Month: February 2011

Friday Five: Fries

Friday Five: Fries

There is nothing, to me, more perfect than a potato, deep-fried and seasoned to crispy perfection. There’s also nothing more disappointing than a fry that lands flat. I’ve had so many bad fries– so frozen I could taste the freezer burn, limp, undercooked, overcooked– that […]

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants 2011

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants 2011

This year’s got a few interesting ones… (See the lists from the past few years for reference) 1. Orchids at the Palm Court (Downtown) 2. Boca (Oakley) 3. Nicola’s (Over-the-Rhine) 4. The Palace (Downtown) 5. Bouquet (Covington) 6. Cumin (East Hyde Park) 7. Via Vite […]

Review: The Rookwood

Review: The Rookwood

I am always open to second chances. I’m sure that’s why I’m considered by people who know me in person to be so “nice”– I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt and provide plenty of second chances. Now, once you’ve really ticked me […]

National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day

There’s a day for everything, and today is National Margarita Day. I fully support this day. Want to support it? Make a margarita. I wrote about them last year during my soon-to-return Cocktail Hour series, and here’s the recipe. If you want more background on […]

Sausage Queen Competition Heats Up

Sausage Queen Competition Heats Up

Bockfest is just an all-around fun time here in Cincinnati. First, you have great Bock beer.  Second, we bless said beer (if you feel like you need approval from a higher power to drink, this is the place to get it). And, last but not […]

One more event:  Oscar Night with People Working Cooperatively

One more event: Oscar Night with People Working Cooperatively

People Working Cooperatively (a great organization that helps low-income elderly and disabled Cincinnatians repair their homes) is holding its annual Oscar Night event next Sunday, February 27, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. The menu, created by Chef Todd Kelly, sounds great, and is included with […]

Upcoming events: Rookwood, CinSation

Upcoming events: Rookwood, CinSation

Lots of press releases in my inbox this week. Here are a few that piqued my interest: The Rookwood is doing a Bulleit Bourbon dinner on Thursday, February 24. $45 for four courses and reservations are required. All of the courses involve Bulleit, both in […]

Friday Five:  Favorite Places to Get a Beer

Friday Five: Favorite Places to Get a Beer

Beerfest was last weekend, and Bockfest is in two weeks, so I’ve been thinking: where are my favorite places in town to get a good, craft beer on draft? These are in no particular order. 1. Dilly Cafe, Mariemont. So many good things here– you […]

Senate to open New Restaurant Next to Current Location
Review: The Bistro

Review: The Bistro

I’ve kind of been avoiding the Bistro for a while. Maybe it’s because the last time I ate there, it was disappointing– this was January of last year, right before the big Jean-Robert de Cavel and Martin Wade throwdown.  I’d heard rumors of quality degrading […]

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