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The Pie Wars Beginneth and Presidential Cookies

The Pie Wars Beginneth and Presidential Cookies

Remember last year’s Busken vs. Frisch’s pie wars? In case you don’t, here was my Thanksgiving post from last year. It looks like Frisch’s is getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving a little early by costuming the Skinny Ghost cookie on the side of Busken’s […]

Recipe: Bread Pudding; or Snow Day in Cincinnati

Recipe: Bread Pudding; or Snow Day in Cincinnati

Ohio weather is always a bit on the confused side.  I’ve been in snow storms in November and, more recently, 60 degrees in January.   Just this past Saturday, there was a Winter Weather Advisory saying we’d get 3″ of snow overnight.  Locals know what […]

The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off

The 2011 Cincinnati Schneck-Off

Schnecken, in German, means “snails” and this swirled confection is a holiday treat for many Cincinnatians.  Virginia Bakery’s schnecken has been the gold standard (now owned by Busken), but others have entered the ring.  Which Schnecken is the Best…en?  I took several schnecken from around […]

Frisch’s vs. Busken (and WKRP)

Frisch’s vs. Busken (and WKRP)

I am rarely impressed by advertising these days.  It’s rarely cute or clever, and also rarely changes my mind or helps me make a decision. I’m jaded. But I have to hand it to both Frisch’s and Busken, who are having a good time trying […]

Sausage Fest Find: Busken’s Goetta Donuts

Sausage Fest Find: Busken’s Goetta Donuts

Sausage Fest may be the most unfortunately named festival in Cincinnati, and this is saying something considering that we’re the city that makes newbies tilt their head a bit when you ask them if they want to go for a three-way after playing Cornhole in […]

Holiday Treats: Virginia Bakery’s Schnecken

Holiday Treats: Virginia Bakery’s Schnecken

Schnecken is a Cincinnati tradition, though it’s not as known as the three-way or French pot ice cream. The most famous, from the Virginia Bakery (which closed several years back) has been kept alive by Busken, and is only available during the winter holidays. Servatii […]

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