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March Madness: Cake vs. Pie

March Madness: Cake vs. Pie

Jezebel is doing a different kind of March Madness… a bracket pitting cake against cake, pie against pie, for an Ultimate Cake vs. Pie-off! I like March Madness, but I’d much rather pit cake vs. pie.   You can vote daily at Jezebel.com — today’s choice?  […]

Restaurant Week Starts Today

Restaurant Week Starts Today

It’s that time of year– the spring edition of Restaurant Week. This event is so much bigger than years past– it’s hard to make a decision when there are so many great restaurants (and only a week to enjoy the great deals). It doesn’t matter […]

Cocktail Hour: Manhattan

Cocktail Hour: Manhattan

If there’s one thing that symbolized my childhood, it was the Manhattan. Wow, that sounds really dysfunctional, but truly, some of my favorite times that I look back on in my childhood involved my Aunts Dora and Martha, who came over often (particularly for holidays) […]

I neglected to post about St. Patrick’s Day..

I neglected to post about St. Patrick’s Day..

….first, we headed to O’Nati’s pub on Fountain Square, where a big bunch of fabulous folks were gathered to listen to Naked Karate Girls and a U2 cover band, but mostly drink beer. Then, Kate, The Boyfriend and I went over to Arnold‘s– where we […]

Review: Frieda’s Bakery

Review: Frieda’s Bakery

My grandmother was an excellent baker, in a very traditional German style, which has made me, I think, a bit particular about my baked goods. In addition, growing up, there were always great bakeries in my neighborhood, where if Grandma didn’t feel like baking, we […]

Hideaway: Closed

Hideaway: Closed

A Twitter conversation reminded me that I forgot to post about this: Hideaway in Northside is closed. I had done brunch there (as part of the Northside Brunch Tour), and wasn’t impressed– my French toast was undercooked, for example– so when I heard they were […]

So what’s going on at Slims?

So what’s going on at Slims?

I’ve been asked this question several times– what’s up at Slims? Have you read their blog? It looks like they’re still doing their thing– 5:30-when the food is gone, Friday and Saturday, prix fixe. They’ve added a new service, which they call VOUT. They’ll serve […]

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

Recipe: Sloppy Joes

According to The Boyfriend, I was a deprived child. I never ate Spaghetti-Os, Chef Boyardee, boxed macaroni and cheese or Manwich.  I didn’t do chicken pot pie, Aunt Jemima pancakes or peanut butter and jelly swirled together in a jar.  I definitely didn’t eat sugary […]

Guy Fieri in town– where is he?

Guy Fieri in town– where is he?

As you may know, Guy Fieri is in town– I’ve known he was coming for a while, since his production company contacted me nearly a year ago.  Television research takes a while!  I gave them a few suggestions, but sadly– no chance to meet the […]

L’Auberge Names New Chef; Whalen moves to Kenwood Country Club

L’Auberge Names New Chef; Whalen moves to Kenwood Country Club

Ah, the revolving door that is L’Auberge. So Romy Jung left last year, and Jared Whalen was named chef on August 15. Now, eight months later, it looks like there’s yet another chef, according to the Dayton Business Journal. David Lease will be taking the […]

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