The Food Hussy!: Restaurant Review: Butt Shack BBQ Grill

I am just not a big BBQ fan – I’ve tried many places and just don’t like it much. I mean – I LOVE Eli’s – but that’s special. That said – I heard a new BBQ place opened near us and decided to check it out. Why? Cuz it’s called the Butt Shack. How can a HUSSY not go to the BUTT SHACK?! It’s in Green Hills off Winton Rd near the former Johnny’s Toys.Larry tried the Pulled Pork Sandwich which came with fries and a side for $7.75. He isn’t a huge BBQ fan either but from the first (Read more...)

The Food Hussy!: Event: Passport to Healthy Skin – this Sunday @ Findlay Market

If you live in or near a bustling metropolitan area, you probably consider yourself pretty street smart. But do you have city skin smarts? Simple® Skincare surveyed* women in the top 40 cities across the country to uncover the truth about their holistic skincare habits. Although nearly 9 in 10 (89%) women describe their skincare habits as “healthy,” their actual behaviors show there is room for improvement.For starters, 68% of Cincinnati women know that stress affects their skin’s health; however, more than half (53%) are not actively trying to reduce their stress level right now. A Simple® solution? Light a (Read more...)

The Food Hussy!: Restaurant Review: Capital Grille & their new Burgers!

Capital Grille opened near Rookwood last summer and have been doing well ever since. They’re a premium level steakhouse with prices on par with some of the higher end restaurants in Cincinnati. Capital Grille is owned by the Darden Restaurants Group which also owns it’s neighbor Seasons 52 as well as Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House and a few others. We started out with fresh breads which were definitely tasty. The rolls were better than the flatbread and the butter – soft & salty! (Just how I like it!)The restaurant is definitely on the “fancy” side – we were sitting (Read more...)

Cincinnati Nomerati: Mazunte:

This past Saturday, David and I were in tense negotiations about where to go for lunch. Taste of Cincinnati was in full swing, but we weren’t planning to brave the crowds until the following day. After about 20 minutes of discussion without agreement, David threw up his hands. “I’m going to go take a shower and get ready to go…somewhere. Come up with three options to choose from when I get back and we’ll go from there.”I glanced at him with irritation. “Did you seriously just RFP me for lunch plans?” For those who have never encountered the acronym before, (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: Road Trip: San Francisco and Nearby

My husband and I are on vacation in California, starting in San Francisco for the Memorial Day weekend.Our healthiest dining was at the renowned, creative and wonderful higher-end vegetarian restaurant, Green’s. The menu is short but enticing, so that … . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Road Trip: San Francisco and Nearby

Healthy Foodies: Here Come the Berries!

I’m always so happy to see the first domestic blueberries of the season, which are coming in now. Hooray for the sweet little blue guys now coming in from Florida and Georgia — not Chile and Argentina. (Thanks, South America, for getting us through the winter, but those sour berries that have traveled thousands of miles to get to our cereal bowls just don’t measure up to the delicious fruit from such states as North Carolina, New Jersey and Michigan.)In honor of the new crop, here’s a pudding recipe from my friend, Mary Ann Barnes. Although she made it with (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: At Farmers’ Markets NOW

Photos from a visit to historic Findlay Market, in downtown Cincinnati, on Saturday morning May 17. If you live anywhere in the middle of the country — East, Midwest, or upper South — these crops should be available in your own markets. And handcraft… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: At Farmers’ Markets NOW

SmallTownBigCincy: Bad Tom Brewing

In a very non desript building in Linwood, at the end of Bella Luna’s parking lot, is a relatively new brewery. Actually, Bad Tom Smith Brewing has been open for a year, but just recently extended their tap room hours. Its a small building with a bar and a few picnic tables where you can […] . . . → Read More: SmallTownBigCincy: Bad Tom Brewing

Healthy Foodies: Hot weather? Time for fruit smoothies

If you have a hard time getting in the recommended number of fruit and veggie servings — which ranges from a low of six to a high of 12 — smoothies can be an easy, tasty solution. A blender full of berries, banana, pineapple, fruit juices, and other fruits is filling, refreshing, and nutrient-packed. If desired, add dairy such as yogurt or milk; soy or other non-dairy milk; sweeteners such as honey, Stevia or Splenda. And pureed vegetables, tomato juice, carrot juice, etc. can also be tucked into your recipe.You’ll want to have a sturdy blender, preferably with at least (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: Encore: Murphin Ridge Inn

