WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Food
 

Summer Meals, Markets and More

2 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Does this ever happen to you: it gets so hot that you just don’t feel like eating anything? Ha, me neither. Let’s go celebrate summer with fresh, tasty food!  

Holtman's Donuts (Profile)

New OTR donut shop to offer classic pastries early and late-night

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Certain pastries may come and go in popularity (we’re looking at you, cupcake), but the donut will outlast every food trend in the history of the world. No one understands this more than the Loveland, Ohio-based Holtman’s Donuts.  

Bourbon Ball

Forget the wine: Tips on throwing a bourbon tasting party

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Over the years, I’ve entertained in my home with just about as many different types of parties as I could find in books or online, and I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut until I came across the idea of hosting a bourbon tasting while attending last month’s Bourbon Classic in Louisville, Ky., led by John Shutt of Blanton’s Bourbon.
  

Gettin' Jack'd on Snacks and Gum

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A couple of months ago, this column examined the rise of non-drinkable caffeinated products on your local supermarket shelves. It was inspired by news of two forthcoming products coming from a pair of major corporations, but they hadn’t hit local shelves yet, so I sought out other “edible speed” instead.
  

Walt's Hitching Post (Profile)

Beloved Northern Kentucky restaurant reopens with new owners

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Bill Melton loved horses. He loved horses so much that he enshrined his restaurant, Walt’s Hitching Post, with his passion.
  

Beer Pairing Dinners

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I’ve been to wine pairing and cocktail pairing dinners, but I just hit my first beer pairing dinner. I guess I’d never considered that with the variety of styles and flavor profiles available in beers now, there are enough subtle nuances to intrigue chefs and to bring out the best in their dishes.
  

Yard House (Review)

Gargantuan beer list, sweeping river views and a thick, familiar menu

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Yard House is a restaurant chain purchased last year by Darden Restaurants, the publicly traded corporation that brought us Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Seasons 52. The chain’s 44th location overlooks the Roebling Bridge, a baseball toss from the homegrown and similarly themed Moerlein Lager House.  

Food For Thought

Lessons I learned in my mother's kitchen

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
As homage to their own mothers, Cincinnati’s culinary community shared with me their memories of how this most important person touched their lives and helped shape the person they are today.  

Asian Food Fest Returns to The Banks

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Summer’s all about festival food. There are MainStrasse fests with brats and metts and loads of church festivals with chicken dinners and cake raffles. One of my favorite summer treats, the Asian Food Fest, returns to The Banks this month.
  

Dishcrawl Cincinnati (Profile)

Eating out with Dishcrawl Cincinnati one neighborhood at a time

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Dishcrawl sounds a lot like a speed dating with restaurants. Over a three-hour period, spend just enough time to become acquainted with multiple places and enjoy small courses to get a representation of what they offer.  

The Long, Complex Ride to Superfood Stardom

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 1, 2013
One of the rising stars of U.S. supermarket aisles, particularly for the health conscious, is quinoa. If you browse the health food racks, you’ve certainly seen an increase in products that tout their quinoa content.  

El Coyote (Review)

El Coyote expands with a prime downtown location

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
When George Clooney was in town filming The Ides of March, there were loads of spectators trying to catch a glimpse of the action and the actors. At one point, I was crossing the street on my wa  

Spring Tonic

2 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A “spring tonic” used to be a home remedy that was supposed to cleanse your system. As grannies would say, it was “good for what ails you.” This spring, I think I’ll take my tonic the tasty way — with gin.
  

Pun On A Bun

Mount Lookout Square bar highlights tricked-out sausages, craft beer and desserts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Now a month old, Wurst Bar in the Square fulfills its vision of a hip yet casual watering hole offering a well-rounded menu of inventive starters and soups, gourmet sausages, hamburgers and decadent desserts.
  

A Room With A View

Price Hill's newest pub serves up gourmet pizza and sandwiches against a spectacular panorama

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Incline Public House’s name derives from the actual Cincinnati Incline that existed from the late 1800s to the 1940s, a trolley system that took people to the apex of a steep hill where there was a place called Price Hill House restaurant.