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Shameless Plug: Hamlet

Shameless Plug: Hamlet

Man, it’s busy over here at wine me, dine me. Falcon Theater opens Hamlet tonight at the Monmouth Theater in Newport. Oh, yeah, and I’ve been rehearsing for it since January.  And so has The Boyfriend. So, if you want a rousing good time with […]

Review: Paella at Your Place

Review: Paella at Your Place

I love to throw parties. I love to cook, I love to decorate. I love seeing friends enjoy themselves! Sometimes, though, I want to skip the cooking-and-cleanup part. I’m often really over involved (aren’t we all?) and want the party without the prep and cleanup. […]

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants

Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten Restaurants

Oh, boy, do I have issue with this list. Thanks to @ChasingPolly for so kindly typing this out in 140 characters or less. 1.Orchids 2.Nicola’s 3.Boca 4.Via Vite 5.Daveed’s 6.Nectar 7.Cumin 8.Slims 9.Hugo 10.Riverside Korean Let’s compare to last year, shall we? New to the […]

Montgomery Inn’s anniversary– and cheap ribs!

Montgomery Inn’s anniversary– and cheap ribs!

(Grr, instead of editing I deleted.  Sorry about that!) OK, so it’s not really barbecue, but they’re tasty in their own way. I explain to non-Cincinnatians that Montgomery Inn ribs aren’t barbecue. They’re not smoky. They’re boiled, then grilled, then sauced. Who cares, they’re still […]

Guest Post: Kingcake, NOLA style

Guest Post: Kingcake, NOLA style

George “Loki’ Williams is a new friend I met on Twitter, who hails from New Orleans. He’s an award-winning blogger, including the 2008 Wey Award for his posting on Hurricane Katrina, Katrina: An UnNatural Disaster, and he continues to be a major voice in New […]

Recipe:  Boeuf Bourguignon, a la Anthony Bourdain

Recipe: Boeuf Bourguignon, a la Anthony Bourdain

When I started this blog a year ago, one of the very first meals I made and semi-photographed was beef bourgignon.  Freshly arrived from France, I wanted to make some food similar to what we had there.  This hit the spot, and is great for […]

Review: Quaker True Delights

Review: Quaker True Delights

Foodbuzz sent me some more samples– this time?  Quaker Oats True Delights.  Now, I’m not usually one to review prepackaged food, but I’m a huge fan of granola bars.  They’re a quick breakfast for me when I’m running out the door, or a decently good-for-me […]

Review: Pasquale’s

Review: Pasquale’s

My friend Thurman says that the best thing about doing a show at the Monmouth is Pasquale’s.  I’d say it’s Pasquale’s, La Mexicana and Dixie Chili– who all have to be making a mint off of the cast of Hamlet, who all inevitably get hungry, […]

Recipe: Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip

Recipe: Bacon-Blue Cheese Dip

I like bacon.  What omnivore doesn’t?  The week of the Super Bowl, Serious Eats did a recipe a day that involved bacon.  I saw this one, and just had to try it.  It starts off with onions fried in bacon grease– how can it be […]

Review: Noodles and Co.

Review: Noodles and Co.

I hadn’t seen my friend Dave in a long time, so we decided to meet for lunch last Thursday, right after the first snowstorm. Since he works in Clifton, and I work in Mason, we tried to meet somewhere in the middle. He suggested Noodles […]

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