Category: bits and bites

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 […]

Wineosaurus Rex at Cincinnati Museum Center

Wineosaurus Rex at Cincinnati Museum Center

Do you like dinosaurs, Malbec and bites? I was asked by the awesome folks at the Cincinnati Museum Center to host a great event– Wineosaurus Rex on September 25.  We’ll try several value-priced wines, ranging from a crisp Torrontes to a sweet Moscato, along with […]

Wine Seminar & Dinner at Boca, September 19

Wine Seminar & Dinner at Boca, September 19

Boca has one of the best wine lists in the city, so it doesn’t surprise me that they are hosting this series.  From Boca: On Thursday, September 19, Boca and Hirsch Vineyards will kick-off a series of events in partnership with wineCRAFT, the restaurant’s partner […]

Diner en Blanc: What are you eating?

Diner en Blanc: What are you eating?

Diner en Blanc is tomorrow night, and Katy and I are each other’s dates (making it a foursome with our lovely friends Kimberly and Lauren). We have been texting most of the day trying to decide what to bring for dinner. A lot of folks […]

Should we lose the tip?

Should we lose the tip?

About once a year, some major news outlet revives the conversation: “Should we do away with tipping?”  This year, it’s The New York Times, where Pete Wells takes up the question. I can’t think of a “tip included” restaurant in Cincinnati, and I never mind […]

Local Products: McCabe’s Granola

Local Products: McCabe’s Granola

I swear it’s getting easier to buy local every day.  There are more and more quality, local vendors and they’re available at a variety of locations. I’d seen McCabe’s Granola a few times at Whole Foods, but hadn’t bought any.  When the good folks at […]

The Blogroll is BACK!

The Blogroll is BACK!

Hi guys! When Google Reader died (RIP), my blogrolls disappeared.  I, thank goodness,  have been able to fix this!  You’ll see on every blog post my blogroll.  All of the links are Food and Cincinnati related.  Let me know if there’s a link that you […]

Liberte Yogurt at Orchids at the Palm Court

Liberte Yogurt at Orchids at the Palm Court

I get a lot of pitches for things people would like me to write about on wine me, dine me. Some things make sense (which is what this post is about) and some things– well, they’re interesting. I have been pitched: A giveaway for  used, […]

Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Local Creates Cocktail in 101 Best New Cocktails

Lindsay Laubenstein, formerly of Emilia Enoteca (and currently at Igby’s) was recently published in Gaz Regan’s 101 Best New Cocktails, 2013. Her cocktail, created for Emilia Enoteca, uses Buffalo Trace, Creme de Violette and Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite bitters to create Myrrah’s Passion.  I’ve had it, […]

Ode to the Milkman

Ode to the Milkman

(Guest post by The Better Half) “Hey, Bob, your son sort of looks like the milkman.” Ever slow on the uptake, I was well into adulthood before I understood that joke. I’m still not sure whether it’s funny. You be the judge. A week or […]

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