dedicated to local and organic ingredients and some local, organic premade items like desserts. This is their initial concept– future plans include Mexican street food at […]

Review: Hot Doggin’ It
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