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A Followup to Mangoes

A Followup to Mangoes

Yesterday’s post was so much fun– I love hearing your stories about words and food (keep them coming!). Apparently Albert Pyle from the Mercantile Library ( one of my favorite places in town, and Pyle is also known as Dr. Know to Cincinnati Magazine readers) […]

Only in Cincinnati…

Only in Cincinnati…

Okay, I hear this is a Midwestern thing (not just Cincinnati), but I swear I’ve only heard it here.  While tromping through Jungle Jim’s on Saturday (with a camera; apparently the Bonominis have given up and are allowing cameras inside– all the better, as it’s […]

Friday Five: Favorite Sandwiches

Friday Five: Favorite Sandwiches

For our purposes here, a sandwich could also include something in a wrap instead of bread, but not a bun (as in: no hamburgers). 1. Virgil’s Pastrami sandwich (Bellevue). I haven’t written about Virgil’s yet (I went there several months ago) because I lost all […]

Never Said About Restaurant Websites

Never Said About Restaurant Websites

The Hoperatives sent me this link and I’ve been giggling over it every since. In all seriousness, there are good restaurant websites– and bad ones. My personal pet peeves: PDF Menus Flash (for two reasons: there are so many bad Flash websites, and I can’t […]

Tweet-up for Tucker’s, Saturday 10-3

Tweet-up for Tucker’s, Saturday 10-3

I’m sure you folks have heard about the shooting at Tucker’s on Vine, which left Carla Tucker injured and a customer in critical condition.   Terry and I were for a time regulars (we really need to get back), so this hit pretty close to […]

Park + Vine hosts Vegan Chili Cookoff

Park + Vine hosts Vegan Chili Cookoff

This sounds like fun– vegan chili from the WCP Memorial Chili Cookoff changed the way The Better Half thought about vegan food– and the event benefits Cincinnati COOKS. Here are the details: Imagine tofu, tempeh, seitan and textured vegetable protein starring in a chili at […]

More Las Vegas food

More Las Vegas food

A week in Vegas is hell on the waistline.  So much good food, so little time.  Here are a few highlights (particularly for the couple of readers who have asked for recommendations). Sushi Samba (Venetian): Do the omakase.  They’ll tailor it to your budget and […]

Friday Five: Top Five Things I’ve been doing instead of eating out in Cincinnati
Clifton Council statement about Keller’s IGA

Clifton Council statement about Keller’s IGA

Erin Swing Romanos posted this, and it answers a lot of questions I’ve been getting about the abrupt closure of Keller’s IGA, an anchor in the Gaslight district for years, and the source of groceries for many in the Clifton area, as it is both […]

Pretzels and Keg Tapping, January 21

Pretzels and Keg Tapping, January 21

This one’s just in… Venue 222 is hosting a Pretzelfest and Keg Tapping of Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock on January 21 from 6-10 PM. $35 covers unique sampling of freshly baked pretzels , four drink tickets, a brat, and a chance to win the Ultimate Bockfest […]

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