Month: January 2011

Review:  Riverside BBQ and Drive Thru

Review: Riverside BBQ and Drive Thru

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

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

(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)
Mt. Adams Fish House closed

Mt. Adams Fish House closed

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

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

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…

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

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

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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