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Month: December 2010

Friday Five: Places to buy Wine (and spirits!) for the Holidays

Friday Five: Places to buy Wine (and spirits!) for the Holidays

One of the easiest, and most appreciated, gifts around the holidays is a gift of wine or spirits. Whether it’s for your boss, your mother-in-law, or as a hostess gift, wine and spirits are a great gift. First, they’re something that can be consumed, so […]

Nutcracker + Arnold’s Package

Nutcracker + Arnold’s Package


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As a little girl, I took ballet lessons (Anneliese von Oettingen once told me to never put rubberbands on my wrist, and I still don’t for fear of her gigantic walking stick) and my parents took me to the Nutcracker at Music Hall more times […]

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram

Gift Idea: Drinks by the Dram


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I get a lot of liquor pitches these days, and am slowly amassing products that I need to review (mostly on booze me, schmooze me– you’ll see an uptick there in the next few weeks).  I got this pitch and it was almost as if […]

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries


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This is not a maraschino cherry. Sorry, folks.  That’s, like, a zombie masquerading as a cherry.  How are they made? They’re brined in sodium metabisulfate, calcium chloride, and citric acid; soaked in corn syrup and fructose solution; then artificially flavored and colored. Ew. Those abominations came […]

Mini-Review: Banana Leaf

Mini-Review: Banana Leaf


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I’m going to call this a mini-review because I had lunch here with a coworker and we both got the same thing, so not really a big, comprehensive review, but a review all the same. Do you remember Chokolat Morel? I actually went to a […]

Another Groupon feature:  Dinner at The Bistro

Another Groupon feature: Dinner at The Bistro


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Have you been to The Bistro since it was rebranded? The former JeanRo Bistro got a new look and a new menu a few months ago.  It’s been getting good reviews, and now you have no excuse not to try it– $20 for a $40 […]

Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights


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Wow. It’s COLD. Last week we had a hint of warmth, then since Thanksgiving, it’s been bitterly cold. Since we’re misers and don’t want to pay the huge heating bills related to keeping our house a toasty 72, we drink a lot of hot beverages. […]

Nada Open for Sunday Brunch

Nada Open for Sunday Brunch


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About a month ago, Nada did a one-month-only brunch, and due to public demand, they’re continuing it– permanently. Nada, known primarily for its tacos, margaritas, and hip downtown atmosphere, is now opening for brunch– a great move, considering the matinees happening next door at the […]

Mayberry Foodstuffs: Now Open

Mayberry Foodstuffs: Now Open


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Mayberry Foodstuffs, an “urban grocery” on 7th and Main, is now open. Originally slated to open on November 1, they’re about a month behind– but opening just in time to pick up items before a holiday party.  Only 500 feet, they’ll have a lot of […]

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!


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Chag sameach to all of my readers who celebrate Hanukkah. Right now, I believe that the Chabad of Cincinnati is lighting the menorah on Fountain Square.  The traditional foods of Hanukkah are often fried, to symbolize the miracle of the oil in the Temple after […]


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