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Review: Happy Belly on Vine

Review: Happy Belly on Vine

Happy Belly on Vine is a necessary addition to the Over-the-Rhine food scene.  I know: it’s hard to find food that is “clean” anywhere, including the hot dog, fried chicken and taco-laden Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  Sure, every restaurant has healthy choices (I swear, I don’t eat […]

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Do Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

Do Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

It’s Do Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant week — the week each year that Downtown Cincinnati restaurants get to show off their chops and attract a clientele that wants to experiment, try new restaurants, and save a few bucks. In these articles for WCPO, I go into […]

The Rookwood: Upland

The Rookwood: Upland

The guys at The Rookwood /Cheapside are always up to something.  Earlier this year, they decided to do a field-to-table dinner– hunting pheasant to be served at the Rookwood.  They’ve put together a nice video on the process– very cool. We so rarely, in the […]

Thunderdome to Open New Restaurant in Lavomatic Space

Thunderdome to Open New Restaurant in Lavomatic Space

Good news for Over-the-Rhine: Sources very close to Thunderdome, the restaurant group owned by the Lanni Brothers, which manages Bakersfield’s locations, The Eagle and Currito, have told me that they will be taking over the spot that, as of yesterday, was Lavomatic. It will not be an […]

Review: Gorilla Cinema’s Pulp Fiction Dinner

Review: Gorilla Cinema’s Pulp Fiction Dinner

Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie.  No, really.  Ezekiel 25:17 was our “scripture” at our wedding.  We have cats named Mrs. Mia Wallace and Esmerelda Villa Lobos.  Eric Brass’ “Royale with Cheese” hangs in our living room. We are BIG fans.  When I saw that […]

Blue Apron Winners!

Blue Apron Winners!

Thanks for all the entries on the Blue Apron post!  Here are the five winners: Ed Paff Jr Kelly Klump Lee Jill Mays Lisa Linard Michelle Huegel Check your inboxes for an invite from Blue Apron! Blue Apron often provides free meal promos, so I’ll […]

wmdm’s Guide to Taste of Cincinnati

wmdm’s Guide to Taste of Cincinnati

Over the past week, I’ve been working on a comprehensive guide, in partnership with WCPO, to Taste of Cincinnati!  All you do is enter in your email address, and I cover everything from hints and tips, bites to try, and favorite beverages.  It’s free! I […]

Open: Gomez Salsa

Open: Gomez Salsa

Gomez Salsa, the crowdfunded taco window in OTR, opened for lunch today.  Andrew Gomez, who’s been serving tacos and salsa via catering for several years, opened his window next door to Half Cut on 12th Street. The process is simple: choose your preparation (taco, “turtle shell”, which […]

Review: Zooted Delivery + Meatball Kitchen

Review: Zooted Delivery + Meatball Kitchen

Hanging out on either coast for work has really spoiled me. I’ve complained in the past about the lack of delivery options— until recently, La Rosa’s and King Wok were pretty much our only delivery options. No more. Two delivery services have recently opened in […]

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