Category: Friday Five

Friday Five:  Favorite Places to Get a Beer

Friday Five: Favorite Places to Get a Beer

Beerfest was last weekend, and Bockfest is in two weeks, so I’ve been thinking: where are my favorite places in town to get a good, craft beer on draft? These are in no particular order. 1. Dilly Cafe, Mariemont. So many good things here– you […]

Friday Five:  Valentine’s Day Treats

Friday Five: Valentine’s Day Treats

The Better Half and I don’t really *do* Valentine’s Day. We’re curmudgeons.  We refuse to go out, so we usually stay in and cook. We don’t buy flowers or chocolates or jewelry or cards.   Too much pressure. That’s okay. We know that 99% of […]

Friday Five: Barbecue

Friday Five: Barbecue

The Better Half and I love barbecue. The Better Half, being from Alabama, might have barbecue sauce in his veins– and he’s quite particular. Here are, in sort of a particular order, our five favorite barbecue joints in Cincinnati (that we’ve tried). 1. SmoQ (Fairfield)– […]

Friday Five: Favorite Sandwiches

Friday Five: Favorite Sandwiches

For our purposes here, a sandwich could also include something in a wrap instead of bread, but not a bun (as in: no hamburgers). 1. Virgil’s Pastrami sandwich (Bellevue). I haven’t written about Virgil’s yet (I went there several months ago) because I lost all […]

Friday Five: New Year’s Resolutions

Friday Five: New Year’s Resolutions

What’s your New Year’s resolution? Here are mine– related to the blog, anyway. 1. Keep working on photography. You won’t see me breaking out my DSLR at a romantic dinner, but I’m finding photography to be really enjoyable. I doubt I’ll ever photograph everything I […]

Friday Five: Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

Friday Five: Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

So, it’s the Friday before Christmas, and all through the house There’s not a single darn present, and you feel like a louse! I’ll stop with the poetry, but some of you (like me) are last minute shoppers. I have a few ideas that you […]

Friday Five: Places to buy Wine (and spirits!) for the Holidays

Friday Five: Places to buy Wine (and spirits!) for the Holidays

One of the easiest, and most appreciated, gifts around the holidays is a gift of wine or spirits. Whether it’s for your boss, your mother-in-law, or as a hostess gift, wine and spirits are a great gift. First, they’re something that can be consumed, so […]

Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Wow. It’s COLD. Last week we had a hint of warmth, then since Thanksgiving, it’s been bitterly cold. Since we’re misers and don’t want to pay the huge heating bills related to keeping our house a toasty 72, we drink a lot of hot beverages. […]

Friday Five: Thanksgiving Edition!

Friday Five: Thanksgiving Edition!

Isn’t there always a “must have” list for the Thanksgiving table? What is the stuff at your house that you have to have, or it’s just not Thanksgiving? Here’s the list for our house… what’s yours? 1. Turkey. This turkey is smoked (by Terry) but […]

Friday Five: Burgers

Friday Five: Burgers

Have you heard of the Friday Five? I’m putting together my own version. Each Friday, I’m putting together my top five in a particular category, starting out with burgers. Feel free to share YOUR top five in the comments! Top Five Burgers (in Cincinnati): 1. […]

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