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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 […]

Cocktail Hour: Homemade Cocktail Onions

Cocktail Hour: Homemade Cocktail Onions

I have more fun making cocktails than drinking them.    Everyone has their cooking niche, and though I think I’ve got some skills all around, I get the geekiest when I’m talking about creating items for cocktails.  I’ve made my own maraschino cherries, my own […]

AAA Four Diamond Results

AAA Four Diamond Results

It’s another good year for Cincinnati restaurants and AAA Four Diamond ratings.  Six restaurants received Four Diamonds, the second-highest rating by AAA.  The longest running Four Diamond-award winner in Cincinnati is The Palace. Boca Restaurant Daveed’s at 934 Nicola’s Restaurant Orchids at Palm Court The […]

News Roundup: Mama’s, Roxy’s and Dusmesh

News Roundup: Mama’s, Roxy’s and Dusmesh

A few tidbits of news, brought to you by this view: I’m in San Francisco for work and this is my office view right now.  I love Cincinnati, but man, that view. Shanghai Mama’s will reopen on February 1, adding another option back to Cincinnati’s […]

Review: Aponte’s New Jersey Style Pizza
Enzo’s in OTR Gets New Manager, Menu

Enzo’s in OTR Gets New Manager, Menu

Enzo’s, a mainstay of Race Street for almost five years, has a new manager and a new menu. Terry Lee, the former owner of OUTSIDE and a fixture of Over-the-Rhine for nearly as long as Enzo’s, has taken over management duties and added his own […]

La Petite Pierre’s Dining Room: Open!

La Petite Pierre’s Dining Room: Open!

La Petite Pierre, a fantastic little French place on Camargo Road in Madeira usually promotes “fill the pot” events– that is, you can bring in your pot and they’ll fill it with whatever delicious traditional French dish they’ve prepared, and you take it home to […]

Mini-Review: Trio

Mini-Review: Trio

I used to go to Trio all the time.  It was a favorite of my former in-laws’, and we celebrated many birthdays there in the early years of the Aughts.  I swear, during that time their menu rarely changed, and once I no longer had […]

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