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5th Annual Findlay Market Blue BBQ

5th Annual Findlay Market Blue BBQ

This looks like a fun event. This Sunday, from 10-5, Josh Campbell from World Food Bar and Mayberry, and Matt Buschle from Virgil’s, will be roasting a whole pig and smoking brisket, and Molly Wellman will be mixing cocktails at Findlay Market’s 5th annual Blue […]

More on the sale of Lavomatic and Chalk

More on the sale of Lavomatic and Chalk

If you’d like more information on today’s earlier story, there’s a fantastic article in the Business Courier, with some perspective as to why Relish is selling off the property. Fantastic that the employees were offered the restaurants first!

Restaurant News: Shake-Ups at Chalk, Lavo, Summit

Restaurant News: Shake-Ups at Chalk, Lavo, Summit

The Relish Group is selling Chalk to Executive Chef Mark Bodenstein, and is also selling Lavomatic to an unknown (at the time of publishing) buyer. Calls to the Relish Group have not been returned. A call to Mark Bodenstein garnered this: “We are almost finished […]

Review: Amma’s Kitchen

Review: Amma’s Kitchen

In my past couple of Indian restaurant reviews, everyone suggested Shaan as my next stop on my Indian Tour of Cincinnati (which I have now dubbed my current craving for Indian food). And I totally ignored you guys. Sorry. Shaan will be next, but my […]

Pit to Plate Pig Roast at Neon’s

Pit to Plate Pig Roast at Neon’s

Clint Watson, one of the founders of Cincinnati EATS is hosting a pig roast at Neon’s on Saturday, August 7, to benefit Cystic Fibrosis. For $20, you get all-you-can-eat barbecue, buns, sauces, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, pasta salad, two drink tickets (donated by Neon’s), […]

Small Bites: Graeter’s, Mad Men, Etc.

Small Bites: Graeter’s, Mad Men, Etc.

Graeter’s has a new book out– Graeter’s Ice Cream : An Irresistible History. Food history, my favorite!  There’s a great review of the book on Serious Eats today. Mad Men is devoid of cocktails this season– instead, everyone is either overindulging in straight booze (ick) […]

Cocktail Hour: Tales of the Cocktail, and an announcement!
Jean-Robert’s Table to open August 10

Jean-Robert’s Table to open August 10

Polly Campbell is reporting that Jean-Robert’s Table will open August 10 for dinner service.  It’s not fine dining, according to Polly– but prices like Lavomatic and JeanRo Bistro’s were. I’ve walked and driven by and saw the French flags, cheery yellow paint to the exterior, […]

Review: Wicked-wich

Review: Wicked-wich

(Guest post by The Boyfriend) Julie has been nagging asking me all summer to do a review of Wicked-wich, the sandwich shop that opened a few months back on Sycamore, between 4th and 5th Streets.   Wicked-wich gears itself almost exclusively toward downtown’s workday breakfast and […]

Kunzel Lager to debut at Cincinnati Pops on Saturday

Kunzel Lager to debut at Cincinnati Pops on Saturday

Christian Moerlein is brewing a special, limited-edition Kunzel lager in honor of Erich Kunzel, the longtime Cincinnati Pops conductor (and founder) who recently passed away. On Saturday, July 31st, all ticket holders can come to a pre-Pops party and sample Kunzel Lager or purchase cases […]

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