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Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

Recipe: Maraschino Cherries

This is not a maraschino cherry. Sorry, folks.  That’s, like, a zombie masquerading as a cherry.  How are they made? They’re brined in sodium metabisulfate, calcium chloride, and citric acid; soaked in corn syrup and fructose solution; then artificially flavored and colored. Ew. Those abominations came […]

Mini-Review: Banana Leaf

Mini-Review: Banana Leaf

I’m going to call this a mini-review because I had lunch here with a coworker and we both got the same thing, so not really a big, comprehensive review, but a review all the same. Do you remember Chokolat Morel? I actually went to a […]

Another Groupon feature:  Dinner at The Bistro
Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Friday Five: Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

Wow. It’s COLD. Last week we had a hint of warmth, then since Thanksgiving, it’s been bitterly cold. Since we’re misers and don’t want to pay the huge heating bills related to keeping our house a toasty 72, we drink a lot of hot beverages. […]

Nada Open for Sunday Brunch

Nada Open for Sunday Brunch

About a month ago, Nada did a one-month-only brunch, and due to public demand, they’re continuing it– permanently. Nada, known primarily for its tacos, margaritas, and hip downtown atmosphere, is now opening for brunch– a great move, considering the matinees happening next door at the […]

Mayberry Foodstuffs: Now Open

Mayberry Foodstuffs: Now Open

Mayberry Foodstuffs, an “urban grocery” on 7th and Main, is now open. Originally slated to open on November 1, they’re about a month behind– but opening just in time to pick up items before a holiday party.  Only 500 feet, they’ll have a lot of […]

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!

Chag sameach to all of my readers who celebrate Hanukkah. Right now, I believe that the Chabad of Cincinnati is lighting the menorah on Fountain Square.  The traditional foods of Hanukkah are often fried, to symbolize the miracle of the oil in the Temple after […]

Drink and Eat for the Cause at Hebron Brew House

Drink and Eat for the Cause at Hebron Brew House

My best friend and fellow blogger Michelle (you probably know her as Wine Girl)’s sister died a couple of years ago while still a college student. Michelle and her family set up a charity to fund a scholarship at Thomas More (where her sister attended […]

Review: Pho Lang Thang

Review: Pho Lang Thang

How do you pronounce p-h-o? Here’s a video to help you. (Hint: Pho has nothing in common with knockoff Louis Vuittons or orange tans.) Pho vs. Faux from Brian wilcox on Vimeo. Now that we’ve got that cuteness out of the way– and no, the […]

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