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Month: January 2011

Review:  Riverside BBQ and Drive Thru

Review: Riverside BBQ and Drive Thru


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There’s one thing that, to me, says “West Side” more than Elder football, Hudy Delight, and the half-hour drive it takes to get anywhere over there: drive throughs. Excuse me, drive thru. I remember my dad going through the drive thru on Delhi Pike to […]

Friday Five: Barbecue

Friday Five: Barbecue


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The Better Half and I love barbecue. The Better Half, being from Alabama, might have barbecue sauce in his veins– and he’s quite particular. Here are, in sort of a particular order, our five favorite barbecue joints in Cincinnati (that we’ve tried). 1. SmoQ (Fairfield)– […]

Review: Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grille, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

Review: Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grille, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas


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(Catching up on some travel posts– a local review tomorrow!) I am generally not someone who “ooohs” and “aahs” over Food Network television programming, these days.  Despite the recent Guy Fieri furor,  I miss the days of David Rosengarten, when Emeril wasn’t a caricature, when […]

Review: Henry’s Puffy Tacos (San Antonio)

Review: Henry’s Puffy Tacos (San Antonio)


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I’m in San Antonio for a couple of days, and I decided that while I was here, I wanted to try puffy tacos. I’ll admit– I saw it on a Throwdown episode (I don’t think Bobby won), and I figured I could go for dinner […]

Mt. Adams Fish House closed

Mt. Adams Fish House closed


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The front door of the Mt. Adams Fish House has a sign: closed. It was owned by the same folks who own Apsara (now closed), the Celestial and Teak Thai (right across the street). There is a rumor that a Mexican restaurant will go in […]

Review: Bouquet

Review: Bouquet


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Covington has such an abundance of adorable, quirky, unique dining experiences. As many of them have gone smoke-free, The Better Half and I are making a point to visit more of them.  One night, we noticed that Bouquet had openings for the time we wanted […]

A Followup to Mangoes

A Followup to Mangoes


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Yesterday’s post was so much fun– I love hearing your stories about words and food (keep them coming!). Apparently Albert Pyle from the Mercantile Library ( one of my favorite places in town, and Pyle is also known as Dr. Know to Cincinnati Magazine readers) […]

Only in Cincinnati…

Only in Cincinnati…


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Okay, I hear this is a Midwestern thing (not just Cincinnati), but I swear I’ve only heard it here.  While tromping through Jungle Jim’s on Saturday (with a camera; apparently the Bonominis have given up and are allowing cameras inside– all the better, as it’s […]

Friday Five: Favorite Sandwiches

Friday Five: Favorite Sandwiches


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For our purposes here, a sandwich could also include something in a wrap instead of bread, but not a bun (as in: no hamburgers). 1. Virgil’s Pastrami sandwich (Bellevue). I haven’t written about Virgil’s yet (I went there several months ago) because I lost all […]

Never Said About Restaurant Websites

Never Said About Restaurant Websites


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The Hoperatives sent me this link and I’ve been giggling over it every since. In all seriousness, there are good restaurant websites– and bad ones. My personal pet peeves: PDF Menus Flash (for two reasons: there are so many bad Flash websites, and I can’t […]


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