Riding with the AmishAnother wondrous, restful, delicious weekend in Adams County, OH — 70 miles east of our home in Cincinnati. We’ve come to think of the inn, known far and wide for its restaurant, as our country home. MURPHIN RIDGE INN, that is.&nb… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Encore: Murphin Ridge Inn

Healthy Foodies: FoodieCincy — A super discount for a great cause

Foodie Cincy is a full deck of cards, and each card is a $10-off coupon for a metro Cincinnati restaurant. They’re all locally owned and operated places — no restaurant chains– and range from the more upscale, trendy OTR spots such as A Tavola and Lavomatic to more casual but still interesting choices such as Brown Dog Cafe and Main Bite (in Covington).All the info you’ll need came to me in this email from Gina Barrera of Foodie Cincy:Calling all food lovers (AKA “Foodies”), a reason to get out of the house this spring! Foodie Cincy is in the Greater (Read more...)

Healthy Foodies: This week’s restaurants: Salazar, Mazunte, Metropole and The Rookwood

Wow, was I lucky this past week in the array of places we ate out.Salazar AppetizersLast Tuesday evening my husband & I along with two of our friends tried SALAZAR, one of the newest additions to the Gateway Quarter (aka Over-the-Rhine) downtown Ci… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: This week’s restaurants: Salazar, Mazunte, Metropole and The Rookwood

Healthy Foodies: Refreshing Spring Cocktails

Looking for seasonal refreshment? Try a few of the recently posted cocktail recipes from Food & Wine magazine’s website.The first one uses Campari, the bitter Italian liqueur that’s one of my favorite cocktail ingredients — think Negroni or Americ… . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Refreshing Spring Cocktails

Healthy Foodies: New Local Food Guide

The Central Ohio River Valley published its 2014 Local Food Guide this week, and celebrated with a launch party this week at Om Eco Cafe.The Cafe was a perfect fit for this organization, which features healthy, sustainable and often organic farmers, food purveyors and related businesses and services in the new guide. Many of the farmers and other businesses represented in the guide attended the party.New food guide, available around townOm Eco Cafe, on Ludlow Avenue in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, is a two-level, three-roomed cafe and shop with a few booths, tables, and a comfy sofa or two. (Read more...)

UrbanCincy: Pi Pizzeria to Open Downtown in AT580

A St. Louis-based pizzeria is opening a new location in the AT580 building. Their decision to come to Cincinnati was based on the “resurgence of Downtown and OTR” and the location of the Cincinnati streetcar route. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Pi Pizzeria to Open Downtown in AT580

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati One of 30 Cities Worldwide to Participate in AngelHack Hackathon

Cincinnati will be one of 30 cities worldwide to participate in AngelHack’s spring Hackathon at the University of Cincinnati. Organizers expect more than 6,000 developers to participate in the 24-hour event. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati One of 30 Cities Worldwide to Participate in AngelHack Hackathon

5chw4r7z: 4:7 Thesis Exhibition Show

The 4:7 Thesis Exhibition Show at the Art Academy of Cincinnati included a pretty cool popup shop featuring branding for OTR. What’s the back story on this shop’s extensive branding with 150 for sale t-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts?Katie told me for he… . . . → Read More: 5chw4r7z: 4:7 Thesis Exhibition Show

UrbanCincy: The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance

The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance. Most urban planners are taught that public policies, in addition to free market choice, led to the suburbanization, and thus segregation, of most American cities. In fact, some argue that public policies had a far greater role in influencing this migration than anything else. […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The suburbanization and segregation of American cities didn’t happen by chance

Healthy Foodies: Your questions answered about QUINOA

How did this food get so popular, so fast? What is the best way to cook and serve it, and what does it taste like?Check out this article in the NY Times, “Five Things to Know About Quinoa.” . . . → Read More: Healthy Foodies: Your questions answered about QUINOA

UrbanCincy: UrbanCincy, Niehoff Studio to Host Regional Discussion on Wasson Corridor

Join UrbanCincy and the Niehoff Urban Studio this Thursday from 5pm to 7:30pm for an open house showcasing student projects about the Wasson Corridor and an expert panel discussion moderated by Jake Mecklenborg. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: UrbanCincy, Niehoff Studio to Host Regional Discussion on Wasson Corridor

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