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Review: Kaze

Review: Kaze

It’s been interesting watching the progression of the Gateway Quarter north on Vine.  When I moved to the Gateway Quarter (a whole two blocks from where I was off Main) there were two restaurants , only a couple of stores, and you didn’t want to […]

Food and Art at the CAC

Food and Art at the CAC

Last summer, the Contemporary Arts Center had craft lessons on selected Mondays. You could learn to knit a project, sew– all sorts of things. Now, they’re expanding to food. Here’s the schedule– you can learn to make beer, sushi, paint with wine… all kinds of […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Cocktails Step By Step

Book Review and Giveaway: Cocktails Step By Step

I seriously love cookbooks. I particularly love cocktail books– though often, the books aren’t groundbreaking, I love the different approaches different bartenders have, the history, everything. Step By Step Cocktails: The Perfect Guide to Cocktail Making, which is part of Parragon’s Love Food line of […]

Taste of the NFL Tomorrow

Taste of the NFL Tomorrow

Wednesday night. I have a few questions for you. Do you love football? (Okay, this part could be optional.) Do you love food? (I guess this could be optional too, if you answered “yes” to A.) Do you want to help the Freestore Food Bank […]

The Spark Solution Winner!
Giveaway: The Spark Solution

Giveaway: The Spark Solution

The best part about last summer was getting to work with my friend Stepf Romine. Stepf, if you don’t know her, is the editor at SparkPeople. I’ve known her since she wrote the food blog for the Enquirer back in 2007, and we’ve stayed in […]

Recipe: Thai-inspired Carrot Slaw
Best of Taste on Fox 19

Best of Taste on Fox 19

In case you watched Fox 19 this morning, here’s my list of best bets: Veal meatballs from Via Vite Anything from the Taste Experience (the photo below is of Daveed’s Next’s chilled shrimp flatbread) Pit to Plate rib tips Street Corn from M Wood Fire […]

Taste of Cincinnati Features New Restaurants

Taste of Cincinnati Features New Restaurants

The number one complaint I’ve heard year after year: “Why isn’t X restaurant at Taste of Cincinnati?” That restaurant is usually something small and chef-owned. The problem is– these chefs are generally not equipped to serve the 500,000 people (or so) who take in Taste– […]

Review: Thai Express

Review: Thai Express

As an UC alumna, I have no idea how I never made it to Thai Express in college.  It has all of the things a college student (and, let’s face it, the rest of us) likes:  cheap, delicious food with enough for leftovers the next […]

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