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Create Your Own Yagoot!

Create Your Own Yagoot!

Yagoot is sponsoring a promotion they’re calling “Neugoot”– asking their “Yagroopies” (translation: Yagoot fans) to suggest their own ideas for new Yagoot flavors. There are three prizes: two runners up get $50 Yagoot gift certificates, and the winner gets a Yagoot party and gets to […]

Review: Streetpops

Review: Streetpops

Every year, the parish I grew up in had their parish festival on Memorial Day weekend. We schoolkids celebrated with Hot Lunch Day (no daily hot lunches for us) which usually consisted of Domino’s pizza and Grippo’s chips, but we got the added bonus of […]

Friday Five:  On the side, please

Friday Five: On the side, please

(Guest post by The Artist Formerly Known as “The Boyfriend”) Complete the following:  Baked possum and _______. (Stick with me.  There’s a point here, I promise.) If you answered with anything other than “sweet potatoes,” you’re probably not a native Southerner.  And even though it […]

Review: Sweet Peace Bakery

Review: Sweet Peace Bakery

In my house, growing up, there was always a box of Oatmeal Cream Pies from Little Debbie in the pantry.  I think my mom may still keep them there.  The creamy filling sandwiched by soft, slightly spicy cookie is still a favorite, though I couldn’t […]

Review: Foodzie

Review: Foodzie

I love the trend of “curated” sample packs. I fell in love with this trend via Birchbox, which sends you five samples based on a theme (April was “earth-friendly”, May was “Gifts for Mom”). They’re really generous samples: like a small bottle of nail polish […]

Summer Reading, Food Edition

Summer Reading, Food Edition

I was *that* kid when I was growing up. You know the one– nose in a book, constantly. Even at the dinner table (which infuriated my mother to no end). Summertime was my favorite time of year, because that meant I could read whatever I […]

Commenting System

Commenting System

Hey folks! I upgraded the commenting system to Disqus, a system you may use on other websites and blogs for commenting. I tried this a couple of years ago and it wasn’t popular, but it has been improved since then. A few things: If you […]

Review: Jessicakes

Review: Jessicakes

I like cupcakes.  I’ve not gone crazy over them like many have (though I hear the Whoopee Pie is the next cupcake, and I really love those…), but I still enjoy a moist cupcake with a generous amount of frosting.  They’re fun, a little indulgent, […]

Soho Sushi to be renamed Fusian

Soho Sushi to be renamed Fusian

Soho Sushi, the fast-casual sushi concept on 4th, has changed their name to Fusian (pronounced like “fusion”). I talked with Zach Weprin, one of the owners, a couple of weeks ago and asked him about the change, which is official as of today.  “We want […]

Japp’s to Open June 23

Japp’s to Open June 23

Japp’s, the former bar (and wig shop) and now the second foray into the bar scene in Over-the-Rhine by the owners of Neon’s, has annoounced its opening: June 23, says Molly Wellman. The bar will feature craft cocktails, a comfortable atmosphere, no TVs, and “the […]

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