Month: March 2012

Wright Wins Food + Wine’s Best Chefs, Great Lakes

Wright Wins Food + Wine’s Best Chefs, Great Lakes

After a huge social media push, Daniel Wright, chef-owner of Senate and Abigail Street, won the People’s Choice for Best New Chef, Great Lakes region. Congratulations! Find out more information on the other chefs (including last year’s winner and local chef Jose Salazar) on Food […]

News Roundup:  Junior League’s Best Bite, Burnell’s Grand Opening, Spring Restaurant Week

News Roundup: Junior League’s Best Bite, Burnell’s Grand Opening, Spring Restaurant Week

Junior League’s Best Bite of the Night was Fusian’s assortment of sushi. The guys at Fusian served up plates of their sushi to hungry gala-goers and the broad appeal also got them “best bite of the night”.  My best bite?  Definitely Jimmy Gibson’s “Octopussy” dish– […]

Kiva Loans: Free Trial

Kiva Loans: Free Trial

I know that Kiva loans are not local, but this is too good to not share. One of Kiva’s board members, Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) is providing $25 to new members for free to back loans for small business owners around the world.   […]

News Roundup:  The Wine Cellar, Jean-Robert’s Table, Brew River Gastropub, Le’s Cafe
Review: The Firehouse Grill

Review: The Firehouse Grill

The Firehouse Grille is in a building in Blue Ash that has been a lot of things I liked:  Watson Brothers Brewery was always good for after-work activities, and I even liked Apsara for the brief moment they were there.  The Firehouse Grill is more […]

Mini-Review: Gilpin’s Steamed Sandwiches

Mini-Review: Gilpin’s Steamed Sandwiches

Late night dining is at a premium in downtown Cincinnati.  With Shanghai Mama’s in limbo, there aren’t a ton of choices for a bite to absorb any imbibing you might’ve done earlier in the evening (or, you know, sometimes you’re just hungry at 2 a.m.). […]

Junior League’s Cinsation: March 10, 2012 + Giveaway!

Junior League’s Cinsation: March 10, 2012 + Giveaway!

Cinsation is upon us– this Saturday, March 10th.  The Junior League of Cincinnati (of which I am a member, full disclosure) is in its second year of presenting this event, and the theme this year is “Shaken, Not Stirred”– so yes, James Bond all the […]

Mini-Review: Paula’s 7-Minute Burger

Mini-Review: Paula’s 7-Minute Burger

I don’t work downtown, so I rarely get to enjoy the delicious, lunch-only places that dot the downtown landscape. I had to run downtown from my office to pick up a copy of Cincinnati Magazine, so I decided I’d reward myself with a burger from […]

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Food + Wine’s Best New Chef Voting: Vote Local

Food + Wine’s Best New Chef Voting: Vote Local

Last year, Jose Salazar from The Palace at the Cincinnatian Hotel won “Best New Chef: Great Lakes”.  This year, Salazar is nominated again, and Dan Wright from Senate has received his first nomination.  This is fantastic for the city– we need to show Chicago and […]

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