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Tasty Tuesdays: Mary Jane Brownies

Tasty Tuesdays: Mary Jane Brownies

I’m a sucker for a good brownie. I like mine to be chewy, not cakey and have a minimum of nuts. My favorite brownies are Sugar Daddy’s in Columbus– one of my favorite hotels up there is fortunately (or unfortunately, for my waistline) across the […]

News: Cumin Chef now Matthew Cranert, Shockley Hits the Farm

News: Cumin Chef now Matthew Cranert, Shockley Hits the Farm

It looks like Matthew Cranert, who is currently Executive Chef at M Wood Fired Oven (a sister restaurant to Cumin) is now also the Executive Chef for Cumin. In Cincinnati, he’s  worked for Daniel Wright at Senate, as well as restaurants in San Francisco and […]

Livin’ in the Cin:  Outdoor Dining at Virgil’s
Local Find: Hartzler Chocolate Milk

Local Find: Hartzler Chocolate Milk

(Guest post by The Better Half) One of the hazards of getting older—and I’ll let you provide your own definition for that particular word—is that I find myself given to unexpected bouts of nostalgia. Julie and I have a deal: Anytime we’re in the car […]

Giveaway: Dixie Chili

Giveaway: Dixie Chili

Long-time readers know of my love for Dixie Chili. It’s The Better Half’s and my favorite place for Valentine’s Day dinner. Author Dann Woellert recently published The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili, a book detailing the rich history and legendary proprietors of Cincinnati chili. Among […]

Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

Giveaway: Totally Bamboo’s Puzzle Party Platter

Guys, I’m pretty klutzy. Seriously. Despite growing up with ballet (I do still perfectly point my toes, and have REALLY good Balanchine-esque hand positioning at times), I am constantly bumping into things, dropping things, all of that good stuff.  Gravity has a particularly strong effect […]

Mayonnaise: or, A Jobless Summer
Cocktail Hour: Agua Fresca

Cocktail Hour: Agua Fresca

It’s a cocktail hour… with no alcohol. It’s possible! Sometimes, in the heat of summer, the last thing you want is alcohol. You’re already hot. You’re already tired. You don’t need anything to make you hotter or more tired, so what do you drink? I […]

Honey Closed

Honey Closed

Honey announced to its staff (and to Twitter) that they have closed effective immediately. If you’re looking for a restaurant space, however, it is for sale, and based on the listing, it sounds like they’re selling the name and concept along with the building and […]

Preview: Holtman’s Donuts & Salazar

Preview: Holtman’s Donuts & Salazar

Taste of NFL was on Wednesday, and one of my favorite things about it is often, restaurants preview dishes before they open, giving lucky attendees a little taste of what’s to come. This year, Holtman’s Donut Shop and Salazar were the two previews. Holtman’s, which […]

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