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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 […]

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
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