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Month: December 2011

wine me, dine me, marry me (in Paris)

wine me, dine me, marry me (in Paris)


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Hello, friends!  Radio silence for the past week, I know– we’ve been on vacation, first in London and then in Paris.  And today is a pretty special day (and, since it’s my blog, I can write about it): our anniversary. Yes, The Better Half and […]

Grammer’s Now Open Only for Private Events

Grammer’s Now Open Only for Private Events


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Grammer’s, the historic bar owned by the Relish Group, is now open only for private events, per Dan Wade of the Relish Group. This was effective as of last Saturday. “There is not enough business to successfully operate financially daily, so we will be open […]

And we have a winner…

And we have a winner…


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Lonnie Deusch! I’ll be emailing you to get those gift certificates to you. Thanks, everyone!

Mayberry moving to the old Courtyard space

Mayberry moving to the old Courtyard space


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Josh Campbell is moving his first restaurant, Mayberry, a few blocks into Over-the-Rhine and into the old Courtyard space at 1211 Main Street. The Courtyard space has been closed for a couple of years, and for the past two has only been open for special […]

One Last Christmas Giveaway

One Last Christmas Giveaway


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The kind folks at both Busken and Graeter’s have offered me a $25 gift certificate for each of their businesses to give away to a lucky wine me, dine me reader.  Just post here by noon tomorrow, and you could win gift certificates for some […]

The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off

The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off


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Schnecken, in German, means “snails” and this swirled confection is a holiday treat for many Cincinnatians.  Virginia Bakery’s schnecken has been the gold standard (now owned by Busken), but others have entered the ring.  Which Schnecken is the Best…en?  I took several schnecken from around […]

We have a winner!

We have a winner!


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Our winner is Elizabeth S.– her favorite cookbook: “Lidia Bastianich’s “Lidia’s Family Table” is one of my favorite go to books. The recipes are all simple but have a great depth of flavor and provide for plenty of inspiration.” Enjoy the books. And the rest […]

wmdm’s Holiday Gift List: part 4 (Local(ish) Libations)

wmdm’s Holiday Gift List: part 4 (Local(ish) Libations)


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To continue with our local holiday theme, I want to focus on some local libations.  Sure, Cincinnati is known for beer– but did you know that you can buy local whiskey?  Or, if you travel just a bit north, you can find some more micro […]

5B Conference Registration is open!

5B Conference Registration is open!


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Attention bloggers! Registration is now open for the 5B: Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging Conference to be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Cincinnati Convention Center. For more information and to begin the application process, go to http://www.hoperatives.com/?page_id=9709 and follow the instructions […]

Cocktail Hour:  Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail Hour: Hot Buttered Rum


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(Guest post by The Better Half) A couple of weeks ago, Julie and I were sitting at the bar at Senate, having a late-night dinner.  Actually, I was there for dinner; Julie was just having a drink. As usual, the place was busy, and I didn’t actually […]


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