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Category: bits and bites

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tasty Bite: XīnXīnNàTí BiànDang

Tasty Bite: XīnXīnNàTí BiànDang


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I don’t think I’ve ever actually set foot into the Forum Apartments. Little did I know that hidden in the labyrinthine area of “suites” near the gym I’d find the pickup point of XīnXīnNàTí BiànDang. Michael Kou, whose food you may be familiar with– his […]

Orchids Celebrates its 85th Anniversary Tonight!

Orchids Celebrates its 85th Anniversary Tonight!


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Happy Birthday to Orchids at the Hilton Netherland Plaza! Chef Todd Kelly and his staff are pulling out all the stops tonight with a birthday dinner! For $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), you can sample dishes from menus throughout the years. It will […]

Tapas Tuesday at Salazar OTR

Tapas Tuesday at Salazar OTR


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What are you doing tonight? Nothing? Run down to Salazar OTR for Tapas Tuesday.  Every Tuesday, Salazar features a brand-new menu of tapas — everything from gazpacho blanco (made with almonds and grapes) to Spanish-style charcuterie and everything in between. It’s always delicious, always different, […]

Remembering Rosie & Bounty at Joe’s Diner

Remembering Rosie & Bounty at Joe’s Diner


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  Elvis was on the jukebox. Lemon meringue pie was under glass. A fifty-five-cent cheeseburger was on the menu. And Rosie was behind the counter.          Yeah. That Rosie.         It was 1965.         And for one […]

Joe’s Diner Taken Over by Bounty Paper Towels Tomorrow, 4/28!

Joe’s Diner Taken Over by Bounty Paper Towels Tomorrow, 4/28!


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Bounty, one of Cincinnati’s iconic Procter and Gamble brands, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year with a pretty innovative event (that’s open to the public!). Joe’s Diner on Sycamore will be taken over by Bounty all day tomorrow (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.), serving […]

Best Bite: Sushi Bombs at Sushi Samurais

Best Bite: Sushi Bombs at Sushi Samurais


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Secret: if you find the right, unassuming sushi restaurant, they are often better than trendier, more expensive places (and certainly less expensive). For a recent dinner with friends, we went up to Sushi Samurais. Though they have a limited menu of sashimi and nigiri, they […]


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