Month: August 2011

Review:  Park + Vine Vegan Lunch

Review: Park + Vine Vegan Lunch

I’m not a vegan, but many of my best friends are. How’s that for a marginalizing statement? Vegan cuisine is becoming mainstream, and even those of us who are avowed omnivores can enjoy vegan cuisine that’s done right. Recently, Melissa Cox Howard, formerly of Melt […]

Grape Stomping at the Swiss Wine Festival

Grape Stomping at the Swiss Wine Festival

So, Michelle and I will be doing our best Lucy and Ethel impressions– both for the Freestore Foodbank– at the Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, IN. It’s an annual gathering of vineyards, food, and fun about 50 miles outside of Cincinnati.  I’ll be stomping grapes […]

Grammer’s Reopening

Grammer’s Reopening

Grammer’s, the OTR mainstay that was victim of a robbery in early August, is now reopening (in fact, if you’re looking for a job, they’re hiring servers, bartenders and a general manager). No word currently on exactly when they’re reopening, but I’ll update once I […]

Two Events this weekend:  Asian Food Fest and Farmer’s Fair

Two Events this weekend: Asian Food Fest and Farmer’s Fair

It’s a big food festival weekend! Two great ones to try out: Farmer’s Fair is in its second year, focusing on the locavore movement with keynote speakers The Accidental Farmers.  There’s lots of local food (Neltner’s Farm, Sensitive Epicure, Fab Ferments, Streetpops, Snowville Creamery and […]

Man vs. Food Enters Cincinnati

Man vs. Food Enters Cincinnati

Adam Richman, star of Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel, is in town, and he’s already hit up a restaurant (are you surprised?). First stop? Senate, where he dined on My Wife’s Salad, scallops, bacon frites, beignets and creme brulee (according to Dan Wright, […]

Review: King Wok Dim Sum

Review: King Wok Dim Sum

There is not enough dim sum in Cincinnati. Dim sum, for the unfamiliar, is basically Chinese tapas– small plates, perfect for sharing. In many places, there’s a cart and you pick and choose what you’d like. At King Wok, you look at the menu and hope […]

I’m back.  Miss me?

I’m back. Miss me?

Back from a week in Vegas. I ended up not eating a whole lot, but I did have two great meals. Here’s my favorite. Holstein serves burgers and shakes. Like, the best burgers and shakes I’ve ever had. Okay, best burger– I didn’t have a […]

Review: Skyline in Your Desk

Review: Skyline in Your Desk

The folks at Skyline sent me an interesting proposal: “Will you try our shelf-stable Skyline chili?” I was dubious. “We know,” they said. “But it really tastes the same.” As someone who eats more meals than she would like to admit at her desk, and […]

Can we get one of these?
Grammer’s Closed Indefinitely

Grammer’s Closed Indefinitely

On Saturday, August 5th, Grammer’s was robbed at gunpoint by three armed men. It wasn’t widely covered by the media (of the mainstream media, only Local 12 covered it), but word quickly spread among OTR residents. Due to this incident, and lack of police presence […]

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