I have always wanted to write a headline like that. Despite the impending snowpacalypse (I am still waiting for it…), today was the media preview day for the Cincinnati Reds’ food, one of my favorite treats each year. I love taking my lunch hour and trying new food, hanging with the mascots, and generally just [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Reds Add Frisch’s to Starting Lineup
A couple of years ago at the first FoodBuzz Blogger conference in San Francisco, the final night was hosted by Outstanding in the Field. All of us– and there were probably 100 or so– packed into a distribution warehouse, surrounded by food that would be sent to stores and restaurants across the San Francisco area. [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Carriage House Farm hosts Outstanding in the Field
The lovely folks at the Carnegie have presented me with two pairs of tickets to the Art of Food! I’m giving one pair of tickets away over on Facebook, but the other pair? Here. The Art of Food is the annual event at the Carnegie that features local artists and chefs honoring food. The opening [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Win 2 Tickets to Art of Food!
I am going to jump out on a limb here and say it: Ryan Santos is one of the most interesting folks in the Cincinnati food community today. He uses hyper-local ingredients, including items he’s foraged out of his Prospect Hill back yard. His dinners are themed, but not obnoxiously so– more like a concept [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Please to Collaborate with Carriage House Farms
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again… my favorite time of year, actually, when the Cincinnati Magazine Top 10 Restaurant list comes out. For the past few years‘ lists, click here. 1. Orchids at the Palm Court 2. Jean-Robert’s Table 3. Nicola’s 4. Senate 5. Abigail Street 6. Cumin 7. Via Vite 8. Dutch’s Larder 9. Bouquet [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Cincinnati Magazine’s Top 10
A couple of cute things from Busken for Valentine’s. First, the Lite Hearted Donut, which is only 140 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. If you want to try one, head to any Busken store, UDF location or Remke-Bigg’s to try one for free on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. I haven’t tried them yet, but [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Heart-Shaped Donuts & Conversation Heart Cookies from Busken
I happened to be at Latitude 41 in Columbus last week, and got to talking with my waiter. He asked me where I was from (Latitude is in the Columbus Renaissance) and I said Cincinnati. “Oh,” he said, “Our chef is going there! Let me ask him which restaurant he’s going to.” That chef is [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: New Chefs for Enoteca Emilia, The Palace
When I heard about this, I wished I weren’t on a work trip. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that V-Day isn’t a big deal in our house. We go to Dixie Chili and call it a day. I’ll be in New Jersey for a work trip, so still– no real big [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Valentine’s Day at Abigail Street
La Poste will be adding brunch to their repetoire, and discontinuing lunch in order to address private event services. This will be effective March 3, and the last day for lunch is February 8. They’ll be doing brunch on Sundays from 10:30-3, se… . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: La Poste Enters Brunch Fray, Discontinues Lunch
My favorite part of my Hawaiian vacation in 2006 was the beer. I drank a lot of it. Without going into the gory details, I was on a 7-day cruise in Hawaii. The food was unpalatable, the surroundings insanely beautiful, and I was on the cruise with my soon-to-be-ex and my parents. My ex and I [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: New Things: Kona Brewing, eat well cafe
Whenever someone tells me that Cincinnati’s dining scene is nonexistent, I want to hit them. Look, we don’t have the population density of NY or Chicago or LA, so we’re not going to have that same kind of restaurant density, either. What we do have? Great purveyors, easy access to farmers, and a ton of [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Cincinnati’s Ahead of the Curve
I love it when a book proves me wrong. I’m a huge Ramit Sethi fan. Ask me about personal finance, or about how I ran my job search, or how to negotiate for anything and I guarantee you I’ll say something like, “Dude, Ramit says…” I am certain The Better Half is tired of hearing [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Review: Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Chef
The lovely folks at 3CDC have provided me with three tickets to give away to the VIP area at Fountain Square’s New Year’s Eve Blast. I know, three is an odd number, but I’m unable to attend– we will be ringing in the New Year in Prague. Here are the details: Hosted by Tricia Macke [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Giveaway: VIP Tickets to Fountain Square’s New Year’s Eve Blast!
Donna Covrett reminded me, a few days ago, of a book that’s been on my Kindle (okay, fine, Kindle App…) for a while now: What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes by Deborah Madison. In it, she surveys people from all different walks of life about what they eat when they only [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: What do you eat when you’re alone?
I love it when my tipsters send me good stuff. About a week ago, I heard from a friend: “Jose Salazar is leaving The Palace to work for a local restauranteur who needs more time out of the kitchen. It’ll be a lot closer to you.” I pressed for details. None. Could I guess? Yes, [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Jose Salazar to Abigail Street
The lovely folks at Ensemble Theater asked me to write a dining guide to Over-the-Rhine to help their patrons find a good place for a bite or a sip before or after a show. Check it out– I’ll be updating it regularly as new places open. Check it out here. And if you haven’t been [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: OTR Dining Guide via Ensemble Theater
Wow, quite a year. I have a lot to be thankful for. There’s family, of course, who I don’t see as often as I should. My friends are my family, and I’m thankful for them– some brand new and some who’ve been around for a while. A bunch of them are coming over for our [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Hey, Bourbon enthusiasts.. this just hit my inbox. If I were in town, I’d go in a second: Join Bourbon Women and Woodford Reserve for a special event November 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm at The Party Source. The night will feature specialty cocktails from Woodford Reserve, an exclusive tasting featuring some of Woodford´s finest [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Bourbon Class Tomorrow at Party Source!
There is a swath of development around the city’s restaurant scene, with several new places opening in the next few months. Where should you be heading? Why not try some tricked-out Asian cuisine, or hit up a food truck turned bricks and mortar? Asian Invasion Kaze, pronounced like “kamikaze” without the “kami”, it’s the newest [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: Dining: Spots to Look Out For
I walk through Washington Park every day, usually in the evening, to head to the Y. I really like my walk– I always see something interesting. One day, it was a movie of some sort being filmed. That same day, someone was learning walk a tightrope between two trees near the filming. Another day, two [...] . . . → Read More: wine me, dine me: YMCA: Rebuilding