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Month: June 2012

Arts Weekend: Ensemble Theater + Cincinnati Opera + OTR
Yelp 4th of July Extravaganza

Yelp 4th of July Extravaganza


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Yelp really puts on some cool events. I mean literally, because this one is on the 4th of July and it’s air conditioned! Join Yelp at 8 PM on the 4th of July at the Freedom Center for a whole lot of music, food and […]

Review: Boca

Review: Boca


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Boca, first in Northside, now in Oakley and soon in the old Maisonette space downtown, has been a staple of local “best-of” lists for years.  This past year, it was #9; in 2011, #2.  The cuisine is mostly Italian, with some definite French influence.  The […]

Review: Moerlein Lager House

Review: Moerlein Lager House


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The view, the view, the view. It’s about time someone in Cincinnati took advantage of the fact that we live on a river. Covington has riverside dining. Newport takes advantage of views. Why not Cincinnati? The food could be from a vending machine and the […]

Win Tickets to Red, Pink & Blue!

Win Tickets to Red, Pink & Blue!


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Tomorrow, Red, Pink and Blue will be taking the stage– and by stage, I mean the Purple People bridge– by storm to benefit the American Heart Association, Pink Ribbon Girls and American Lung Association. There’s a fashion show featuring Amy Kirchen designs, cocktails and vendors […]

Review: Yum Yum Chinese

Review: Yum Yum Chinese


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I had no idea that Yum Yum Chinese, on Race Street, a place I’d walked or driven by more times than I could count, was actually open. I thought it was just a ghost sign from a place that had been open during the 60s […]

Father’s Day: Local Chefs, Dads Share Memorable Meals

Father’s Day: Local Chefs, Dads Share Memorable Meals


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My dad does not cook.  The extent of his cooking was always 1. Microwaving a hot dog; 2. Microwaving frozen White Castles or 3. Calling for pizza.  La Rosa’s. Double extra cheese, original crust.  My most vivid food memories with him include his standard steak […]

Recipe: Fried Cheese Grits

Recipe: Fried Cheese Grits


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(Mini-post by The Better Half) Is there anything better than crispy, browned melted cheese? The edges of baked mac & cheese, for example? Or the overflow from cheese toast that sticks to the baking sheet? (My sister and I used to fight over that one.) […]

Review: Istanbul Cafe

Review: Istanbul Cafe


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Cincinnati really needs more food choices. I’m not exaggerating here. When the only cultural cuisines represented are a few authentic-ish Mexican places, a lot of Thai, even more sushi, the occasional Chinese restaurant and an entire block of Indian, there’s an issue– particularly in a […]

Recipe: Asian-ish Balsamic Drumsticks, or Variations on a Theme

Recipe: Asian-ish Balsamic Drumsticks, or Variations on a Theme


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I’m finding my time freer these days.  I have more time to cook, and I’m having fun playing around with my camera and iPhoto (mental note: upgrade to Aperture).  Don’t be surprised if you get a few more recipes from me (but don’t worry– there […]


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