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Giveaway: Penn Station

Giveaway: Penn Station

If you didn’t win the Art of Food tickets, I’m sorry– but I do have a chance for you to win $20 to my favorite local guilty-pleasure chain. Penn Station is not an “authentic” cheesesteak — they use real provolone and add banana peppers, not […]

Pontiac Bourbon & Barbecue to open in Summer

Pontiac Bourbon & Barbecue to open in Summer

I don’t think Vine Street smells good enough. You have the wafting of donuts, tacos, pizza, truffle fries, fried chicken, Asian food… what’s it missing? Barbecue, of course. Dan Wright is opening up his next restaurant, Pontiac Bourbon & Barbecue, “sometime this summer”, said Wright […]

Lavomatic Adds New Executive Chef, Josh Campbell Moves to Fine Dining

Lavomatic Adds New Executive Chef, Josh Campbell Moves to Fine Dining

Lavomatic just announced their new Executive Chef, Cameron Serrins. He’s no stranger to Cincinnati, having worked at Honey, Mayberry, La Poste,  Django Western Taco and, coincidentally, with Joanne Drilling at Lavomatic when it opened. From Lavomatic: “Chef Cameron brings a range of styles and contemporary approach […]

New Focus for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Of list

New Focus for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Of list

Last year was the final year for Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Ten restaurants list. With Donna Covrett’s departure, there was a change in focus– appropriate, considering the city’s restaurant scene has changed quite a bit as well. This year’s list is new restaurants–  restaurants that have […]

Giveaway: Art of Food Tickets!
Cocktail Hour: The I-75 from Metropole

Cocktail Hour: The I-75 from Metropole

Metropole has just introduced a brand new cocktail menu, which I received a press release the day after I tried it.  Whoops. On Monday, I had several former coworkers in from out of town.  After hopping from Salazar, to Lackman, to Obscura, we finished the […]

Weekend Roundup: Kaze, Cheese & Valentine’s Day

Weekend Roundup: Kaze, Cheese & Valentine’s Day

This weekend has a few interesting things on tap, and I’m also going to share some Valentine’s Day ideas so you can plan ahead, and not have a case of last-minute panic.  Me, I’ll be at Dixie Chili like I always am on Valentine’s.  You […]

Super Bowl Recipe: Confit Chicken Wings from Local 127

Super Bowl Recipe: Confit Chicken Wings from Local 127

This isn’t my recipe, but boy, does it sound delicious. It involves cooking chicken wings in schmaltz, also known as chicken fat– you can use oil too, but it’s not quite the same– for a confit. Then they’re deep-fried and coated in a spicy Korean […]

Review: Garden of Flavor Juices (and Pressed Juicery, too)

Review: Garden of Flavor Juices (and Pressed Juicery, too)

Juicing is ALL the rage. At my sales meeting earlier this month,  I heard at least two references to juicing, one from our National Sales Manager (who apparently got a juicer for Christmas) and juices were available at breakfast and snacks (in past years, it […]

Art of Food: Friday, February 28th

Art of Food: Friday, February 28th

Art of Food gets bigger and better every year. Each year, chefs and artists take over the Carnegie with food-themed art, both edible and not. The exhibit runs through March 16th, but the best time to go is its opening night on Friday, February 28th. […]

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