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Category: food & beverage

WORK! Win 2 Tickets to see Renee Elise Goldsberry at the Pops on Friday!

WORK! Win 2 Tickets to see Renee Elise Goldsberry at the Pops on Friday!


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Did you miss Hamilton last fall? Did you go and need another fix? Are you a REALLY HUGE FAN OF BROADWAY AND OMG RENEE ELISE? Oh, it’s just me that fangirls. Carry on. Anyway, the lovely folks from the Cincinnati Pops gave me two tickets […]

2018: Ten Years of wine me, dine me

2018: Ten Years of wine me, dine me


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Ten years, y’all!  And I just hit 10,000 followers on Twitter, too. So ten years actually came and went back in January, but I still wanted to mark the occasion.  Here are a few fun facts: Since 2010, when I started using Google Analytics, I’ve […]

Six Bites I Loved in 2017

Six Bites I Loved in 2017


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  2017 wasn’t the best year on record. I had a lot of personal stuff going on, between some family illness and the end of my marriage, so frankly, writing wine me, dine me hasn’t been a priority. Also, I radically changed the way I […]

On Drinking:  wine me, dine me — wine free?

On Drinking: wine me, dine me — wine free?


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one month without alcohol: what is a food blogger to do when she’s not drinking?

Hint: a lot of stuff.

Apple Watch: I’m Breaking Up With You

Apple Watch: I’m Breaking Up With You


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  I am an early adopter; always have been. From my first computer in 1992, to being the first of my friends with a Kindle, to constantly pressing F5 while watching Apple keynotes, to testing beta software, to being the first of my friends with […]

Chicago: Patron Margaritas to your door for Cinco de Mayo from Cocktail Courier!

Chicago: Patron Margaritas to your door for Cinco de Mayo from Cocktail Courier!


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Chicago friends: you guys get the best stuff. All day today, tweet #PatronMyCinco to purchase a Cocktail Courier box delivered to your door within an hour.  If you’re really lucky, you’ll get a mariachi band to deliver it and play some music to celebrate Cinco […]

Green Bean Delivery: A Lifesaver!

Green Bean Delivery: A Lifesaver!


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I used Green Bean Delivery a few years ago. I liked the concept: a random box of vegetables and fruits!  Such creativity would be inspired by this weekly delivery! It didn’t work out that way. My travel schedule interfered. I didn’t cancel things.  I wasted […]

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Frisch’s Tartar Sauce for National Tartar Sauce Day

Recipe: Crab Cakes with Frisch’s Tartar Sauce for National Tartar Sauce Day


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Last week, I got an overnight package. “Sign here,” said the FedEx delivery guy, and handed me a package. I hadn’t ordered anything — what could this be? A single, solitary jar of Frisch’s Tartar Sauce. Some things are just that important. March 3 is […]

Win Tickets to The Art of Food!

Win Tickets to The Art of Food!


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Enter the fabulous Fifties at Art of Food at The Carnegie this year.  Join local artist Pam Kravetz as she turns The Carnegie into an Atomic-age cooking show for two days– Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s event will be an intimate dinner, and Friday’s event the […]

Recipe: Braxton Brewery + Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Cake

Recipe: Braxton Brewery + Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip Stout Cake


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It’s common to hear that people can either cook or bake.  Maybe that’s why pastry is an entirely separate program at cooking schools (though most curricula include one course in pastry, it’s a small portion of a curriculum packed with soups, sauces, knife skills, roasting, […]


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