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Forest View Gardens takes over Vito’s Cafe

Forest View Gardens takes over Vito’s Cafe

When I was growing up, my grandma– who grew up speaking German, in Over-the-Rhine– just loved Forest View Gardens. They had good German food, and employed a lot of students from CCM as singing waiters. Her senior center often had “field trips” there, and she […]

Mini-Review: Coffee, Please!

Mini-Review: Coffee, Please!

I lived in Mariemont for almost two years, and constantly drove up and down Miami Avenue. When I student taught at Mariemont High School, my cooperating teacher constantly had cups of coffee from “Coffee, Please” and still– I never went. When I reviewed Frieda’s a […]

Hideaway to reopen as Picnic and Pantry

Hideaway to reopen as Picnic and Pantry

Just got a press release about this one– the old Hideaway will open as Picnic and Pantry, a store dedicated to local and organic ingredients and some local, organic premade items like desserts. This is their initial concept– future plans include Mexican street food at […]

Review: Hot Doggin’ It

Review: Hot Doggin’ It

Let it never be said that I am a food snob. Sure, I’m particular– not picky– but I like to eat anything done well, and that includes a hot dog or other street food– and it doesn’t have to be “gourmet”. So when Kelly suggested […]

It’s Opening Day!

It’s Opening Day!

Yay, it’s Opening Day! Longtime readers might know that we here at wine me, dine me are big baseball fans, though we also really like going to ballparks and sampling– what else?– the food.  Sadly, our own hometown team’s ballpark has  some of the worst […]

Opening: Bartini Martini Lounge

Opening: Bartini Martini Lounge

If you drive past the old Oceanaire location in the 580 building, you’ll see a brand new wrapping touting “Bartini’s Martini Lounge”. A quick google search came up with a lot of Bartini’s (notably in New York), but it doesn’t look like they’re related. I […]

Cocktail Hour: The Daiquiri

Cocktail Hour: The Daiquiri

I’m getting to the point where I refuse to order mixed drinks in bars that are more complicated than “rum and coke” or “vodka and soda” or “gin and tonic”.  Really.  I was at a hotel bar- notorious for their knowledge of certain drinks (like […]

Red: Closed

Red: Closed

Yup, it’s official– heard from two sources, one customer, one vendor (musician) that Red is indeed closed for business. Answers to phone messages are as far unanswered.   Sad– I’ve had a couple of good meals there, and their bar was nice. I am guessing […]

Food Writer Bingo

Food Writer Bingo

Let it never be said that I can’t laugh at myself: via Shut Up Foodies, my new favorite humorous blog, which I both laugh at and, uh, find myself in.  I call myself on “house-made”, “unctuous” (read: stop eating pork belly, Julie), and redolent.  A […]

Mini-Update: Taqueria Mercado, Bootsy’s, Red

Mini-Update: Taqueria Mercado, Bootsy’s, Red

Taqueria Mercado will be opening in Javier’s space.  Thank goodness– authentic Mexican downtown! Terry and I stopped in to Bootsy’s for dinner– did you know they’d changed the menu?  They still have tapas and sushi, but they have gone away from the “small plates” and […]

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