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Groupon: Sushi Making Classes at Sushi Bear

Groupon: Sushi Making Classes at Sushi Bear

I don’t always promote Groupons once I found out that many local restaurants have had some less-than-positive experiences with them, mostly involving things like tipping and purchasing. This one (which has less overhead involved) sounded fun: Sushi making classes at Sushi Bear at Findlay Market. […]

Scaffolding at Jean-Robert’s Table

Scaffolding at Jean-Robert’s Table

I keep driving and walking by Jean-Robert’s Table on Vine Street, and each day the scene gets a bit more complicated: one day, scaffolding. The next, plywood. Some tarps covering said scaffolding and plywood.  For a bit, it looked like there was some expansion going […]

Friday Five:  Post-imbibification sustenance

Friday Five: Post-imbibification sustenance

(Guest post by The Better Half) I struggled with a title for this post. “Drunk Food,” though apt, is too crass. Yet however you label it, you’ve probably found yourself in the situation on at least a few occasions during your adult life.  It’s the […]

Jackson Rouse Moves to smoQ

Jackson Rouse Moves to smoQ

Jackson Rouse, formerly of The Iron Horse Inn, is moving to smoQ, the barbecue restaurant in Springdale, starting this week. Owner Pete Zimmer said to expect the menu to change, but he’s insisting on keeping many crowd favorites (such as the cheesy grits). They’re looking […]

Review: Kajun Krawfish

Review: Kajun Krawfish

Being a native Southerner, Terry loves crawfish. They’re hard to get around here– being landlocked is a problem, and folks just aren’t quite familiar with the little bugs. In fact, though I’ve had crawfish in dishes, I’ve never been to a boil. Kajun Krawfish is […]

Photos of the New Grammer’s Interior

Photos of the New Grammer’s Interior

I sent The Better Half on a field trip to take pictures of the interior of Grammer’s. They’re still doing work before their opening, but it looks quite a bit different than before.  I like the use of cream, and its traditional German feel.  What […]

Review: Fireside Pizza

Review: Fireside Pizza

I’m kind of on a brick oven pizza kick. It started with my first visit to A Tavola (which no, I would not review within the first month or so, in case anyone wonders), then a trip to Pomodori’s (you’ll see that one soon, promise) […]

Grammer’s to Reopen, feature German Food + Wings

Grammer’s to Reopen, feature German Food + Wings

Grammer’s, the Over-the-Rhine mainstay, will be reopening after an extensive remodel, on Friday, June 17. I spoke this afternoon to Dan Wade, who is the General Manager for the Relish Group (which runs Lavomatic, also in Over-the-Rhine, The Bistro and Local 127 downtown, and the […]

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