Category: bits and bites

Yep, They Did That: Gold Star Doritos Nachos
More Openings and Closings

More Openings and Closings

It’s that time of year: Opening: Halfcut Bar, run by Andrew Gomez, will open in February or March in the former Lucy Blues Window location on 12th and Walnut, near Below Zero. Gomez runs Gomez Salsas, a catering business that specializes in build-your-own taco bars. […]

Palace + Cricket Receiving Facelift

Palace + Cricket Receiving Facelift

Oh, the rumor mill in Cincinnati. It’s a very fast moving mill. Ever since Carl Lindner’s death, people have been talking about the future of the Cincinnatian and the Palace Restaurant: will they continue? Will they continue to be 4-star and 4-diamond? Will we still […]

Miss me?

Miss me?

Sometimes, you just need a break. Between gathering signatures, a new position at my company and spending only four days at home since December 16th, with trips to San Francisco, Columbus, Paris, Prague, Zurich and San Diego (where I’m flying right now), I’ve been a […]

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival This Weekend!

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival This Weekend!

Jungle Jim’s is sort of like heaven for me. So many different, interesting local and international foods (and an animatronic lion dressed as Elvis). They also have a few surprising things– like an events center, where they’re holding their International Wine Festival this weekend. They […]

Openings, Closings & Transitions 10/14/13

Openings, Closings & Transitions 10/14/13

NuVo, the reboot of the all-local restaurant helmed by Mark Bodenstein, formerly of Nicholson’s, is set to open on October 17. It will feature an entirely prix fixe, six-course meal at $45 per person.  Its location? The former Greenup Cafe spot in Covington. Doug Faulkner, […]

City Stories Presents Cincinnati Food + Wine Festival

City Stories Presents Cincinnati Food + Wine Festival

Mark your calendars for September 12 and 13, 2014 for the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Festival in Washington Park.  Courtney Tsitouris and Donna Covrett of City Stories are bringing the best of local, regional and national food and wine to Cincinnati in just a […]

Cocktail Dinner at Anchor OTR

Cocktail Dinner at Anchor OTR

Wish I were in town for this one… The Anchor-OTR’s chef, Derek dos Anjos, and Cincinnati’s favorite mixologist, Molly Wellmann, are teaming up to prepare a multi-course meal paired with cocktails using Watershed Distillery’s hand crafted spirits. The Anchor-OTR (theanchor-otr.com) opened in September 2012 on […]

Bites: Boca’s Pommes Souffles
The Camargo Hunter Trials: October 5

The Camargo Hunter Trials: October 5

Horses, hunting, Indian Hill. What does that make you think of? When Laura Gleason, one of the organizers of the Camargo Hunter Trials, approached me about this event a few months ago, I was dubious. I love horses and equestrian events, but it sounded a […]

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