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Bits and Bites: Mac’s Pizza Half Price Mondays

Bits and Bites: Mac’s Pizza Half Price Mondays

The Better Half and I wandered into Mac’s Pizza Pub in Clifton last Monday, and were delighted to find that it was half-price pizza night! Every Monday, you can get any pizza (excluding vegan pizzas and Macovers) for half price. We chose the Chicago Gyro […]

Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Hello, Local 12 viewers! Click on “Recipes” at the top of the blog for more wine me, dine me recipes! This simple salad is an easy way to use up fresh summer produce. If you don’t like chives, feel free to substitute dill, basil, or […]

Recipe: Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken

Recipe: Thomas Keller’s Fried Chicken

I am married to a native Southerner.  My grandmother was from the hills of Owenton, Kentucky. I have never made fried chicken. First, I just don’t like frying.  Oil is messy.  I still have an electric stove, so it’s hard to control the temperature as […]

Closing: Painted Fish
Hello, Honey open on Vine

Hello, Honey open on Vine

A new ice cream shop opened on Vine– and they’re going homemade. Hello, Honey (in the old Red Squirrel location, 633 Vine Street) is doing house-made, preservative- and artificial flavor-free ice creams (down to the caramel and marshmallow, says their menu). On top of the […]

Recipe: Clafoutis

Recipe: Clafoutis

I was irresponsible. I didn’t customize my Green Bean Delivery order. That means I got whatever they picked for me. An onion (I’ll use it), two mangoes (breakfast!), a green pepper (not a favorite– red and yellow are more my speed), some lettuce, some basil. […]

Dear Mr. Selig: A Case for Cincinnati to Host the All-Star Game
Lavomatic to Close for Remodel

Lavomatic to Close for Remodel

This just crossed my email… “Lavomatic will close just temporarily. To ensure the restaurant remains open to World Choir Games guests, Lavomatic has timed its temporary closing to coincide with the closing of the World Choir Games. Beginning Sunday, July 15 – and for twelve […]

Review: Please

Review: Please

Trying to park a stick shift on Liberty Hill can be a challenge, particularly parking downhill and especially while you’re squinting at houses, trying to see an address obscured by some greenery, all the while trying not to be late to dinner. Call me anything, […]

prettiest. eggs. ever

prettiest. eggs. ever

Aren’t these just the prettiest eggs ever?  I picked these up at Findlay Market from Back Acres Farm and they made some excellent soft scrambled eggs this morning, and will be part of a vinaigrette tonight.  I have two chickens thawing in the refrigerator to make […]

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