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One Last Christmas Giveaway

One Last Christmas Giveaway

The kind folks at both Busken and Graeter’s have offered me a $25 gift certificate for each of their businesses to give away to a lucky wine me, dine me reader.  Just post here by noon tomorrow, and you could win gift certificates for some […]

The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off

The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off

Schnecken, in German, means “snails” and this swirled confection is a holiday treat for many Cincinnatians.  Virginia Bakery’s schnecken has been the gold standard (now owned by Busken), but others have entered the ring.  Which Schnecken is the Best…en?  I took several schnecken from around […]

We have a winner!

We have a winner!

Our winner is Elizabeth S.– her favorite cookbook: “Lidia Bastianich’s “Lidia’s Family Table” is one of my favorite go to books. The recipes are all simple but have a great depth of flavor and provide for plenty of inspiration.” Enjoy the books. And the rest […]

wmdm’s Holiday Gift List: part 4 (Local(ish) Libations)
5B Conference Registration is open!

5B Conference Registration is open!

Attention bloggers! Registration is now open for the 5B: Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging Conference to be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Cincinnati Convention Center. For more information and to begin the application process, go to http://www.hoperatives.com/?page_id=9709 and follow the instructions […]

Cocktail Hour:  Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail Hour: Hot Buttered Rum

(Guest post by The Better Half) A couple of weeks ago, Julie and I were sitting at the bar at Senate, having a late-night dinner.  Actually, I was there for dinner; Julie was just having a drink. As usual, the place was busy, and I didn’t actually […]

wmdm’s Holiday Gift List: Part 3 (and another giveaway!)

wmdm’s Holiday Gift List: Part 3 (and another giveaway!)

This has been the season for some excellent cookbooks coming right out of Ohio!  And the best part?  You can win every book I write about today.  You probably won’t get them in time for Christmas or Hanukkah, but if your new year’s resolution is […]

Really, Bengals?

Really, Bengals?

I love Tina Fey (this is probably no surprise to any of you). I particularly loved the Weekend Update segments where she and Seth Meyers asked about certain topics, “Really?” So, I ask the Bengals organization: Really? I went to the Bengals game yesterday with […]

Crosstown Blowout

Crosstown Blowout

(Guest post by The Better Half) I’m a lucky guy. The Lady of the Blog, between business travel and the occasional double-booking on her busy social calendar, has no choice but send me occasionally to cover events for wine me, dine me. Her loss is […]

Brew River Gastropub to open in the old Maribelle’s Space

Brew River Gastropub to open in the old Maribelle’s Space

Several readers have let me know that there’s a sign up in the old Maribelle’s space in the East End (they are moving to Oakley with an opening date of Spring 2011) that says “Brew River Gastropub Opening Soon”. I’ve been poking around and that’s […]

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