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Review: The Bistro

Review: The Bistro

I’ve kind of been avoiding the Bistro for a while. Maybe it’s because the last time I ate there, it was disappointing– this was January of last year, right before the big Jean-Robert de Cavel and Martin Wade throwdown.  I’d heard rumors of quality degrading […]

Salazar Nominated for Food + Wine Magazine Best New Chef

Salazar Nominated for Food + Wine Magazine Best New Chef

Just in from The Palace… Jose Salazar has been nominated for “Best New Chef”, an honor voted by “the people” (aka: you).  It’s regional– there’s a Great Lakes winner, New York Area, Gulf Coast, etc. Hes got some interesting competition– most of it Chicago-based, but […]

What folks are doing on Valentine’s Day

What folks are doing on Valentine’s Day

Looking for some ideas besides my Friday Five? I posed the question on Twitter and Facebook and got some interesting answers: @ChromeOrange Mostly wishing I wasn’t in the UK @JoshOsbo celebrating my birthday! Thats one of the downsides of dating me: V-day is always about […]

Friday Five:  Valentine’s Day Treats

Friday Five: Valentine’s Day Treats

The Better Half and I don’t really *do* Valentine’s Day. We’re curmudgeons.  We refuse to go out, so we usually stay in and cook. We don’t buy flowers or chocolates or jewelry or cards.   Too much pressure. That’s okay. We know that 99% of […]

Vote for wmdm for City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati 2011

Vote for wmdm for City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati 2011

Hi loyal readers!  If wmdm is your favorite blog, please vote for me in City Beat’s Best of Cincinnati 2011.  Last year, Scott Sloan from 700 WLW won, but there are so many great, local blogs (that don’t simply feature pictures of half-naked women) that […]

The Kolache Factory Returns (In a New Location)

The Kolache Factory Returns (In a New Location)

Tom Streeter and Carla Gesell-Streeter are the co-owners of the Hoperatives beer blog and informational web site for beer & beer events in the Cincinnati area. Imagine this scene that we’ve experienced many times over the last few months: Us: We’re so excited that The […]

Review: Queen City Cookies

Review: Queen City Cookies

It’s Valentine’s Day– almost. Your sweetheart needs a gift. Chocolates are a bit old hat (well, not all of them– but you’ll see more about that tomorrow). Flowers die (and are completely overpriced for Valentine’s Day. I mean, the price is chopped by half the […]

Review: smoQ

Review: smoQ

As the wife of an Alabamian, I know that occasionally The Better Half will get a barbecue craving.  It’s okay. It’s a darn good thing that I like barbecue, because after we went to smoQ the first time, less than two weeks later he wanted […]

Brad Bernstein now at View

Brad Bernstein now at View

Brad Bernstein, most recently of Lavomatic, has moved to The View, the restaurant in the Edgecliffe Condominiums, which is owned by the Stephens Restaurant Group, best known for Bella Luna in the East End. In addition to the new chef (who is reportedly redoing the […]

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