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Review: Greenup Café

Review: Greenup Café

I used to live on Greenup Street, and often walked down to Wildflour for breakfast, or Scalea’s for a sandwich (I don’t remember its name– and they had such clever names!) that involved salted rye, cheddar, mounds of rare roast beef and coleslaw. Both of […]

Chalk opens!

Chalk opens!

I’m hoping to check out Chalk in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be honest– the name doesn’t quite capture me, but the concept does. I’m very interested in what sounds like a non-traditional, casual, creative restaurant. And don’t get me started on how much […]

McFaddens to reopen as Blackfinn

McFaddens to reopen as Blackfinn

Thanks to the Cincinnati Blog for this tip: McFaddens, formerly Nick and Tony’s, will be reopening as Blackfinn. It’s nice to have another spot to hit up after a show– too bad it’s a chain. You can sign up on their website for free tickets […]

Review: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Review: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Friday night, after meeting up with some lovely folks from my neighborhood, Terry and I decided that we needed a late dinner. Since Terry had a rather stressful week at work, he decided that he needed beef, and that beef needed to come from Jeff […]

The Iron Horse Inn

The Iron Horse Inn

I’m sad to report that the Iron Horse Inn has closed in Glendale. It was home to some fabulous wine dinners (so I hear, I never had the chance to attend one) and great food. Hopefully something new, but in keeping with the flavor of […]

Michael Pollan at Joseph Beth, 1/12/08

Michael Pollan at Joseph Beth, 1/12/08

Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Commons on Saturday, 1/12 at 1 PM. They expect a big turnout, so line letters are recommended if you want an autograph. I might just go […]

MCI Wine Dinner– Chef Alan Neace, Sr.

MCI Wine Dinner– Chef Alan Neace, Sr.

January marks the second month of the Midwest Culinary Institute’s series of wine dinners. This month featured a menu created by Chef Alan Neace, Sr., who is on staff as an instructor at MCI, with wines paired by Laura Myers-Landoll from Vintage Wine Distributors. Here’s […]

Midwest Culinary Institute’s Wine Dinners

Midwest Culinary Institute’s Wine Dinners

A new wine dinner is in town! Though wine reviews and tastings are something I’ll leave to Michelle, I am pretty thrilled to talk about The Midwest Culinary Institute’s brand-new monthly wine dinners. My friend Drew is on the planning committee for this event, and […]

Review: Shanghai Mama’s

Review: Shanghai Mama’s

I can’t claim that this is a restaurant I’ve never tried before; indeed it’s one of my old favorites. I’ve been going here since it opened (in fact, I remember when it was my favorite Big Sky Bread location and I went there once a […]

Cooking up a storm…

Cooking up a storm…

There wasn’t a whole lot of dining out going on at Chez Julie– sort of strange, considering most weekends I dine out at least twice. I seem to have gotten a domestic bug, and inspired by my recent week in Europe, wanted something I had […]

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