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Review: Abigail Street

Review: Abigail Street

I love the way my neighborhood is developing. Most weekends, The Better Half and I don’t go much farther than a block or two. We have so many choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner– and more every day– that it’s very tempting to not venture […]

I’d be honored…

I’d be honored…

…if you voted for wine me, dine me as the “best blog” in City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati poll.  I’ve been in the top three for the past several years (in great company, I might add) and hope you folks still enjoy me enough to […]

Valentine’s Day, wmdm Style

Valentine’s Day, wmdm Style

Valentine’s Day is not a popular holiday at chez wmdm.  Two people who love each other, but don’t buy into the whole roses, chocolates, and high expectations of a Hallmark holiday– well, that doesn’t really add up to Valentine’s romance.  Throw in my travel schedule, […]

Review: Copper Blue

Review: Copper Blue

You all know how I feel about chain restaurants– in general, if I want a decent meal out, I avoid them and instead prefer to give my money to local restaurants. I understand the appeal of chains– consistency, familiarity, often family-friendliness. You know what you’re […]

News Roundup: Bilog, Taste of Belgium,The Wine Cellar, Bakersfield

News Roundup: Bilog, Taste of Belgium,The Wine Cellar, Bakersfield

Bilog, a cafe in Wyoming run by former P&G chemist Elizabeth Piocos, has opened as of last Friday (after an original opening date of August).  They feature coffee, tea, gelato and an assortment of internationally-flavored sandwiches.  The gelato is house-made, and the menu will be […]

Recipe: Gorgamole

Recipe: Gorgamole

By popular Facebook demand, I’m posting the recipe for Gorgamole that I made for Super Bowl Sunday.  Yes, it sounds a bit like the villain on the Smurfs, but I assure you, it’s delicious.  We go to a Super Bowl party every year, and the […]

First Peek: Bakersfield OTR
New Restaurant for Mayberry Space

New Restaurant for Mayberry Space

The space recently vacated by Mayberry at 915Vine Street will be quickly replaced by Burnell’s, run by Chef Nathan Jolley.  He will serve lunch (including soups and fresh-baked cookies) Mondays-Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m and dinner (which will remain BYOB) Thursdays-Saturdays from 6:30 […]

Contest: Lady in Red 2011 & Stone Creek

Contest: Lady in Red 2011 & Stone Creek

Whoever washes the napkins at restaurants must hate me. I am a card-carrying member of the Red Lipstick club (which I learned about from one of my readers, who introduced herself and her friend to me at Japp’s and was super impressed that I was […]

News Roundup: Green Dog Cafe, Bakersfield, Roxy’s, Mayberry

News Roundup: Green Dog Cafe, Bakersfield, Roxy’s, Mayberry

Green Dog Cafe is opening a new restaurant, Buz, next to their location in Columbia-Tusculum.  It’ll be a table-service, slightly higher end restaurant (as opposed to Green Dog’s counter service) and will open on February 20th. Bakersfield in Over-the-Rhine had a soft opening on Saturday […]

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