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Cocktail Hour: Fragoli Liqueur

Cocktail Hour: Fragoli Liqueur

I often joke that the “booze fairy” occasionally visits my door, bearing samples for me to try.  I’m very behind in reviewing samples (and I’ve decided just to keep the reviews here, tagged “booze me, schmooze me” as it’s easier!).  This one has been staring […]

Beaujolais Celebration Tonight

Beaujolais Celebration Tonight

Beaujolais is traditionally released on the third Thursday in November (just in time for Thanksgiving, which is great as Beaujolais does pair well with turkey).  In Cincinnati, the Georges Duboeuf wine company will be hosting an exclusive event on November 17  (that’s today) at Maketewah […]

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts

I hated brussels sprouts as a kid.  My dad, who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, loves them.  This makes zero sense to me.  He won’t eat anything that even resembles a tomato (ketchup is out, and he uses only the barest amount […]

Cocktail Hour: The (Old) Old Fashioned

Cocktail Hour: The (Old) Old Fashioned

I’m a bit behind. Last week was Old Fashioned week, and I drank one in honor (the things I do for the blog…) but never posted about it. The old fashioned is called such as it is the essential cocktail: sugar, water, spirits and bitters. […]

Junior League Tour of Kitchens

Junior League Tour of Kitchens

The Junior League’s Tour of Kitchens was great!  Well, at least my part was.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see any of the homes but one– and that one was my own.  Since no one had volunteered a home in the city, I jumped at […]

Jerusalem Cafe Explodes

Jerusalem Cafe Explodes

Breaking news– several people on Twitter are reporting that Jerusalem Cafe, located on McMillan in Clifton Heights, has exploded. According to reports, no one was inside and no one in the apartments above were hurt.  Police and fire are on the scene and McMillan at […]

Metromix Dining Issue: Food Trucks, Tents and Trailers

Metromix Dining Issue: Food Trucks, Tents and Trailers

(Originally appeared in the print version of Metromix) In cities across the country, from New York (where there’s a food truck seemingly every block) to Nashville, from Los Angeles to Columbus, Ohio, street food– whether it’s out of a truck, a tent, or a trailer […]

Oriental Wok at Junior League’s Tour of Kitchens
Recipe: Pad See Ew
Cocktail Hour: Creme Yvette

Cocktail Hour: Creme Yvette

Okay, just a disclaimer. I profiled Chris Seelbach back in May with the Seelbach Cocktail, and offered the opportunity for a similar feature to any other candidate.  Yvette Simpson was the only other candidate who I contacted who wanted to a) talk about her candidacy […]

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