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Month: May 2011

Sighting: Turophilia

Sighting: Turophilia


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As I walked to the Yelp party at Soho Sushi, I spotted a gleaming Airstream trailer in the parking lot across from Jean-Robert’s table. I should have taken a picture in bright sunlight, but instead I walked by after dark and grabbed this shot.  Even […]

Review: Sophia’s Place, Albuquerque

Review: Sophia’s Place, Albuquerque


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I was in Albuquerque during one of my epic trips this spring– you see, Spring is when we publishing folks rack up the mileage (airline and car) and call on accounts if necessary. I was originally scheduled to visit a school in ABQ, but that […]

Bits and Bites: Local and Travel Edition

Bits and Bites: Local and Travel Edition


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I was in Denver this past week, and had a fabulous meal at Jing, near Denver Tech Center in Littleton.  Can a restaurant be sexy? If so, Jing, a pan-Asian restaurant, is– sort of.   It’s also a bit weird– in a good way.  It’s […]

Top Chef Tour at Hyde Park Farmer’s Market

Top Chef Tour at Hyde Park Farmer’s Market


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This food blogging thing is a pretty cool gig. On Sunday, in a light drizzle that just doesn’t seem to stop (it’s still going…), I got to hang out with Richard Blais and Eli Kirshstein, stars of the Cincinnati stop of Top Chef: The Tour, […]

Senate Restaurant in Food + Wine Magazine

Senate Restaurant in Food + Wine Magazine


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Ever wanted to know how Daniel Wright makes his hot dogs? Check out this month’s issue of Food + Wine magazine, where the recipe for the Hello Kitty hot dog is featured.  That explains why I got the 2.0 the last time I had a […]

UC Alumni Weekend: Dining Options

UC Alumni Weekend: Dining Options


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Are you a University of Cincinnati alumnus? Check out my guest post on Proudly Cincinnati for some info on some old favorites– like Mr. Jim’s, Inn the Wood and Christy’s. And see you around at Alumni Weekend!

Bella Vite Wine Tasting on Fountain Square

Bella Vite Wine Tasting on Fountain Square


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Busy Friday night? From 5-11 PM, the 2011 Bella Vite (Beautiful Vine) Wine Tasting event will feature $1 tastings with over 60 types of wine to choose from. Knowledgeable staff will be on site to help guests navigate the selection and learn about the wines […]

Skinny Pig opens May 16

Skinny Pig opens May 16


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Josh Campbell’s latest project, The Skinny Pig, will open on May 16th at 10:30, serving lunch and dinner in East Walnut Hills. Campbell, who runs Mayberry on Vine Street, Mayberry Foodstuffs on Main Street (both downtown) and partners with Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen to present his […]

Bits and Bites: The Palace, Taqueria Mercado, etc.

Bits and Bites: The Palace, Taqueria Mercado, etc.


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I’m going to start writing what I call “Bits and Bites” — little observations about food that aren’t worthy of a full blog post. * The Spring menu at The Palace is fabulous. Terry and I had a groupon to burn, and treated ourselves to […]

Cocktail Hour: The Seelbach Cocktail

Cocktail Hour: The Seelbach Cocktail


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Okay, just a disclaimer.  I picked this particular cocktail and the profile of the City Council candidate who shares its name because a) I like the cocktail, b) it’s Derby and appropriate and c) he’s a neighbor.  So as not to be partisan, if any […]


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