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One more bit of politics: No on 2

One more bit of politics: No on 2

Okay, I promise, after tomorrow: no more politics. At least until next year! Issue 2, in the state of Ohio, adds a constitutional amendment providing for the formation of an agricultural board to oversee farming procedures in the Buckeye State. Sounds good, right? It’s a […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

IMG_0470 Originally uploaded by winemedineme This is one of the gorgeous creations from Take the Cake! Do you see that they’ve replaced Barbie’s head with a sugar skull? How fabulous! Hope everyone had a super happy Halloween.

Cincinnati Seasoned Just Released

Cincinnati Seasoned Just Released

I love local cookbooks. The Junior League– whether here or elsewhere– is known for it. Terry’s quite the aficianado– he’s got Junior League and church cookbooks from all over the country, including the best selling River Road cookbooks from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They sell more […]

A wrench in the plans: issues with Jean-Robert’s new restaurant

A wrench in the plans: issues with Jean-Robert’s new restaurant

The Business Courier is reporting that Jean-Robert’s Table, set to open the first of December, will violate his non-compete, which is set to expire a year after their partnership ends. I’m not a lawyer, and won’t even try to think about the non-compete.  Aren’t non-competes […]

Two new wine blogs..

Two new wine blogs..

I *am* wine me, dine me– and while I don’t often talk about wine, I do want to share two new(ish) wine blogs in the Cincinnati area. First, and this one has more to do with food– Burke Morton’s Wine Think. Burke is the former […]

How NOT to market your restaurant
Review: Hamburger Mary’s

Review: Hamburger Mary’s

(Pictures coming later) I can’t tell you how much time I spent at the old Hamburger Mary’s.  In college, it was a regular hangout for my friends and me, and their karaoke (er, Mary-Oke) was a lot of fun.  I even liked it after it […]

Findlay Market, Taste of Belgium, and wine me, dine me say No on Nine
So the commenting experiment didn’t work.
Jean-Robert de Cavel to open new restaurant downtown.

Jean-Robert de Cavel to open new restaurant downtown.

It’s about time. After Pigall’s closed in February, I can’t tell you how many comments and emails I’ve gotten asking me what Jean-Robert was going to do next. First, of course, there was the MCI partnership. Then, there was the Northside Can Factory rumor. Then, […]

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